What is Itame-Hada(板目肌)?

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  • Itame-Hada refers to the Hada(肌) pattern which resembles the wooden board. This Hada is the most common pattern seen in the Japanese swords regardless of the time.
  • The finely-grained one is called Ko-Itame(小板目肌), and the largely-grained one is O-Itame(大板目肌) also.
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