A Japanese Wakizashi sword point, this is known as a Kisaki and the tempered area that apears as a patern in the point is known as the Boshi. This sword dates from the Koto period (pre 1596). In the main section of the blade can be seen the Hada or grain formed during forging.
Another great photo and good information. The Japanese seem to have a name for every different element of everything. Does anybody know if swords of other cultures have as many specifically named areas?--Chris
I like suchi!,,,,,,lol,,,,Very interesting !Amazing people the Japanese,when you think we were in the dark ages when they developed this techique!,,,,,wonderful shot by the way,,great lightiing!....Ken
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