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Japanese Sword
« on: June 06, 2009, 12:23:17 AM »
From the latterly Pinan times (about 987), the form of Japanese Sword changed from Straight (chokutō or jōkotō) to tuwar.

The Straight form is suitable for blinding and thrusting, the tuwar is goog for hacking from horse. Change in style of the flighting decide the changement of the sword, from the latterly Pinan times in order to fit fighting on horse, the sword was being improved.


Classification by time:


(こどう,Kodou):
(しんとう,Shintou):
(しんしんとう,Shinshintou):
(げんだいとう,Gendaitou):
(しょうわとう,Syouwatou):

Classification by length:

Japanese swords are measured in units of shaku, 1 shaku=30 cm or one foot.

    * 1 shaku (30.3cm) or less for tantō (knife or dagger).
    * 1-2 shaku for Shōtō (wakizashi or kodachi).
    * 2 shaku or more for daitō(long sword, such as katana or tachi).


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Karlsmith

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Re: Japanese Sword
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2010, 11:20:37 AM »
I have a sword like this, it comes from father to son in our family, I keep it as my heart  #smile



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Martial arts sword with an etched lion head and nine fastened rings, the blade of this sword is a sight to be recognized. This sword measures 33" overall and is made from die-cast aluminum. Red and green sashes attached to leather wrapped handle

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Re: Japanese Sword
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2010, 12:35:32 AM »
Hi Karlsmith,

Welcome !  #UC37

What kind of sword is it ? Is it a  chinese sword ? What martial arts do you practice ?


Also, I invite you to introduce yourself on the "New Members Introduction" forum :
http://forum.martial-way.com/index.php?board=5.0
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Re: Japanese Sword
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2010, 07:44:18 AM »
Hi it's nice to have your post as I could get some new information here,the sword you are being described is pretty good and the improvements,changes to fit for a perfect fight is superb....great day
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Re: Japanese Sword
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2010, 08:48:35 AM »
Welcome adilenekate !

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Re: Japanese Sword
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2010, 04:01:02 AM »
I like Japanese sward,really powerful !