Yoroi tōshi


Yoroi tōshi

The nihongo|yoroi tōshi|鎧通し is a Japanese dagger made for cutting through armour. Its standard size was 9 "sun" 5 "bu" (28.8 cm). Later makes were made shorter at 7 "sun" 5 "bu" (22.7 cm).

The yoroi toshi was worn inside the belt on the back or on the right side with the hilt toward the front and the edge upward. The later also gave it the name "metazashi"; "right side wear".

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