3 |Names of Parts

Here are the names of the parts of a sword.  The length of a sword means the length between the tip of the blade and the top of the Nakago (the hilt) as shown in the last figure. The curvature of a sword is an important factor for connoisseurs to appraise the sword because it often indicates the time and region the particular sword was forged. 4a Entire names of parts

Kissaki difference

4c length & curvature