Retro Rumble Redux: Kawasaki Z900RS vs Suzuki Katana.
For some reason people seem to think katana are way more curved than they actually are. Tachi have a deep curve, katana less so. Tachi have a deep curve, katana less so. The more a blade is curved, the better it is at cutting.
Katana are usually deferentially tempered or through tempered with the former being the most traditional. This is done by packing a special clay on the blade at different thicknesses to control the heating and cooling. This will determine the type of hamon (hardened cutting edge) and the Sori (curve) of the blade. A differential sword is forged straight and it is during this process that the.
Katana evolved from the straight-edged tachi sword imported from China. It’s theorised that the Mongol invasion prompted a redesign and improvement of the tachi. Simply put, the existing straight tachi swords could not impart sufficient damage to the Mongol leather armour, resulting in the swords chipping and breaking. To cope with the armour penetrating requirements, the curved cutting edge.
Early books on ninjutsu in the West said that the ninja could not get their hands on well made swords like the samurai, so they had to make their own which turned out to be straight. This is false. But the egos of those that spread the mistake make it difficult to get the truth out.
The gladius is generally straight, although in some versions the blade flares towards the end. The katana is curved, particularly on the edged side. The gladius There's one other clear way that.
The reason why I don’t like your argument is because I think the straight katana looks better (11:30). The straight one is way more pleasing to me. The straight one is way more pleasing to me. Interestingly, I do think the curved swords with the asymmetric hilts do look better with a curve than they would without.
A Katana is traditionally measured from the notch in the habaki to the tip of the sword, this is done in a straight line and doesn’t account for the curvature of the sword, most Katana will be in excess of 2 shaku. A shaku is a unit of measurement which is calibrated against the metric system, where 10 metres is equivalent to exactly 33 shaku, so a shaku is 33.3 cm or 11.93 inches.