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The different tsuba parts

The different tsuba parts

zhang 17/12/2018 1
 鍔 (鐔) Tsuba glossary 当金 Ategane A metal plug placed inthe Kozuka or Kogai-ana. Also refered to as Ume ( 埋 ) 縮緬 Chirimen AA crape paper finish. 土手耳 Dote-mimi  A rounded raised rim. 覆輪 Fukurin     An outer rim cover on a tsuba, usually in Shakado, Gold or some other soft  metal. 形 (型) Gata (Kata)     This means Shape, Maru Gata is Round Shape. 平 Hir...
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Common shapes of tsuba (sword guard)

Common shapes of tsuba (sword guard)

zhang 14/12/2018 0
The tsuba is the guard around the handle of katana’s sword. Tsuba can be made of metals like iron, gold, copper and silver, or alloys, which can stand up to actual repetitive use in combat. Tsuba can be found in all kinds of shapes, both regular and irregular. The most common shapes of tsuba are Maru gata, Kaku gata, Shitogi and Mokko gata.   Maru ...
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Common Styles of Boshi

Common Styles of Boshi

zhang 12/12/2018 0
Boshi is the hamon temper line that extends to the blade tip (kissaki) on Japanese Swords. Boshi is the hardened edge section of the tip. Swords that have not been differentially hardened do not have boshi. An ideally shaped boshi follows the rest of the hamon pattern and turns back on itself widely at the blade point, usually touching the yokote w...
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How to pack a sword (HanBon Forge)?

How to pack a sword (HanBon Forge)?

zhang 10/12/2018 0
When transporting swords, they must be properly packed to ensure that they will not cause injury to handlers or damage to properties. And they must be well packed according to sword's size and length. Here are several steps show you how to wrap our swords. We sent it through the China Post EMS air freight (USPS in USA), there is an invoice in Engli...
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How to hold a samurai katana sword correctly?

How to hold a samurai katana sword correctly?

zhang 07/12/2018 1
1. Lightly align the palm root depression with the tiger's mouth above the handle ridge.    2. Grasp it gently with the radian of handle. Do not hold tightly. The front hand does not touch fuchi, and back hand does not touch kashira, and distance between two hands is 1 to 2 fingers wide, avoid rusting or wearing of metal fittings.   3. Check to see...
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How to forge your own katana swords?

How to forge your own katana swords?

zhang 05/12/2018 0
1. Buy or find a piece of steel about 2 inches (5.1 cm) wide and 5 inches (1.27 m) thick, slightly over 3 feet (0.9 m) long.2. Heat steel in a furnace or open hearth. You must heat the material to a temperature close to 1600 degrees Fahrenheit (870 degrees Celsius) to forge and remove impurities. During the heating process, substances such as sulfu...
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Japanese fighting actions with a samurai sword

Japanese fighting actions with a samurai sword

zhang 03/12/2018 0
Accurately speaking, the feeling of practicing a sword is important. In fact, amazing actions about practicing a sword from most movies are fake. If you want to master it, firstly use the wood samurai sword to practice. You can also do it gradually.       Want a unique sword? Feel free to contact us: Phone: 086 13739276006 Email: sales@hanbonforge....
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Basic etiquette about Japanese sword

Basic etiquette about Japanese sword

zhang 30/11/2018 1
The following basic etiquette are what you have to pay attention to. 1. How to draw out a katana sword? When drawing out the sword, hold scabbard (saya) close to the scabbard mouth with your left hand from below, and grab the handle from above with your right hand. The blade should be horizontal, the tip of the blade should be far away, and the bla...
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