Types Of Samurai Sword

Posted: November 29, 2013 in Types Of Samurai Sword

Types Of Samurai Sword

Samurai sword is considered one of the best swords. The 1st samurai sword was actually single edged, straight bladed, weapons imported from Korea & China known as chokuto, which was later replaced with the curved blade variety at the end of the 8th Century. There are three major types of samurai swords.
Katana:
The best kind of sword is over 24 inches, usually utilized for outdoor combat.
Wakizashi:
It is around a 3rd shorter than the Katana at between 12 & 24 inches, it was worn in interior establishments by samurai for its clear better maneuverability indoors.
Tanto:
It is a small knife utilized in much the similar manner as a Wakizashi.

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