Anatomy of the Katana
Samurai swords are perhaps the most complex swords in the world. All samurai swords, from the katana to the nagamaki, are composed of dozens of pieces, and each one of them is as important as the others.
In this section you will learn about the anatomy that all samurai swords share and what role each piece plays.
Don’t worry if it looks too much to you. The good thing about samurai swords is that, no matter the design, they all use the same components.
So once you know one, you know them all.