- Details Description
- Tachi Parts names and terminology
- Frequently asked questions about Tachi
- Shipping and Logistics
This dominant tachi is one of the "Three Masters of the Warring States Period" in the era of the Japanese pullover. Oda Nobunaga's Imperial Sabre has a golden yellow overall appearance. Oda Nobunaga's family crest is printed on the SAYA. The accessories are pure copper with carved cherry blossom patterns. The hilt is made of genuine fish skin. The blade is made of beautiful Damascus steel plus Hamon. The texture is exquisite and the performance is excellent.
【Blade material】：Damascus steel
【Samekawa】：Real fish skin
【SAYA】：Solid wood paint
【TACHINO】：High grade thick rope
【gift】：Packaging box, sword bag
【Blade toughness】: 【★★★☆】
【Comprehensive Index】: 【★★★★】
【Other】: Handmade products have errors, specifications are for reference only!
Tachi Parts names and terminology
SHIZUJIJANAMONO The cap at the bottom of the scabbard is usually made of animal horn or metal
KASHIWABA Leaf-shaped projection on the metal decoration near shizujijanamono on the scabbard
SEMEKANAMONO Metal decoration on scabbard near shizujijanamono
ASHIKANAMONO Tachi scabbard has two metal rings (one near the scabbard mouth is called "one foot" and the other is called "two feet"), which are interwoven and woven with ropes to make it easy to carry
TACHIO Connect the straps between two taikogawa
TAIKOGAWA It is used to pass through tachio and tie it around the waist. Generally, in order to ensure the strength, some reinforcing fittings will be added
TAIKOGANE Metal buckle on taikogawa
ASHIGAWA Pass taichio through here to make it easy to wear at the waist. TAIKOGAWA, which decorates the sword, is usually folded into a rope with thin leather
KAWASAKIKANAMONO A small piece of metal connecting the ribbon with ashikanamono
TSUBA Hand guard between handle and blade
A.SAKIKASANE Thickness of blade tip.
B.MOTOKASANE Thickness of the bottom of the blade.
C.KISSAKI NAGASA Length of tip.
D.SAKIHABA Width of blade tip.
E.MUNE The surface of the katana back.
F.MOTOHABA Width of bottom of blade.
G.MUNEMACHI The notch at the top of the blade stem,where the back surface (mune) of the blade begins.
H.HAMACHI A notch at the top of the blade,where the blade begins.
I.FUKURA The radian of the blade in the tip area.
J.BOSHI Blade text in the tip area.
K.YOKOTE The boundary between blade tip and blade body.
L.KOSHINOGI Shinogi-ji above the blade tip area (yokote).
M. MITSUKADO Intersection point of yokote and blade edge of blade body and blade edge of tool tip.
N.SHINOGI MITSUKADO Shinogi,Koshinogi und Yokote linien.
O.SHINOGI-JI Blade surface between shinogi and mune.
P.SHINOGI A chear straight line extending along the longitudinal direction of the blade is the thickest part of the blade (only appearing on katana of shinogi-zakuri) .
Q.JI The surface between shinogi and nioiguchi.
R.HA The edge area of the cutter body is hardened by quenching.
S.HASAKI Asharpened edge.
T.NIOIGUCHI A clear line separating the hardened blade from the softer part of the blqde body.
U.ASHI Nioiguchi's extension line in the direction of the blade.
V.HACHO A straight line that determines the length of the blade.
W.SORI Degree of blade bending.
X.ZENCHO The total length of the katana,including the stem (the blade length is only the blade body).
Y.NAKAGO NACASA Length of katana stem.
Z.MAKUGIANA A hole in the shank for receiving Mekugi (bamboo nail for fixing the blade in the handle).
AA,MEI Inscription on the hilt (usually the name of the katana maker,but there are often other information).
What is a Tachi ?
The samurai sword is a type of sword used by samurai (replaced by katana). Since ancient times, the samurai sword has been known for its beautiful shape as a weapon, and many famous swords have been collected as artworks, symbolizing the soul of samurai.One of the biggest characteristics of the katana is that the body itself shows a sense of art beyond the appearance decoration.
What is Hamon from Tachi ?
The so-called "Hamon" is a professional term for covering the blade with soil and burning it. The blade is covered with soil that does not require high hardness, and then heated to a specific temperature. When the red and hot blade enters the water, the bare part quickly cools, while the temperature change in the part covered with soil is not very significant, resulting in a difference in hardness from the bare part, achieving a combination of hardness and softness. In the case of high blade hardness, Still able to maintain the good toughness of the blade.
What does Katana's Full Tang mean?
Fu Tang refers to whether the blade of Tachi extends to the bottom of the handle, which is also the main factor in determining whether Katana is sturdy. All of our katana are of Fu Tang structure, with a thick keel integrated and fixed with two eye nails to provide better strength and resistance during practice, while also respecting Japanese technical know-how.
What is the length of a Tachi ?
The specifications of Katana have evolved over different periods in Japan. In modern forged tachi, the classic length is about 40 inches, and the blade length is 28 inches . However, there may be different variations depending on the type of sword and the user's body type, as the samurai sword must be suitable for your height. So in this lengths, if there is no one that suits you, you can also choose to customize it.
Is the Tachi battle ready ?
Our tachi is independently designed and produced by artisans who have been in the industry for decades through more than a dozen traditional processes such as forging, quenching, polishing, and grinding. Each tachi has undergone a lot of grinding, making the blade very sharp, allowing you to perform Tameshigiri cutting. In addition, higher level tachi will use more different advanced grinding methods, which means that craftsmen will spend a few more days on this tachi to make it sharp like a razor.
How to sharpen a tachi?
Generally speaking, our tachi is already sharpened. But when you made the purchase, for some reason, you chose not to sharpen it. If you want to sharpen it yourself later, we will provide the following simple sharpening methods.
There are 4 main steps to sharpening a Katana:
Shaping work using an uchigumori stone to remove rust and scratches.
The blade is then passed over progressively smaller and finer stones in an effort to remove the marks from the uchigumori stone.
Hazuya stones glued to traditional Japanese paper are then used in order to remove the microscopic scratches that are left from the previous polishing.
Finally a Jizuya stone is used and rubbed on the surface of the blade, this is a long process done until the stone wears out.
How to distinguish a true Tachi?
The various parts of a real tachi have professional terms, and you can distinguish whether the purchased product is a real tachi or a simple and only tachi shaped word based on the integrity of these parts.
Why is the surface of the blade smeared with oil? Can I remove the lubricating oil?
The purpose of using oil to maintain the blade is to form an oil film on the surface of the blade to isolate the oxygen in the air and prevent the daily storage from oxidizing and rusting the blade.So it is not recommended that you erase. Additionally, Katana should not be placed in direct sunlight or in damp or excessively dry areas. If you touch the back of the katana with your hand, or if you have dripped acidic liquid on the blade, you need to wipe it clean with a clean cotton cloth before spraying maintenance oil again.
Can you have katana in your own country？
Tachi is considered a cutting tool and is subject to legal jurisdiction. Therefore, its complete legality. In the United States, you must be at least 18 years old or obtain explicit permission from your parents to own tachi.
Whether you can carry a samurai sword outdoors depends on your state of residence, and we suggest that you check the laws of your state yourself. Generally speaking, carrying swords in public is prohibited and must be carried in dedicated bags or safe boxes.
Do you ship from all over the world?
We provide services on a global scale, however, you need to check your country's purchase and weapon import conditions in advance. We cannot always check the regulations of each country and modify the countries we serve based on these regulations.
How much does it cost to purchase a real Tachi in your store?
Usually, tachi are priced between $5000 and $15000, but here, you can buy a real tachi for over $100
When we receive order, we will arrange quality inspection and delivery immediately. Generally, the delivery process takes about a week. As for the time connection receive it, it depends on connection location, for example, the United States takes about 15 days.The logistics we use are UPS, Federal, SF Express，EMS and International Post respectively. We can query and track logistics information online, and the timeliness is very fast.When we receive the order, we will immediately arrange quality inspection and delivery. Usually, the delivery process takes about a week. As for the time of receiving goods, it depends on the location of the customer.Our free shipping countries include: Taiwan, China, Singapore, Japan, Cambodia, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Vietnam, United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, New Zealand, Australia, Austria, Germany, Italy, France, Britain, Canada, Mexico, the United States, China.Other countries can view your freight on the order settlement page.