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    I was unable to find a post for this, but when I asked my sensei what size is recommended. Apparently, he said I was suitable for either a 2.35 or 2.40, since I told him I was 5'7. I am planning on getting a iaito from Nishiden, but it only comes in the measurement of "sun". What is a proper size for a 2.40 shaku?

  • #2
    i belive the notation 2.4 stands for 2 sun 4 shaku so 2.4 sun would be the correct measurment. At least for shinai a 39 or 3.9 is 3 sun 9 shaku

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    • #3
      Katana Measurement

      Measuring the sword:

      Bu
      1/10 of a sun, 0.3 cm

      Nagasa
      Measure of length of blade from kissaki to mune machi in a straight line

      Shaku
      30.2 cm. or 11.9 inches.

      Sori
      Measure of curve of blade from nagasa to mune at deepest point.

      Sun
      1/10 of a shaku.
      Last edited by Ojiisan; 1st October 2006, 11:41 AM.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by ender84567
        i belive the notation 2.4 stands for 2 sun 4 shaku so 2.4 sun would be the correct measurment. At least for shinai a 39 or 3.9 is 3 sun 9 shaku
        Sorry, but you've got this backwards.

        2.4=2 shaku 4 sun; 3.9=3 shaku 9 sun

        10 bu=1 sun; 10 sun=1 shaku. It's all decimals-simple math. Therefore, 2.40 shaku=24 sun.

        Converting to metric:

        1 bu=0.303 cm
        1 sun=3.03 cm
        1 shaku=30.3 cm

        HTH.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Yamabushi Nate
          Sorry, but you've got this backwards.

          2.4=2 shaku 4 sun; 3.9=3 shaku 9 sun

          10 bu=1 sun; 10 sun=1 shaku. It's all decimals-simple math. Therefore, 2.40 shaku=24 sun.

          HTH.
          Ditto.

          2.4 syaku (or shaku) is 2 syaku, 4 sun.

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