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