How Do you Measure the length of your Katana?

Thanks for your question, it is a good one as the way each manufacturer describes the length of a blade may vary.

In our store, we keep it standardied and measure the blade in the traditional way - from the tip to the back notch of the habaki (munemachi) unless otherwise stated. Note that the lengths of the blades are determined by end to end linear measurements, and are done so after the blade is fully formed. We do not measure the curve of the blade.

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