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