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14969Re: [SCA-JML] Digest Number 1447

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  • Aden Steinke
    Jun 3, 2004
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      >Re: Of daggers and swords.
      >From: Ii Saburou
      ><snip>
      >Shirasaya (if you are thinking of the plain wood mountings) are supposed
      >to be for swords that have not yet been mounted--it's a temporary mounting
      >until the other fittings are put on. If you mean the 'disguised' katana
      >that are supposed to look like bokuto or walking sticks, then I think
      >that is an Edo or later practice.

      Almost correct -as well as being used when a blade was made, shirasaya or plain wood mountings were used to hold a blade not in use, while a wooden blade (tsunagi ?) could be put in the fittings for display (don't just grab a sword off the wall and try to kill your host...).

      Aden


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