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Japanese term for the temperline on a blade, typically achieved by differential heat treatment.
The Japanese name for punched, dotted surface finishes on metal.
A Japanese alloy containing copper and gold.
Japanese word for a samurai tool.
Japanese name of a small utility knife worn in sword and dagger scabbards.
Kusari zukin (鎖頭巾)
Japanese name for the hood of a mail armor set.
Kusari katabira (鎖帷子)
Japanese name for a jacket of mail armor.
Kusari gusoku (鎖具足)
Japanese word for mail armor.
Japanese word for "chain", also used to describe mail armor.
Tsuba (鍔 / 鐔)
Japanese name for a sword guard.
"Boar's eye", a heart-shaped pattern commonly used in Japanese art.
The Japanese term for a hair arranging pin that was worn in Japanese sword scabbards.
The Japanese term for a hair arranging needle that can be split to form a pair of chopsticks.
Japanese term for a cross-shaped tsuba often used on tachi swords.
Japanese word for a sword guard shape. Literelly "hollyhock shape".
Nanban tetsu (南蠻鉃)
Literally: Southern barbarian steel.
A Japanese scythe weapon with weight and chain.
A Japanese maker of sword mounts, active in the Edo period.
A copper-silver alloy used to make Japanese sword mounts.