What is Hitatrura(皆焼)?

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  • Hitatsura refers to the mottled HAMON(刃文) pattern which has many TOBIYAKI(飛焼き) scattered throughout the sword.
  • Hitatsura(皆焼) literary means “all heated” as the name suggests, the swordsmith heats not only the edge but the rest of the blade also to make this pattern.
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