JKOO SWORDS > Blade-zukuri

Blade zukuri(shapes)


Japanese sword(Nihonto) are made in a variety style shapes. Shinogi zukuri are the most common one of them. 




1)Shinogi-Zukuri

The most general style for TACHI/KATANA and WAKIZASHI (long swords)




2)Shobu-zukuri

It is like SHINOGI-ZUKURI, but without YOKOTE line




3)Hira-zukuri

The most general style for TANTO


4)KIRIHA-ZUKURI

Usually in the case of the blades without curvature, like Chinese TANG DAO.




5)Unokubi-Zukuri

The thickness on the back becomes thinner towards the tip(from 1/3 for katana, from half for Tanto).





6)KANMURI-OTOSHI-ZUKURI

Like Unokubi-Zukuri, but no yokote.




7) KISSAKI-MOROHA-ZUKURI(Kogarasu-maru)

Kissaki-moroha-zukuri style blade is especially called "Kogarasu-maru" styleThe thickness on the back becomes double edge towards the tip.


8)Moroha zukuri

A double edged blade, for tanto



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