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How thick is a katanas blade closest to the handle and how thick is it 1.5 inches from the tip?

How thick is a katanas blade closest to the habaki and how thick is it 1.5 inches from the tip?



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There are many different dimensions for Japanese blades, there are no set rules.

My suggestion is find one you like and take measurements.
Re-design3 years ago
I've only seen one, but it was the same thickness all along the blade until about the last inch. The blade was about 1/8 " thick and did not taper down it's length. It was basically flat at the top and tapered toward the sharpness.
I don't know if you've gotten the info you required but I have a bit of a collection (actually my first was the one pictured in your post lol) going and I would be happy to give you measurements if you'd like . . .just let me know :)
yoyology3 years ago
I'm not familiar with all the Japanese terms he uses, but this guy has a lot of measurements to share.

Here's another site with comparisons of katanas by many different makers. It looks like the dimensions you are asking for are called "Mihaba at Mune-Machi" and "Mihaba at Yokote".  The former appears to range from 28-37mm, the latter 18-30mm.
Good site.
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