Basic Japanese Sword : Shiro’s Weapon Intel #1

BASIC JAPANESE SWORD : SHIRO’s WEAPON INTEL #1 VISUALS/TERMS, pics and tips. PARTS OF THE SWORD… (+ Scabbard) . TYPES OF SWORD… (+Dagger) . BASIC JAP.SWORD TERMS: The legendary SWORD stripped bare… and named… with no shame at all. Shiro style. photocredit/thanks:pinterest

 

BLADE AND CLEANING/MAINTENANCE TOOLS.

 

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 BASIC JAP.SWORD :

 VISUALS/TERMS, pics and tips. 

 

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 SHIRO’s WEAPON INTEL #1

 PARTS OF THE  

 SWORD… (+ Scabbard) .

 

SWORD AND SCABBARD COMPONENTS. BUKE-ZUKURI KOSHIRAE. photocredit/thanks:pinterest

 TYPES OF 

 SWORD… (+Dagger)  .

 

VARIETY OF JAPANESE SAMURAI SWORD AND DAGGER TYPES. photocredit/thanks:snap361

 

ONE OF JAPAN’s NATIONAL TREASURES. photocredit/thanks:wn

 

 BASIC JAP.SWORD 

 TERMS:

  • Boshi blades tempered point.
  • Dojo place of training for martial arts.
  • Fuchicollar behind guard on handle.
  • Ha cutting edge of the sword.
  • Hadablades metallic grain.
  • Hamachi blades edge notch.
  • Hamon tempered area/line on blade.
  • Horimonoengraving on blade.
  • Hi groove on the side of the blade.
  • Itobraiding on handle etc.
  • Jiganearea between hamon and shinogi.
  • Kashirahandle/pommel end cap.
  • Katana Japanese sword with a curved blade used by the Samurai.
  • Kissaki tip of the sword.
  • Koiguchiscabbard opening for sword.
  • Kojiri scabbard end/cap/tip.
  • Koshirae sword fittings.
  • Kurikatascabbard notch/knob.
  • Meiblade/black smith signature.
  • Mekugiblade tang hole(s) peg/dowel.
  • Mekugi anablades tang hole(s).
  • Menukihandle/scabbard ornament.
  • Monouchi cutting area of the ha.
  • Mune back edge of the sword.
  • Munemachiblades back edge notch.
  • Nakago blade tang (part of blade inside the handle).
  • Sageocord wrap on scabbard.
  • Samehandle wrap material, usually rayskin.
  • Saya the scabbard/case in which a Katana is sheathed.
  • Seppaspacers.
  • Shinogi line separating jigane and shinogi ji.
  • Shinogi ji area between shinogi and mune.
  • Sori curvature of the blade.
  • Tsuba the guard of a Japanese Katana.
  • Tsuka the handle of a Japanese Katana.
  • Yasuri me blades file marks.
  • Yokoteline marking start of blade tip.

 

 

 SWORD-BLADE.
 PROFILE SHAPE.

 

 

SWORDS OF DIFFERENT BLADE PROFILE SHAPES… photocredit/thanks:starshopsk

 

 PARTS OF THE 
 SWORD-BLADE.

 

PARTS OF THE BLADE. photocredit/thanks:geocities

 

 

 SHAPE OF THE
 SWORD-BLADE.

 

ANCIENT STRAIGHT SWORD TYPES… photocredit/thanks:tvtropes

 

SWORD SHAPES… OVER THE YEARS photocredit/thanks:pinterest

 

SWORD SHAPE DEVELOPMENT… photocredit/thanks:pinterest

 

 SHIRO’s SWORD TRAINING TIP(s).

The somewhat cautious approach to Sword training recommended by many instructors is necessary.

Live swords are simply dangerous.

The skill sets required to ably handle such weapons take time to master.Walk before you run type approach is the best advice here.

Start and stay with your ‘attack‘ training with wooden/training swords…probably till it’s time your instructor says to start cutting practice…

however…

 

photocredit/thanks:quora

 

When you are training ‘defensively’...learning unarmed and weapon self-defence against the sword (or ANY other weapon type); as soon as one is comfortable…

defend against a live blade (whilst keeping within your limits…by getting attacking training partner… to start very slow and controlled etc)…and ‘begin’ your training anew…because:

A Sword moves slightly faster and it’s nature allows a wide variety of attack angles whilst also having a distinct reach advantage over many others (esp. unarmed) AND

is rather problematical to catch and remove etc too.

There is also the ‘fear’ factor involved to consider as well.

LOTS to learn.

The more ‘familiar’ you become with the Sword…the more you learn.Simple.

 

photocredit/thanks:wikipedia

 

 BASIC TRAINING: MOVEMENT

 

BASIC Moving/Movement with a weapon should be NO different than empty-handed.Naturally and smoothly as normally possible for you.Simply.

With control, flow and balance per norm.

 

photocredit/thanks:bujinkan

 

Stay focused on safety, learning/adapting the instructor’s tips to suit your physiology and learning ‘off ‘ the Sword in your hands. Keep in mind too, for example; the observation that olden Japanese weapons were oft. built suited to their average size…and in quite a few cases…to individual Weapon Masters/Adepts/Owners etc.

A larger or smaller Weapon may feel ‘more balanced‘ in your hands and will be reflected in your training technique positively.

DEVELOP the ‘feeling‘ aspect at least enough to be able to recognise firstly, what Weapon Balance is and then if you can even properly defend or use odd fitting weaponry perhaps when you are free-form training or when more experience gathered…

however…

When in a ‘real’ situation = use what you can whenever req.

Do what is needed to survive.

Be like Ninja and Kunoichi.

 

photocredit/thanks:keywordsuggest

 

 A FINAL LOOK…

 

SWORD AND SCABBARD… Parts thereof and therein. photocredit/thanks:pinterest

 

BLADE Parts thereof. photocredit/thanks:geocities

 

DIFFERENT PROFILE SHAPES… photocredit/thanks:star-shopsk

 

SWORD BLADE CRAFTED BY MURAMASA, MASTER SWORD MAKER. photocredit/thanks:znaj

 

 

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hope you enjoyed;

BASIC JAPANESE SWORD: SHIRO’s WEAPON INTEL #1

 

 

Till next…

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3 thoughts on “Basic Japanese Sword : Shiro’s Weapon Intel #1

  1. Hi all
    … Can i add, cutting Jackson to the list of crap that will never happen.

    There is more than enough regular cap room for the birds to sign all draft picks and add a few big name FA (if they desire). Cutting Jackson would guarantee them only one WR on the roster through 2015, being Cooper.The boom or bust on Maclin would either mean he couldn’t cut it, or blew up. Then they would need to pay through the nose for Maclin.

    I think the resigning of both Maclin and Cooper while having DeSean only means Kelley is more than satisfied with his current offense.

    Unless they receive a deal that would offer them a 1st rounder + so they could replace DeSean, there’s no way i see this happening.

    At most, an upfront bump in DeSean’s guaranteed money and a restructure perhaps?
    Thanks heaps.

    • Hi and thanks for visiting ninpolegends.
      appreciate the support and sentiment.
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