What is SHINOGI-ZUKURI(しのぎづくり) blade shape?

Published: 11/08/2020 Comments: 0

Japanese Katana features many different shapes, geometry aspects, lengths and styles, the most immediately obvious configuration is the shape of the blade. Shinogi zukuri is the most common blade shape for Japanese katana swords that provides both speed and cutting power. It features a distinct yokote: a line or bevel that separates the finish of the main blade and the finish of the tip. Shinogi zukuri It is believed to have evolved from Kiriha-zukuri. Originated in the Sui Dynasty of China.

 
As the most typical blade style ,shinogi-zukuri katana can be light target cutters, medium cutters, or heavy cutters. It also depends on the niku, thickness, and width of those certain blades.

 

 

 

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