Hamon: border between the tempered cutting edge of a blade and the untempered part of the rest of the sword.
Koiguchi: opening of the Saya.
Kojiri: end piece on the Saya; it's called Sayajiri as well.
Kurigata: Knob on the Omote side of the Saya with a hole for the Sageo to go through.
Mekugi-Ana: hole for the Mekugi.
Mekugis: bamboo (usally) pegs used to secure Tsuka to Nakago.
Menuki: decorative metal pieces fitted on the Tsuba to improve grip on the sword.
Nagasa: blade lenght.
Nakago: tang, unseen extension of the blade under the Tsuka.
Sageo: cord, usually made of silk, attached to the Kurikata of the Saya.
Samé:the belly portion of stingray skin used on top of the wooden Tsuka and below the Ito to improve grip.
Saya: scabbard for the sword.
Seppa: a pair of brass (usually) washers around the Tsuba, between the handle and the blade.
Shitodome: brass (usaully) pieces that fit into the Kashira before the handle is wrapped.
Tsuba: hand guard for a sword, different kinds of decoration.
Tsuka: handle of the sword
Tsuka-Ito: cotton or silk braid used to wrap the Tsuka.
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Whenever you find a star, changes can be made, such as of color and manufacturing. You have to specify the changes in the note when placing the order and the Customer care have to approve them
Each custom katana is handcrafted, no machinery is used (except for the blades) and all the making process is handmade by our craftsmen, that’s why the production timing changes according to the item requested. Anyway we’ll always try and deliver the sword within 60 days
ATTENTION! UPDATE ON 22/09/2021
DUE TO THE LARGE NUMBER OF ORDERS WE ARE NOT ABLE TO MEET THE 150 DAY DELIVERY TIME.
AT THIS MOMENT THE DELIVERY TIME FOR A CUSTOM KATANA EXPRESS IS ABOUT 270/300 DAYS.
“EXPRESS PLUS” SERVICE
• delivery within 15 working days
• free maintenance kit
• free silk bag
• free kake of your choice
You can let us know which bag and kake you'd like by writing a note in the order or sending us an email.