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What is SHINOGI-ZUKURI(鎬造り) blade shape?

What is SHINOGI-ZUKURI(鎬造り) blade shape?

zhang 05/09/2018 0
Japanese Katana features many different shapes, geometry aspects, lengths and styles, the most immediately obvious configuration is the shape of the blade. Shinogi zukuri is the most common blade shape for Japanese katana swords that provides both speed and cutting power. It features a distinct yokote: a line or bevel that separates the finish of t...
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Shinogi zukuri blade

Shinogi zukuri blade

zhang 06/07/2018 0
The shinogi, is a ridge on the blade that runs from the yokote to the end of the nakago. A blade with a shinogi is then said to be made in the shinogi-zukuri style, which is evolved as the most common Japanese katana blade design, provides both speed and cutting power.  Except for the width of the blade, it is the shinogi height that plays the grea...
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