Table of contents

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1 | Preface     

2 | Timeline

3 | Joko-to(上古刀)

4 |Names of Parts

5 | Heian Period History(平安時代) 794 – 1192

6 |Heian Period Swords

7| Kamakura Period History (1192 – 1334)

8| Overview of the Kamakura Period Swords (1192-1333)

9| Middle Kamakura Period —Yamashiro School(鎌倉中期山城伝

10 | Middle Kamakura Period — Bizen School(鎌倉中期備前伝)

11|Jokyu-no-ran (承久の乱) 1221

12|Ikubi Kissaki (猪首切先)

13|Tanto ( 短刀) Middle Kamakura Period

14|Late Kamakura Period History (鎌倉後期)

15|Late Kamakura Period Sword

16|The Revival of Yamato School (山城伝復活)

17 | Late Kamakura period Tanto ——- Early Soshu Tanto

18|Nanboku(Yoshino) Cho Period History—— North and South Dynasty History(1333-1393)

19|Nanboku-Cho (North and South dynasty) Period Sword

20 | Nanboku-Cho Tanto(南北朝短刀)

21|Muromachi Period History (室町時代)

22|Muromachi Period Sword

23| Sengoku Period History (戦国時代)

24|Sengoku Period Sword(戦国時代)– – – – – – – – –  – – -Mino- Den 

25|Sengoku Period Tanto (戦国時代)

26| Edo Period History (江戸時代)1603 – 1867

27|Over view of Shinto (新刀)– – – – – – – Difference between Ko-To and Shin-To

28|Main 7 Areas of Shin-To Sword (Part A)

29|Seven Main Areas of Sin-To Sword (partB)

30| Bakumatsu Period History (幕末)1781 – 1867

31| Shin Shin-To (Bakumatsu Period Sword 新々刀)1781-1867

32|The Process of Making a Sword

33|References

34| Background

35|Part 2 of —– 1|Preface

36| Part 2 of —– 2|Timeline

37|Part 2 of —– 3|Jyoko-To (上古刀)

38|Part 2 of —– 4|Names of the Parts

39|Part 2 of —– 5|Heian Period History (平安時代) 794-1192

40|Part 2 of —– 6|Heian Period Sword (792-1192)

41|Part 2 of —– 7|Kamakura Period History (1192 – 1333)

42|Part 2 of —– 8|Overview of the Kamakura Period Sword 1192-1333)

43| Part 2 of —– 9| Middle Kamakura Period Yamashiro Den (鎌倉中期山城伝)

44|Part 2 of —– 10|Middle Kamakura Period Bizen-Den (鎌倉中期備前伝)

45|Part 2 of —- 11|Jyokyu-no-Hen and Gotoba Joko 後鳥羽上皇 1221

46|Part 2 of —- 12|Ikubi Kissaki(猪首切先)

47|Part 2 of —–12|Ikubi Kissaki, continued

48|Part 2 of —– 13|Middle Kamakura Period Tanto 鎌倉中期短刀

49| Part 2 of —-14|Late Kamakura Period (鎌倉後期歴史)

50|Part 2 of —– 15|Late Kamakura Period Sword

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51| Part 2 of —– 16 The Revival of Yamato Den (大和伝復活)

My Yamato Sword (大和所有刀剣)

52|Part 2 of —–17|Late Kamakura Period Tanto (Early Soshu-Den Tanto)

53| Part 2 of —- 18 Nanboku-Cho(南北朝) Period History (1333 – 1393)

54|Masamune Tombstone in Honkakuji Temple (本覚寺)

55|Nanboku-Cho Period Swords (南北朝刀)

56| Nanboku-Cho Tanto (南北朝短刀) 

57|Part 2 of —– 21|Mucond Muromachi Period History (室町時代) 1393-1467  – – – – – – – – – — – – – – – – – – – – Ashikaga Yoshimitsu and Ashikaga Yoshimasa 

58|Part 2 of —–22| Muromachi Period Sword (室町時代) 1393 —- 1467

59| Part 2 of —– 23|Sengoku Period History (戦国時代) 1467 —1596 – – – – – – – – – – – –      – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Oda Nobunaga, Battle of Okehazam and Honnou-Ji Temple 

60|  Part 2 of —24|Sengoku Period Sword  (1467 – 1596) – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – — –  – – — – – – – – – – – – – – – Mino-Den and Bizen-Den

61|Part 2 of — 25|Sengoku Period Tanto (1467 – 1596)  – – – – – – – -Muramasa Tanto

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62| Part 2 of – – – – – 26|Edo Period History (江戸時代】1603 – 1867 – – – – – – – – – – – – –The battle of Sekigahara and the Winter and Summer Siege of Osaka Castle.

63|Part 2 of – – – 27|Overview of Shin-To (新刀 ) – – – – — – – picturesque Hamon

64|Part 2 of — 28| Main 7 Areas Among Shin-To Sword (part A) – – – -Yamashiro area

65|Part 2 of —29 |Main 7 Areas Among Shin-To Sword (part B) – – – – Area 1,2,3,7and 8

66|Part 2 of – – -30 Bakumatsu Period History (幕末時代)  – – – – – – –Meiji Restoration

67| Part 2 of – – – 31|Shin-Shin-To (Bakumatsu Period Sword) 1781-1867                                                           – – – Bakumatsu-To

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How to handle a sword – – – Procedure to handle the sword with photos

 

How to handle a sword

This chapter shows the basic way of how to handle swords.

  1. Wear a white glove or hold 2 handkerchiefs (for both hands).

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    2. After lightly bow, hold tsuka with a right hand, hold saya with a left-hand pull Saya

How to handle sword 2

 

  1. Set down saya on left, prepare sword tool.

How to handle sword 3

 

  1. Using the sword tool, push out the mekugi (peg).

How to handle sword 4

 

  1. Put mekugi in the hole of tsuka up side down so that mekugi don’t get lost.

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  1. Pull tsuka and habaki (metal just above the Tsuka, gold in the picture below ) and set down on right.

How to handle sword 6.a  How to handle sword 6

 

  1. Hold nakago with a right hand. With left hand, support under the blade with Washi (or handkerchief or tissue paper).

How to handle sword 7

 

  1. With the light reflect on the surface of the sword, all the works on the blade can be seen clearly.

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To see Hamon, Jigane, Boshi well, move the sword up and down, sideways to reflect the light on the right position.

 

9. After finish looking at the sword, reverse the process to put it back.

How to handle sword 9