Tsurugi (sword)

A tsurugi () is a Japanese sword, akin to the Chinese jian. The word is used in the West to refer to a specific type of Japanese straight, double-edged sword used in antiquity.[1]


The current name for the sword which is one of the Three Imperial Regalia of Japan is "Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi".

See also


  1. Tanaka, Fumon (2003). Samurai Fighting Arts: The Spirit and the Practice. Kodansha International. ISBN 9784770028983.
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