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Re: [SCA-JML] Re: Feast gear?? or Katana??

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  • James Miyake
    kogatana is the actual generic name I meant to use for knife. Kozuka tend to mean the decorative handle part ... my apologies... Who had that tanto?
    Message 1 of 29 , Apr 29, 2009
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      kogatana is the actual generic name I meant to use for knife. Kozuka
      tend to mean the decorative handle part ... my apologies...
      Who had that tanto?



      James Miyake wrote:
      > Japanese were very practical people. Of course they used small utility
      >
      > knifes when dealing with food. Some are called kozuka, they could be
      > plain or ornate, and sometimes were even mounted in the scabbard of the
      > katana. However single edged knives of a variety of sorts were used,
      > including triangular bladed, wooden handled kitchen knives, like the
      > sushi knives you can by in a Japanese grocery store.
      >
      > You would not use an actual tanto for food I think. Killing and eating,
      > are different things. The sword is the soul of the samurai. Not a steak
      > knife.
      >
      > Miyake Nobuhiro
      >
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