Japanese Sword

A Japanese sword is a traditionally made bladed weapon otherwise known as nihontō (lit. Japanese sword). There are many types of Japanese swords that differ by size, shape, field of application and method of manufacture. Some of the more commonly known types of Japanese swords are the tachi, katana, wakizashi, tanto, ōdachi, nagamaki, and naginata.

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