How to sort a katana

How to sort a katana

The Japanese weapon won popularity around the world for a long time. The long sword of a katan even got to the Russian weapon state standards of a cold weapon where it was called a two-handled saber. Horoshe the made katana seems monolithic, but actually it can be sorted. For example, it is recommended to be sorted when transporting. There can be also a need to replace a handle. Besides, at collectors it is quite often possible to see separate parts of this sword.

It is required to you

- small hammer;
- brass tongue:
- gloves.

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Instruction

1
Sheath is an integral part of a katana. In Japan they most often were made of leather of a slope. Now this material is used generally in expensive models, and for the others a sheath does of any skin, including artificial. Katana in a sheath usually is put for a belt Ob. This fashion appeared in the XVII century and remained still. Before removing the handle, take out a sword from a sheath.

2
Tsuka (handle) at a good katana fastens by means of one or several pins — mekug (in other transliteration – mekug). Pins usually were made of a bamboo and were not pasted. Now mekug do and of other materials, and at cheap models of a detail of the handle quite often put on glue. For this reason upon purchase of a katana it is necessary to ask the seller to sort it. Before starting removing the handle, put on gloves. It is possible to manage also one — on that hand with which you will hold for an edge.

3
Put a katana on a horizontal surface. If you are not really sure that pins will leave easily, it is possible to record accurately a sword in a vice. But usually it does not become. Put the brass tongue an edge to a pin. Accurately striking with a hammer on a head of a brass detail, beat out it. In the same way beat out also other mekug. Seldom when there are more than three pins, happens one-two usually enough. Put mekug aside or in a small box that were not lost. Tsuk could do of magnolia wood. Now quite often apply various plasticity.

4
Hand in a glove take a sword for an edge near the proud. Strongly pull the handle. She has to act from a shaft which is called nakago, with some effort. Remove the coupling-futi which is between a handle and proud.

5
The following detail which needs to be removed from a nozhevik — a sepp, a peculiar washer which does connection by stronger and does not allow a handle to break up. Just the same seppa is and on other party metals.

6
Remove to a metal which at a katana is called a tsuba. After that it is necessary to remove one more washer and one more coupling which carries the name of a habaka. Sometimes it is possible to sort a handle, having removed from it some decorative elements. But at modern working swords this jewelry usually is not removed.