Art of Swords

Sword
/sôrd/
Noun
1. A weapon consisting typically of a long, straight or slightly curved, pointed blade having one or two cutting edges and set into a hilt.
2. An instrument of death or destruction.

Japanese Swords (Katana)

  1. First sword has a curved single-edged blade with traces of straight hamon, plain tang pierced with a single mekugi-ana, curved nakago-jiri, and pierced iron tsuba chiselled with flowers and foliage. It has fabric-bound sharkskin-covered grip with a pair of foliate menuki, fuchi decorated with matching gilt flowers in its lacquered saya. Measurements: 63.8cm; 25 1/8in blade.
  2. Second sword has a curved single-edged blade with wavy hamon, plain tang pierced with a single mekugi-ana, straight nakago-jiri, and iron tsuba pierced with eight flower-shaped apertures. It has fabric-bound sharkskin-covered grip with a pair of menuki decorated with soft metals, and the kabuto gane and fuchi each decorated with figures in contemporary dress in its lacquered saya. Measurements: 67.2cm; 26 1/2in blade.

Source & Copyright: Thomas Delmar

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