Tsurugi (sword)

A tsurugi double-edged straight sword from the Kofun period (5th century)

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


Main article: Kusanagi

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

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