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These measurements are taken from a sample of swords.  They are meant to be representative and may not exactly match your sword.

OA Weight OA Length Balance Point (from tsuba) Tsuka
Length
Mekugi
lbs. gm in mm in mm in mm
Katsumushi Yamashiro 2.45 1.79 810 44.41 1128 5.87 149 10.28 261 1
Mejin Folded Steel 2.25 1021 39.61 1006 4.29 109 10.55 268 2
Musashi Forged 27" 1.81 819 38.74 984 4.06 103 10.59 269 2
Musashi Forged 28" 1.87 846 39.53 1004 4.21 107 10.67 271 2
Musashi Forged 29" 1.92 871 40.67 1033 4.21 107 10.79 274 2
Nyumon Jidai Koshirae Iaito 2.20 1.52 687 37.36 949 4.45 113 10.12 257 1
Nyumon Jidai Koshirae Iaito 2.25 1.58 714 37.91 963 5.28 134 9.76 248 1
Nyumon Jidai Koshirae Iaito 2.30 1.58 714 38.43 976 5.35 136 9.72 247 1
Nyumon Jidai Koshirae Iaito 2.35 1.59 721 38.90 988 5.43 138 9.65 245 1
Nyumon Jidai Koshirae Iaito 2.40 1.59 721 39.57 1005 5.39 137 9.72 247 1
Nyumon Jidai Koshirae Iaito 2.45 1.60 726 40.24 1022 5.47 139 9.72 247 1
Senshi Iaito 2.30 1.93 874 38.50 978 5.49 139 10.24 260 1
Senshi Iaito 2.35 1.95 884 39.13 994 5.69 145 10.24 260 1
Senshi Iaito 2.40 1.97 893 39.76 1010 5.90 150 10.24 260 1
Senshi Iaito 2.45 1.99 903 40.39 1026 6.10 155 10.24 260 1
Senshi Iaito 2.50 2.01 912 41.02 1042 6.31 160 10.24 260 1
Practical Forged 27" 1.85 839 38.62 981 3.74 95 10.59 269 2
Practical Forged 28" 1.92 871 39.57 1005 4.17 106 10.63 270 2
Practical Forged 29" 1.95 882 40.35 1025 4.65 118 10.51 267 2
Practical Plus Forged 27" 1.77 803 38.62 981 3.70 94 10.79 274 2
Practical Plus Forged 28" 1.92 869 39.65 1007 3.90 99 10.75 273 2
Practical Plus Forged 29" 1.97 891 40.71 1034 4.25 108 10.63 270 2
Shinto Forged 29" 1.94 878 40.67 1033 4.17 106 10.67 271 2
Tori Forged 27" 1.94 878 38.58 980 3.50 89 10.71 272 2
Tori Forged 28" 2.02 916 39.53 1004 3.82 97 10.67 271 2
Tori Forged 29" 2.02 916 40.67 1033 3.98 101 10.59 269 2
Tsuru (Crane) 26" 1.88 851 37.80 960 2.91 74 10.83 275 2
Tsuru (Crane) 28" 1.96 889 39.69 1008 3.82 97 10.71 272 2
Tsuru (Crane) 29" 1.99 900 40.55 1030 4.57 116 10.79 274 2

 



A (Length or Nagasa) B (Curvature or Sori) C (Length of Kissaki) D (Mihaba at Mune-Machi)  E (Mihaba at Yokote) F (Kasane at Mune-Machi) G (Kasane at Yokote)
in mm in mm in mm in mm in mm in mm in mm
Katsumushi Yamashiro 2.45 29.29 744 0.82 21 1.32 34 1.24 31 0.86 22 0.28 7.1 0.21 5.3
Mejin Folded Steel 27.99 711 0.71 18 1.31 33 1.26 32 0.83 21 0.27 6.9 0.21 5.3
Musashi Forged 27" 26.85 682 0.77 20 1.31 33 1.23 31 0.90 23 0.26 6.6 0.19 4.8
Musashi Forged 28" 27.68 703 0.70 18 1.40 36 1.20 30 0.90 23 0.24 6.1 0.18 4.6
Musashi Forged 29" 28.58 726 0.74 19 1.44 37 1.19 30 0.91 23 0.26 6.6 0.19 4.8
Nyumon Jidai Koshirae Iaito 2.20 26.22 666 0.58 15 1.48 38 1.17 30 0.83 21 0.24 6.1 0.18 4.6
Nyumon Jidai Koshirae Iaito 2.25 26.77 680 0.60 15 1.39 35 1.21 31 0.85 22 0.25 6.4 0.19 4.8
Nyumon Jidai Koshirae Iaito 2.30 27.44 697 0.59 15 1.40 36 1.22 31 0.84 21 0.25 6.4 0.19 4.8
Nyumon Jidai Koshirae Iaito 2.35 28.11 714 0.58 15 1.39 35 1.23 31 0.82 21 0.25 6.4 0.20 5.1
Nyumon Jidai Koshirae Iaito 2.40 28.74 730 0.72 18 1.42 36 1.17 30 0.77 20 0.25 6.4 0.18 4.6
Nyumon Jidai Koshirae Iaito 2.45 29.37 746 0.65 17 1.41 36 1.20 30 0.80 20 0.35 8.9 0.19 4.8
Senshi Iaito 2.30 27.36 695 0.60 15 1.58 40 1.20 30 0.89 23 0.28 7.1 0.20 5.1
Senshi Iaito 2.35 27.99 711 0.60 15 1.58 40 1.20 30 0.89 23 0.28 7.1 0.20 5.1
Senshi Iaito 2.40 28.62 727 0.60 15 1.58 40 1.20 30 0.89 23 0.28 7.1 0.20 5.1
Senshi Iaito 2.45 29.25 743 0.60 15 1.58 40 1.20 30 0.89 23 0.28 7.1 0.20 5.1
Senshi Iaito 2.50 29.88 759 0.60 15 1.58 40 1.20 30 0.89 23 0.28 7.1 0.20 5.1
Practical Forged 27" 26.89 683 0.80 20 1.35 34 1.21 31 0.91 23 0.26 6.6 0.19 4.8
Practical Forged 28" 27.83 707 0.81 21 1.37 35 1.21 31 0.91 23 0.25 6.4 0.18 4.6
Practical Forged 29" 28.78 731 0.75 19 1.26 32 1.20 30 0.88 22 0.25 6.4 0.17 4.3
Practical Plus Forged 27" 26.65 677 0.80 20 1.37 35 1.21 31 0.88 22 0.23 5.8 0.17 4.3
Practical Plus Forged 28" 27.83 707 0.76 19 1.32 34 1.23 31 0.92 23 0.25 6.4 0.18 4.6
Practical Plus Forged 29" 28.90 734 0.77 20 1.34 34 1.23 31 0.92 23 0.28 7.1 0.19 4.8
Shinto Forged 29" 28.90 734 0.73 19 1.36 35 1.24 31 0.90 23 0.25 6.4 0.18 4.6
Tori Forged 27" 26.85 682 0.78 20 1.32 34 1.18 30 0.91 23 0.26 6.6 0.19 4.8
Tori Forged 28" 27.80 706 0.74 19 1.23 31 1.22 31 0.93 24 0.26 6.6 0.18 4.6
Tori Forged 29" 28.78 731 0.75 19 1.36 35 1.20 30 0.92 23 0.25 6.4 0.19 4.8
Tsuru (Crane) 26" 25.91 658 0.68 17 1.35 34 1.23 31 0.77 20 0.26 6.6 0.20 5.1
Tsuru (Crane) 28" 27.87 708 0.74 19 1.32 34 1.25 32 0.84 21 0.30 7.6 0.22 5.6
Tsuru (Crane) 29" 28.62 727 0.71 18 1.35 34 1.26 32 0.82 21 0.26 6.6 0.20 5.1