SWORD BLADE TERMINOLOGY
Part II - Sword Tangs (Nakago)
The "kurijiri" is a rounded tang tip; "haagari" is asymmetrcally round; the "kiri" is a square cut tip; "kengyo" is symmetrically pointed; "iriyamagate(katayama)" is asymmetrically pointed. Most tangs which are "suriage" (cut off or shortened) will have "kiri" nakago-jiri.
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