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Yoshiro School - Tusba with Design of Waterweed and Stylized Blossoms.  Iron, Brass with Zogan Decorative Technique and Engraving. Circa Early to Mid 17th Century.

Tusba with Design of Waterweed and Stylized Blossoms. Iron, Brass with Zogan Decorative Technique and Engraving. Circa Early to Mid Century.

Tsuba

Sword Guard (Tsuba) Inscribed by Washida Mitsunaka (Japanese, born 1829

Parts of Samurai Armor

There are various parts in the Samurai Armor. Samurai armor are meant to be light and strong. Unlike the European Knight, they have heavier and stronger armor than the Samurai. But the Samurai is.

The basic cuts of Japanese swordsmanship.

Samurai Sword - Basic sword cuts The same seven cuts are used in Regimental Highland broadsword.

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Tachi Koshirae Katana (太刀拵): The tachi style koshirae is the primary style of mounting used for the tachi, where the sword is suspended edge-down from two hangers (ashi).