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#349740 - 07/04/07 07:29 PM Help with Sword Parts
HiiYa Offline
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Hi Guys,

Does anyone know of a goodplace that has the names of the sword parts.. i.e. the japanese name for the hilt,hand guard etc

Any help would be great!

Thanks


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#349741 - 07/04/07 11:40 PM Re: Help with Sword Parts [Re: HiiYa]
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#349742 - 08/08/07 04:34 PM Re: Help with Sword Parts [Re: Ian_Johnson]
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I don't see the word for the "face" of the blade on those pages. For the life of me, I can't remember the word right now either
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#349743 - 08/08/07 04:42 PM Re: Help with Sword Parts [Re: jpoor]
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What do you mean by face? Can you describe it?
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#349744 - 08/08/07 04:44 PM Re: Help with Sword Parts [Re: jpoor]
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Not exactly sure what mean by "face". But, how about Ji? Try the second link there.
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#349745 - 08/08/07 04:45 PM Re: Help with Sword Parts [Re: Charles Mahan]
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I'll do my best. Mind you though that I don't start my sword class until Saturday, so I could be way off here.

Face = the side of the blade that is always forward when mounted in a display. It is to your extreme left when worn in the saya.
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#349746 - 08/08/07 04:49 PM Re: Help with Sword Parts [Re: jpoor]
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I've never heard of a specific term for that side of the blade. I wouldn't be at all suprised if there was one though. The Japanese are great ones for naming things.

And to avoid any possible confusion, you mean the side of the blade which would be on the side of the saya with the kurigata. Ie it's on the left side of the blade when the sword is worn in your obi.

This might seem like a dumb clarification, but if you where a sword in tachi mounts it is worn edge down and that changes the side of the blade which is on the left when worn in the saya.


Edited by Charles Mahan (08/08/07 04:51 PM)
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#349747 - 08/08/07 04:50 PM Re: Help with Sword Parts [Re: JMWcorwin]
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I have the faint notion in my head that it starts with an "O," but I'm not sure. I'll have to ask tonight during a break from our non-sword class.
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#349748 - 08/08/07 04:53 PM Re: Help with Sword Parts [Re: jpoor]
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I think you are thinking of Omote side which would be the side of the nakago(tang) with the signature. The other side is called the Ura side.

Try this glossary
http://home.earthlink.net/~steinrl/glossry.htm


Edited by Charles Mahan (08/08/07 04:54 PM)
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#349749 - 08/08/07 04:59 PM Re: Help with Sword Parts [Re: Charles Mahan]
jpoor Offline
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Could be, but I thought for sure he was talking about the whole blade. Probably not though. All these parts are a little overwhelming. Who would have thought that one blade could have so many "parts?"

Thanks
Jim
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