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Question When Tanto is Worn By Itself - Inserted Between What Obi Layer ? / What Obi Layer Sageo Tied to?


27 Jun 2018
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Over the course of many Google searches I have many examples of how to insert Japanese swords into a obi (as shown in the graphic below).

In almost all of these cases it involves two swords or one large sword. I have not found any example that shows where a male would insert a single large tanto in the obi when that is only weapon being worn.

Using traditional Japanese rules and clothing where would a tanto be inserted when only the tanto is being worn - A, B, or C?

To which obi layer would the tanto's sageo be tied if used - 1, 2, or 3?

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