Japanese Imperial Blue Ceremonial Jin Tachi

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another ancient samurai sword worthy to study is the Japanese Tachi sword.
It is often said that Tachi is more curved and slightly longer than the katana. A sword is considered a Tachi when hung from the belt or sash (obi) with the edge down, and becomes a katana when worn edge up and thrust through the girdle. The Tachi later on became outdated and was replaced with the Katana sword.
Jin Tachi Japanese Ceremonial Samurai Katana Sword set of three 

Unlike the traditional manner of wearing of the katana, the tachi is worn hung from the belt with the blade facing down, and was commonly used by cavalry. Deviations form the average length of the tachi have prefixes ko for “short” and ?-for “large or great” attached. For example, tachi were sh?t? and closer in size to a wakizashi were called kodachi. The longest tachi ever to be recorded was considered a 15th century ?dachi is more than 3.7 meters in total length or 2.2 m blade, but was believed to be ceremonial. During the year 1600, older tachi were cut down into katana. The majority of the surviving tachi blades are called o-suriage thus it is rare to find an original signed ubu tachi.
Function
The main use of tachi is on horseback from where it was able to efficiently drawn to cut down enemy foot soldiers. Tachi can also be used on the ground but somewhat awkward to draw out. For this reason, the uchigatana (the predecessor of the katana) emerged.
Uchigatana is considered to be a predecessor to the katana as the battle-blade of feudal Japan’s bushi or warrior class. Tachi and its companion sword, Uchitagana, were differentiated by the way they are worn and form the fittings for the blades.
The Katana evolved to be the primary choice of weapon after tachi sword showed to be a weak weapon during the Mongol invasions. In the later part of Japanese feudal history or during the Sangoku and Edo periods, certain high-ranking warriors of the ruling class would wear their sword in tachi-style (edge downward style), rather than with the saya or scabbard thrust through the belt but with edge facing upward.
During the rise of militarism or Sh?wa era, the Imperial Japanese Navy and Imperial Japanese army took into effect the tachi called Shin gunt? and Kai gunt?.

Wood finish with belt loops
Set of three
Katana Measures 112cm, 
Wakizashi 87cm, 
Tanto 63cm 
Comes with display stand

Manufactured by: Made for K·OSMaterials used: Stainless Steel


$188.20

$188.20

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Japanese Imperial Blue Ceremonial Jin Tachi

Japanese Imperial Blue Ceremonial Jin Tachi