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Tanto with Tsuba attached to saya


jrshinn
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Hello,

 

I am looking for information on a style of tanto that has the tsuba attached to the saya. From a practioner's viewpoint, i understand it's use. Historically i cant find any information or many examples of this style. I have attached an image of an example i have come across.

 

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Jason

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Bazza, thank you for that awesome example! I am a sword practioner and this style of tanto is actually used by us. I am curious of the history behind this as my sensei has said that he hasnt seen another style use this type of tanto. I am not claiming that our art is the only one. I just cant find any history on it. For the style of fittings on that tanto, it is also traditional for our swords to be in handachi mounts. 

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That is really qjite strange. I've trained in iaido & isijutsu for more than 30 years, & have never seen that configuration. The tsuba is intended to keep the hand from sliding onto the blade, & if its attached to the saya, why bother with a tsuba at all? Aikuchi, in other words.

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Isn't there a famous katana koshirae once owned by Uesugi Kenshin that doesn't have a tsuba at all???  The question in my mind is was such a configuration actually used on the battlefield??  If so is this a historic example of the style used by Jason in his Dojo???

 

BaZZa.

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