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Samurai sword? No, knife and even knives. What they are? Part 2.

Part second. About Tanta, hamidzas and aykut you can read here.

Other branch of descendants yory - Doce are stilettos. Yes, yes, and in Japan the thrust weapon was always held in high esteem!

Here, for example, of a hasivar - the forged stiletto with a hook over a handle. Originally served for a hurling back of a sword and piercing of an armor.

After a hasivar evolved in dzyutte - the weapon of secret Japanese police of the period of Edo.

The blunted stiletto (dzyutte, or dzitte) about 30 cm long with departing from a handle hook-shaped proud was the Classical weapon of the Japanese secret police. Sometimes two such stilettos were used at the same time. With the help dzyutte it was possible to catch a sword of the opponent, at the known skill, in a crack between proud and a blade, and then to break in half or to beat out from hands. To a handle dzyutte the thong with a color brush on which coloring it was possible to judge the police officer`s rank fastened.

V. Horeev. Japanese sword. Ten centuries of perfection .

Dzyutte - the Japanese cold weapon, with a blade in the form of a cylindrical or many-sided core without edge. A handle with round navershiy and vague proud, bent towards a blade that represents a trap for the opponent`s weapon. Total length is 300 - 600 mm.

Dzyutte it is developed so that its user could take and for a moment to hold the opponent`s weapon. Even not any weapon, namely a sword, dzyutte it was especially effective against a sword, under the correct conditions.

Judging by the found samples, length and materials dzyutte could be various, also as well as decorative parts. Some dzyutte are very detailed and include decorating. Dzyutte can turn on handles or even a tsub (protection of a hand) which seem almost identical used for the Samurai`s sword.

Kozuk (kodzuk) or kogatan. Small, the knife from soft iron is no more than 10 cm. You will not call this knife Boev, but, nevertheless Both the katana, and vykidzas, and Tanta have in a tsub (protection for a hand) an opening, and from the inside of a sheath a pocket for this kid. Pokhodno - military life always demands the tool for purely economic needs. To cut sausages, chips on a kindling for a fire to nastruzhit To do it by a sword - to profane a shrine, a hunting machete - a nar - was not at everyone. The matter is that a nara also peasants used, and the Samurai never fell to country tools. (Though, as well as everywhere, there are no rules without any exception.) For this purpose also the little assistant - a kogatana was hidden in each sword, more precisely, in a sheath. The handle usually was made of the soft metal bent in a tube, and the edge was inserted into this tube and, in process of wear, was replaced with another. Here such simple the device went together with a samurai sword through the mill

However war is war. And a kozuka it was quite often used as the cold throwing weapon.

Now the kozuka is produced as a separate knife and is on sale in gift and weapon shops.

Really, this world - vanity. People always forget

about it.

From samurai treatises.

People forget, and Samurais The Samurai`s life, as we know, is preparation for death. Also it is necessary to die, of course, beautifully. Probably, Japanese would not be Japanese if did not construct the special tool for beautiful leaving to the world other.

Kusingobu (kusingobe) - a dagger for ritual suicide of seppuku. Had accurately ordered size - 9 Sung 5 bu (about 28,7 cm). The handle and a sheath traditionally were white, colors of death though the famous master could recede from these canons.

Dying by means of a sword, the valiant man always risked to thrust it more deeply, than follows, having injured a backbone and having broken beautiful custom ugly falling The short knife excluded the similar final, allowing to finish procedure with gloss and to please the audience with ritual clearness .

V. Horeev. Japanese sword. Ten centuries of perfection .

Of course, in one short article it is impossible to tell everything. But, if the subject seemed to you interesting, it is possible to find additional materials in the Internet. And you learn a lot - very interesting.

I hope