Here are the names of parts of the swords.  The length is measured as the illustration below.  The curvature of a sword comes at a different location.  Sometimes it is around the middle, sometimes it is a lower part of the sword.  The location of the highest curvature area indicates what period of the time a particular sword was made and where a sword was made.  It can be an important point for connoisseurs.4a Entire names of parts

Kissaki difference

4c length & curvature

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