Katana or nihonto (Japanese name of samurai sword), is known throughout the world for its beauty and sharpness. You can see the artistically decorated scabbard, and also the wave pattern of the blade called hamon, which are the characteristics of katana.
This is a nice visual glossary of all the fittings that a blade go into when creating a katana. I have studied kenjutsu and used katana’s for a number of years and never knew the proper names for all these parts. Thanks to this I know them now and.
Hi JapanLovers! Today’s かっこいい lesson is about the nihontō (Japanese swords, or literally, blades). (ﾉ≧∀≦)ﾉ This illustration show the different types of nihontō, and the basic parts of a handle, or tsuka. (We tried to be as simple and asbasic as.
shirasaya; Japanese sword mountings. ... Koshirae (拵え) refers to the ornate mountings of a Japanese sword (e.g. katana) used when the sword blade is being worn by its owner, whereas the shirasaya is a plain undecorated wooden mounting composed of a saya and tsuka that the sword blade is stored in when not being used.