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Japanese Sword Terminology

Japanese Sword Terminology

Mr Yao 25/03/2016 2
AIKUCHI - a tanto with no tsuba (guard) AOI - hollyhock, commonly used as a Mon ARA-NIE - coarse or large nie ASHI - legs (streaks of nioi pointing down toward the edge) ATOBORI - horimono added at a later date ATO MEI - signature added at a later date AYASUGI - large wavey hada (grain)  BAKUFU - military government of the Shogun BO-HI - large or w...
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