What is Osoraku-Zukuri(おそらく造り)? Osoraku-Zukuri refers to a sword shape developed by Sukemune(助宗) of the SHIMADA SCHOOL(島田派), which has the YOKOTE(横手) at the middle of the sword so that [...]


SHIMADA SCHOOL(島田派), was a Japanese sword school founded by Tomitsugu(富次), also known as Gisuke(義助), in Suruga province. Region Suruga province (Shizuoka prefecture today) Active Muromachi to Edo [...]

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