So…we continue with more pictures. This is the folded tachi sword of the Huanuo Forge.
A Japanese tachi is a sword which was generally larger than a katana. Usually, the blade of a tachi has a deeper curvature near the tsuba ( koshizori in Japanese) than a katana and the tang follow the curve of the blade. The Japanese tachi mount has the typical loops on the scabbard so it can be hung from a belt with the cutting edge down, where a katana is stuck into the waist belt.
Another difference between a katana and a tachi is where the mei is written, the signature of the swordsmith is written on the omote side of the nakago, while it’s written on the ura side of a katana. Usually, tachi swords are displayed with their edge down while the blade of a katana will be displayed with the edge up.
Another typical feature of a tachi is the kabutogane kashira. It is extending over the samegawa skin and leave a window on both sides of the tsuka so the rayskin can be seen.
Anyway…enuogh talking for today..here are the pics :
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