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Types of Japanese swords. Historical types of swords in feudal Japan. Samurai swords: tachi, katana, wakizashi, nodachi and shin gunto swords.

Have you ever seen real samurai swords? They are reallly really cool and beautiful! 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.

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.

WAKIZASHI MOMOYAMA, Sword : 16th Century Japan Steel, iron, gold, lacquer                                                                                                                                                     Mais

WAKIZASHI MOMOYAMA "Tachi" Sword, Century Japan Steel, iron, gold, lacquer : This the most elegant of weapons over a thousand years of deadly perfection of art and war craft.

Aoe Tsugunao - Nihonto.ca

An old fashioned Japanese katana a well weighted sword traditionally used by the Japanese's old military and old samurai in their time

Tachi koshirae. Hatori Honzo would be proud...

So sick. A tachi sword. Similar to the katana, these swords were worn by the samurai class of feudal Japan.

This is a nice visual glossary of all the fittings that a blade go into when creating a katana. I  studied kenjutsu and used katana’s for a number of years never knowing the proper names for all the parts. Thanks to this I will be helpful to ganddaughters who are learning about these parts now. W. Evans

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.

Ivy Blossom Nodachi by Pupatron on DeviantArt                                                                                                                                                                                 More

This is a Ivy design for Second Life. The sword is created by capnbubs and is based on a nodachi I just created the design on the scabbard. The link takes you to the flat design

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The basics of Japanese sword training explained. From standard techniques, styles, kata, etiquette and much

Warning sign - popping the habaki. Rather like racking a shotgun--only quieter. Japanese sword, Katana 刀

Warning sign - popping the habaki. Rather like racking a shotgun--only quieter. Japanese sword, Katana 刀

Omori Mitsutoki  Late Edo (ca. 1800 – 1830)

Antique Japanese Sword for sale by Omori Mitsutoki.

Uniform_Japanese_sword_by_masateru

26 Saliently Impressive Swordsman Artwork Illustrations

Hi JapanLovers! Today’s かっこいい lesson is about the nihontō (Japanese swords, or…

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.

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.

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