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Katana ()
Katana Masamune.jpg
Katana signed bi Masamune wi an inscription (城和泉守所持) in gowd inlay, Kamakura period, 14t century, blade length: 70.6 cm[1]
Place o oreeginJapan
Production history
ProducedMuromachi period (1392–1573) tae present
Bled lenthapprox. 60–73 cm (​23 58–​28 34 in)

Historically, katana () wur ane o the tradeetionally made Japanese swuirds (日本刀, nihontō)[2][3] that wur uised in feudal Japan, an aa commonly referred tae as a "samurai swuird".[4]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "刀 金象嵌銘城和泉守所持 正宗磨上本阿" (in Japanese). National Institutes for Cultural Heritage. Archived frae the original on 7 Januar 2019. Retrieved 4 Julie 2014.
  2. Manouchehr Moshtagh Khorasani (2008). The Development of Controversies: From the Early Modern Period to Online Discussion Forums. Peter Lang. p. 150. ISBN 978-3-03911-711-6.
  3. Evans Lansing Smith; Nathan Robert Brown (2008). The Complete Idiot's Guide to World Mythology. Alpha Books. p. 144. ISBN 978-1-59257-764-4.
  4. Kokan Nagayama, trans. Kenji Mishina (1997). The Connoisseur's Book of Japanese Swords. Tokyo, Japan: Kodansha International Ltd. ISBN 4-7700-2071-6.