Here you will find the different structures (tsurikomi) that we offer, as well as the types of kissaki (spikes) and the folded option. These options are secondary, without indications we will use the most recommended and most common forms.
Shinogi-zukuri (鎬 造): appeared after 987, this shape has a curved edge close to the mune, a yokote. This is the most represented form on Tachis and Katanas.
Recommended blade structure
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Unokubi-zukuri (鵜 首 造): It is similar to Kanmuri-Otoshi-Zukuri. The base is Shinogi-Zukuri, but the back becomes thick near the Kissaki.
Structure always with two grooves
Kiriha-zukuri (切 刃 造): shape with a ridge that runs along the edge. As with the hira-zukuri, the blade is flat or almost. This form is only found on ancient swords.
Structure always with straight blade.
Moroha-Zukuri (両 刃 造): shape with ridge located near the center, along the length. Often found on sabers from the second half of the Muromachi era.
Structure with double-edged blade.
Ko-kissaki (小 切 先): It means little Kissaki. Ko-kissaki is especially visible in the Heian period and early Kamakura.
Chu-kissaki (中 切 先): It means medium Kissaki which is the most common tip size. Form visible from the middle of the Kamakura period.
O-kissaki (大 切 先): It means big Kissaki. O-kissaki occurs at the beginning of Shinto (Keichô era) and Shinshintô.
Kamasu-kissaki (魳 切 先): This kissaki type comes from its resemblance to the head of the barracuda. The fukura and the ko-shinogi are rectilinear. This kissaki is mostly found on kiriha-zukuri swords.
Our online catalog allows you to make a pre-selection for your custom saber project. You can then create your saber in the "Custom sabers" section.
You will find below the different possibilities to be able to personalize it according to your wishes.