Tag Archives: Katana Blade


The Kissaki is of great significance to a Japanese sword. The Katana Kissaki is the tip of the Japanese sword that has the ridge line. This part must never be confused with Boshi which refers to the pattern of the [Read More...]


Shinogi is a ridge on the blade running from the yokote to the end of the Nakago. The height and width of the Shinogi Katana shows what period the blade was made. This also shows from what school the swordsmith [Read More...]


Hi is the fuller blooded groove. The I-beam of the Hi Katana is used like those in the construction industry. Even if there is less material it remains reinforced. Hi Katana is made of monosteel although in this case it [Read More...]


Mune Katana is known as the harder cutting edged than spine part of the Japanese blade. The difference lies in the use of clay on the blade during the cooling process or quenching. Having no clay or less clay allows [Read More...]


Japanese swords are made from folded steel. These lines are visible and known in Japan as Hada. This lines will depend on how many times the blade was folded. Japanese sword enthusiasts know the importance of Hada Katana on the [Read More...]


The tempered cutting edge of a blade is known as Ha. This is the opposite side of the Mune. This is also called as Hasaki or Yaiba. This is the blade’s razor sharp cutting edge. This part covers the entire [Read More...]

Katana Hamon

Hamon is the part of the Samurai sword referred to as blade pattern. This is the effect produce by the hardening process. The blade produce during this hardening process is referred to as Yaki-ire. This has a different HRC base [Read More...]


The Yokote is the line that divides the body of the blade or Ji with its tip or Kissaki. There is a symmetry seen when the geometry of the blade changes from the blade to the tip. The Katana Yokote [Read More...]


The Boshi is more than just an aesthetic part that runs along the Kissaki of the blade. This may look simple but, it requires a great deal of ability and expertise in order to create this pattern. Boshi Katana demonstrates [Read More...]