The mei is always written on the nakago such that it faces outwards (away from the body) when the sword is being worn. As a katana and a wakizashi (short-sword) is always worn edge up, when you are viewing the inscription the mei is towards you when the sharp edge (ha) is to your left.
Japanese Katana This Japanese Katana is one of a set of three Japanese swords that I have. A Japanese samurai would wear a pair of swords on his belt - a long katana and a shorter wakizashi. He would often have a third, short dagger with him as well, a tanto. Here is how it compares with the other swords in size. The katana is on the top.
This is a sword from the Showa period, starting in 1926, which covers the WWII period. The dates were based on a period plus the number of years into the period where the sword was made. The date inscriptions on the sword are read from the top down. The following picture illustrates the Japanese names for the different date components.Glossary of Sword and Swordfighting Terms Here is a glossary of terms used for swords and swordfighting. For a visual glossary of sword parts, visit my sword part area: Swords and Sword Parts Advance - a short forward movement. Blade - the length of metal that is used for attacking or defending (i.e. the entire metal length beyond the guard).Samurai Martial Culture and Their Valued Sword. The samurai were well known for their ability to go into battle and show no fear. They proudly wore their swords and placed great value to their sword; a value that many non-Japanese couldn’t fully appreciate. Before Japan modernized the samurai class was at the top of the social hierarchy.
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Rich Myers of Circle of Harmony Aikido and Rei-Mon Buki shows you step by step how to make and carve your own Bokken (Bokutou), including how to choose the proper wood, Custom designing the japanese sword, carving techniqe, and oil finishing. Part 1 of 7 - How to Make your own martial arts Bokken Japanese sword.Read More
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Japanese Characters. Learning the Japanese characters is very important because without it, you will not be able to say words properly or read them even if you know how to write those words. The better you pronounce a letter in a word, the more understood you will be in speaking the Japanese language.Read More
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Katana - Japanese curved sword with an edge on one side. Effective used for both thrusting and slashing. Scimitar - A long curved sword that is sharpened on one side and effective as predominantly a slashing weapon. Two handed Sword - a large sword that is generally 60 to 70 inches in length. It was heavy and required two hands to wield.Read More