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A Kogatana (小刀), or "small sword" in English is a small knife designed to be fitted with a Kozuka (handle). The Kogatana is a small utility knife that fits into a pocket on the Saya.
Contrary to Jisei models, the Minosaka Kogatana has a Tsuka that is cut in the metal block itself and therefore doesn't require a Kozuka. This Kogatana is not sharpen (but can be). This model is a replica of a model that dates from the Edo period and stored in a museum.
The Tsuka is engraved with the following Kanji: 福運来勇奮, which means: "good fortune comes to the braves" (Chinese proverb).
The Kogatana is one of the element that explains that Tsuba have small holes on either or both sides. See product pictures for details on how the Kogatana fits on a Saya.
- Material: stainless steel
- Weight: 20 g
- Total length: 200 mm (Blade: 110 mm)
- Width: 13 mm (blade maximum width)
- Thickness: 3 mm