What is Mune-Machi(棟区) ?

mune-machi japanese sword

  • Mune-Machi is the notch on the spine of the sword, which separates the blade from the NAKAGO(茎).
  • The notch on the cutting edge is called Ha-Machi(刃区).
  • When the sword undergo Machiokuri(区送り), Both Ha-Machi and Mune-Machi are moved up, as a result, a blade is shortened.
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