Katana blog

katana saya

Katana saya

Katana saya are the scabbards that protect and store katana blades. Saya are typically made of wood, lacquer, and metal, and they come in a variety of sizes and styles.

katana bohi


The bohi (bo-hi) refers to one or more grooves that are cut into the blade of the sword, running along the blade from the base to the tip


Katana kissaki

The kissaki is the pointed end of the katana. It is typically slim and sharp, making it ideal for stabbing and thrusting attacks.


Katana hamon

A hamon is a line that appears on the blade of the katana. It is created by heated the edge of the blade to a higher temperature than the body of the blade.


Katana sori

Katana sori refers to the curve of a katana blade. It is an important aspect of the sword's design, and affects the way the weapon is used.

why are katanas curved

Why are katanas curved

One of the most distinctive features of the katana is its curve. But why are katana curved?