Antique Kogatana Kozuka Blade
A steel kogatana, dating to the Edo period. Kogatana is the Japanese term for the blade that was inserted into a kozuka and together they formed a samurai's utility knife that was often carried along with the katana and wakizashi.
The blade has rusted to some extent, but this is common for kogatana of this age. The edge is still somewhat sharp.
Kogatana (kozuka blade) Measurements
- Length in Total: 17.9 cm
- Height of Blade: 12 cm
- Width at Widest Point: 1.2 cm