KOGATANA(小刀)

What is Kogatana(小刀)? Kogatana is a small utility knife that is shaped like the KATAKIRIHA-ZUKURI(片切刃造). The knife is carried in the slot on the scabbard. Unlike a Japanese sword, the smiths [...]

KOGAI(笄)

What is Kogai(笄)? Kogai is is a spatula-looking tool for hair arranging and ear cleaning. It is carried in the slot on the scabbard.

TSUBA(鍔)

What is Tsuba(鍔)? Tsuba is a Japanese sword guard, typically elaborately decorated and made of iron, copper, brass, or alloy. The more decorative side of the Tsuba should be the front, which [...]