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HOW TO SELECT THE RIGHT SIZE SWORD

HOW TO SELECT THE RIGHT SIZE SWORD

zhang 28/03/2019 1
The standard contemporary katana size is around 40 inches. However, the practical applications of the forms require a specific length or combination of lengths. When choosing a sword, you'll need to check for the measurements of three different parts: the handle or hilt (tsuka), blade (nagasa) and sword weight.    1. HILT (OR TSUKA) LENGTH The leng...
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How to measure Japanese sword size properly

How to measure Japanese sword size properly

zhang 07/01/2019 0
* The nagasa is the most important specification of a sword (blade). This is considered the blade length, despite it's not the full length of the sword. The nagasa is measured in a straight line from the mune-machi (back of the blade which sits inside the habaki) to the tip of the kissaki (point).  * The nakago is measured from the mune-machi to th...
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The world's three famous swords

The world's three famous swords

zhang 19/12/2018 0
Damascus sword Damascus sword which is made of Wootz steel originated from India in about 8th century AD. Wootz steel was an ultra-high carbon steel with 1-2% carbon and was used to fashion the Damascus blades with a watered steel pattern. Damascus sword is represented by ancient Persia, and Iran's ancient iron weapons are very famous. Wootz steel ...
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Seppa 切羽 (Spacers) - Japanese Sword Parts

Seppa 切羽 (Spacers) - Japanese Sword Parts

zhang 25/06/2018 0
The Seppa (spacers) are two thin plates that are put on both sides of the Tsuba to ensure the tightness of the mounted pieces of the Katana.  In other words it is located on the right and left of the tsuba. The Katana Seppa is considered as important Japanese sword fittings because it acts as shock absorber when the sword comes in contact with its ...
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Samurai Sword Tsuba

Samurai Sword Tsuba

zhang 13/06/2018 0
Japanese Sword mountings include saya, kashira, seppa, fuchi, habaki, menuki, tsuba etc. The tsuba (鍔, or 鐔) is a guard at the end of the grip of bladed Japanese weapons, which is mostly meant to be used to prevent the hand from sliding onto the blade of a Japanese sword. The tsuba is the main mounting which has a leading position in terms of value...
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Tamahagane katana

Tamahagane katana

zhang 24/05/2018 0
Tamahagane (玉鋼 / "jewel steel") is a type of steel made in the Japanese tradition. The word tama means "round and precious", like a gem. The word hagane means "steel". Tamahagane is produced from iron sand, and mainly used to make Samurai swords, such as the katana, and some tools.  There are 2 main types of iron sands: akome satetsu (赤目砂鉄) and mas...
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What Makes A Samurai Sword So Special

What Makes A Samurai Sword So Special

zhang 22/05/2018 0
 When we think of samurai, what is the symbol that comes to mind? Whenever there is any discussion of historical warfare and the importance of sword-fighting skills, the word “Samurai” always makes its way into the middle of the conversation. For hundreds of years, the heroic tales of the unmatched bravery of the Samurai have been delivered to the ...
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New Custom Katana Sword for US Customer Phillip Daniels

New Custom Katana Sword for US Customer Phillip Daniels

zhang 09/01/2018 0
This katana was made for a American customer, it is Kobuse Blade (Folded steel+1095 steel), which constructed of two different kinds of steel, the core steel and the outer steel, where the core steel is wrapped with the outer steel, the core steel is harder than the outer steel. This is a custom sized sword with blade 20" and tsuka 12". We engraved...
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