Kata – Sword Patterns: Kozuka – Kogatana

Kozuka – Kogatana

These pocket knives were utilitarian first and foremost. They were inserted into a sword scabbard’s side, through the guard. Kozuka (small tsuka) refers to the hilt of the knife, whereas kogatana (small katana) refers to the actual knife itself.

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