14969Re: [SCA-JML] Digest Number 1447
- Jun 3, 2004
>Re: Of daggers and swords.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...).
>From: Ii Saburou
>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.
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