I have a Kogarasu-maru inspired custom katana I should be receiving in a few weeks, and I thought I might try shaking the rust off of my old Yoseikan budo sword training.
I've seen some old threads which mention how difficult it is to perform noto with a kissaki moroha zukuri blade without damaging yourself, the koiguchi, or the false edge itself, but I never ran across any tested and confirmed solutions for how to manage it successfully.
I'm sure I can work something out on my own through trial and error, but I figured it wouldn't hurt to see if anyone else had already cracked this nut.
It is a tricky type to execute noto with. I recall a discussion on this a year back that sprung out of a discussion on noto with unokubi and kanmuri-otoshi.
I think a fair approach would be to emulate a bit of the 'noto' technique utilized with jian, where you facilitate the blade's central ridge meeting with the side of the scabbard for just a brief moment to orient the sword into the scabbard and then sort of 'hover' the blade inwards with a lateral orientation, without letting the blade flat slide along the wood. Even once you clear the double edged part of the blade, it'd probably be a bad idea to shift to a method sliding the back side along the saya given the back edge will likely still be cutting into the scabbard further down.
So I'd just treat it similarly to a jian or any other straightsword and avoid conventional noto mannerisms, especially of the hand sliding variety
Last Edit: Jul 12, 2019 23:02:20 GMT by zabazagobo
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