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PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reverse Blade "Sakabato" found from an old house i Reply with quote
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http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20140121-00000035-asahi-soci(pic)
普通の刀の刃と峰が逆になった小刀が千葉県白井市内の旧家から発見された。日本刀の製法に合っていないとして刀剣登録はできなかったが、寄贈を受けた市教委は「刀としては類例がない資料だ」とみており、市の文化財に指定する考えだ。

 この刀は昨年10月、江戸時代に名主を務めた川上家の蔵から見つかった。全長約28センチで刃渡り約22センチ。刀身はさび、刃文は見えないが、通常の峰の部分が刃に、刃の部分が峰になっているのが最大の特徴だ。鞘(さや)も先端が広がり、竜を彫った金属をかぶせるなど通常の日本刀とは違う造りだ。

 印西署を通して県教委で審査を受けた結果、柄に差し込まれた茎(なかご)が短いなどの点から日本刀の製法から外れるとして、美術刀の登録はできなかった。


The owner family was Nanushi(village leader) in Edo period, they donated the sword to local board of education.
Blade length is 22cm, short sword.
The sword wasn't able to register as art sword.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 3:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
For those who like me don't know anything about swords, it seems that a sakabatou 逆刃刀 is a sword that has the blade on the inside of the curve and the "mune" or "mine" on the outside. The family that owned the sword worked with horses in the Edo period, so the knife may be related to that work.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
These blades are falsely known as Helmet Spliters because of the little hook at the base. In fact that were actually use to sever the head of a defeated enemy.
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