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Construction methods of Japanese swords
This article will describe several methods by which the Japanese joined higher and lower carbon steels into their blades.
Collector's term for a type of blade forging mostly seen in the Himalayas.
Tibetan term for their "hairpin forging" of blades.
Japanese word for a sword construction with a high carbon edge, low carbon core, medium carbon sides and a separate back.
Japanese word for a sword construction with a high carbon edge plate under a soft core, flanked by medium steel.
Japanese word for a sword construction with a center high carbon edge plate.
Wariha-gitae / wariba-gitea (割刃鍛え)
Japanese term for a sword construction with an inserted edge made of higher carbon steel.
Japanese term for a sword construction with an edge made of higher carbon steel.
Shin jūgomai kōbuse-gitae (真十五枚甲伏鍛え)
Japanese sword construction that is was found inscribed on some tangs.
Japanese word for a sword construction with high carbon steel outer jacket around a softer core.