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What is japanese Wakizashi ?

What is japanese wakizashi ?

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Katana is not the only world-renowned sword that originated in Japan. Another sword that is usually associated with Japanese history is Wakizashi. As shown in the photo here, it has a design similar to a samurai sword, including a curved single-edged blade. However, wakizashi is a completely unique ...

Japanese sword terminology

Japanese sword terminology

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Want to learn more about traditional Japanese swords? You should first become familiar with the following terms related to them.ShakuWhen buying traditional Japanese swords, you may come across the word "Shaku". Shaku is essentially a unit of measurement about one foot (11.93 inches). However, it is...

5 signs of authentic japanese katana

5 signs of authentic japanese katana

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The katana is probably the most famous sword in the world. It was invented in feudal Japan, with a sleek design, characterized by a curved single-edged blade. However, in recent years, many companies have begun to manufacture and sell katana replicas. Although they look like authentic traditional sw...

Traditional Japanese sword and Chinese sword: What is the difference?

Traditional japanese sword and chinese sword: what is the difference?

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Both Japan and China produced some of the most widely known swords in the world. Asian countries have a long history of bladesmithing , which can be traced back several centuries. Although they have some common characteristics, Japanese swords are different from Chinese swords in several w...

Four Elements of High-quality Japanese Sword

Four elements of high-quality japanese sword

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Forging high-quality traditional Japanese swords with basic materials is not easy. In the feudal Japan period, swordsmiths often spent more than two weeks of time and energy to make a katana. In some cases, swordsmiths will spend months forging katana. Of course, this is not limited to katana. Japan...

Part of the japanese katana--nakago (tang)

Part of the japanese katana--nakago (tang)

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At first glance, nakago seems very simple, just the handle of a Japanese sword-the extension where the blade enters the handle.However, as a fairly typical Japanese sword, it is deeper than this-because this "hidden" part of the sword usually contains many secrets and stories, its quality can make o...

Part of the japanese katana--Ha

Part of the japanese katana--ha

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The tempered cutting edge of a blade is known as a katana Ha. Simply put, Ha is the cutting edge of a samurai sword, transitioning to "Hira", that is, the flat areas of the blade are inclined and intersect at the cutting edge.When different degrees of hardening are performed in a traditional way, th...

Part of the japanese katana--ITO

Part of the japanese katana--ito

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Ito (the word "thread" in Japanese), sometimes also called tsuka-ito (handle thread) or tsukamaki or itomaki represents the wrapping used on the hilt of Japanese swords.There are many different styles and techniques for wrapping handles-it is best to use the so-called Higigami squares to create perf...

Part of the japanese katana--Rayskin

Part of the japanese katana--rayskin

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Rayskin, also known as Samegawa or Samehada, is the word "stingray" or "shark skin" in Japanese. It is a kind of shagreen used to reinforce the handle and tie it together. The rough uneven surface also helps to fix the ito handle sleeve to the handle. It is an indispensable part of the Japanese swor...

Part of the japanese katana--Seppa

Part of the japanese katana--seppa

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Seppa is basically a pair of identical "spacers" or "washers" used to firmly fill any gaps between the tsuba (hand guard) and the handle assembly. Katana Seppa is considered an important Japanese sword accessory because it acts as a shock absorber when the sword comes into contact with the target.Th...