Habaki - The metal collar found in front of the tsuba (hand guard) that holds the blade in the saya (scabbard).
Ha-machi - Notch on cutting edge under habaki (collar).
Ishizuke - The end of the saya (scabbard), called a chape or drag, found the farthest way from the tsuba (hand guard). This term used with tachi type mounts and WWII style mounts as kai-gunto, kyu-gunto, shin-gunto Ito - Silk cord used to bind the tsuka (hilt).
Kabuto-gane - The pommel (metal fitting) on the tsuka (hilt) farthest from the tsuba (hand guard). This term used for tachi, kai-gunto and shin-gunto.
Kai-gunto - A naval sword (WWII period) styled to resemble a tachi (long sword worn cutting edge down) using black lacquered saya (scabbard) and ito (silk cord).
Kashira - The pommel (metal fitting) on the tsuka (hilt) farthest from the tsuba (hand guard). This is the term used for samurai katana (long sword), wakizashi (short sword), and tanto (knife).
Katana - A sword with blade length over two shaku (about 24 inches), mounted to carry cutting-edge up through the obi (wide belt).Kissaki - Tip of blade.