What is Shinogi-Suji(鎬筋) ?

shunogi-suji japanese sword

  • Shinogi-Suji means a ridgeline dividing SHINOGI-JI(鎬地) and HIRA-JI(平地).
  • The height of the ridgeline makes a great difference in a blade’s cutting ability. A sword with a higher ridgeline can cut harder materials. On the contrary, a sword with a lower ridgeline is more suitable for cutting softer material.
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