Nihontou has a tradition of more than a millennium, which is known as the sword made on the basis of Japanese unique forging methods.
This time I will introduce to you the types of nihontou.
Tachi・・・tachi is the sabre for cavalry, when wearing, the blade shall be downward.
Katana・・・katana is so-called the sword, its full name is "Uchikatana", when wearing, the blade shall be upward.
Tantou・・・has a blade less than 30cm
Sword・・・double-edged with long blade
Nagamaki・・・the hilt is usually long for brandish
Naginata・・・in order to enhance the effect of slash,the hilt and blade are all very long
Spear・・・a kind of weapon for the purpose of thrust
Pike・・・a kind of ancient weapon like double-edged sword with a long hilt
There are so many types of nihontou! But the most representative of them are tachi and uchikatana.
The charm of nihontou is unfathomable, the introduction this time is far from enough. If there is a chance, I want to see you again in the continuation of nihontou.
↓↓If you want to know more about SAMURAI, please check here!↓↓
Special Episode: The secret of samurais that are loved despite having no form
→ Read more articles of Manga de Japan
→ Read more Traditional Culture articles of Manga de Japan