Pig Hog wrote:Don't forget that tachi are displayed differently to katana and wakizashi.
Japanese swords are displayed the way the are worn, so your tachi should be hung with the edge down or stood in a tachikake, on the tsuka with the edge facing into the stand.
Yes i was aware:) Tachi go nagasa down, katana/wakizashi edge down - for a quick draw and insta-slash. However this leaves the question how a sword without curvature and a moroha-zuzuki tip, like below, although i suppose its self explanatory (although it maybe also dependant on classic wakizashi/katana/tachi lengths). However there were also swords made with identical nagasa on both sides. -sorry if i make no sense.
However since the koshirae will be one like a katana (even though the original registration card from Japan is hand written and describes the piece as 'ta chi'), (so to match the other one and become a daisho), I'll either have them opposite of each other of apart from each-other. I'm not yet sure:) But I'm positive it will work out.
And John, thank you for the link, I didn't know the forum. I'll check it out and perhaps join in. Though more likely I'll lurk from a distance..