Language: Japanese
Source: The Kashima sisters


Kusabi-hi (楔樋) literally means "wedge groove". It is the Japanese name for a peculiar type of grooves found on some spearheads.1



1. The Kashima Sisters; Grooves on swords and their meaning.

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