The Parts of a Japanese sword-Basic guide.

The Parts of a Japanese sword-Basic guide.

Basic sword parts.

These are basic guides to help beginners to identify the parts of the sword. These usefull guides were kindly prepared by Edward Lee.

The first picture shows basic sword parts. The second shows some common sword cleaning materials. The third shows the tsuka. The fourth is a more detailed look at the monouchi-cutting area of the blade.  The fifth illustrates the tsuba, whilst the sixth shows the Daisho or two swords of the samurai.

Sword cleaning materials.



The Tsuka-handle.

The Monouchi-cutting area.Sword cleaning materials.

Furniture pics.

The daisho.


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