The chokuto (or occasionally jokuto
) was a Japanese
, crafted in bronze
, with a large round pommel
. The blade could either be single or double edged, and due to its length
, was wielded with both hands.
These weapons are thought to have been influenced by the Chinese/Korean style swords and was popular between 300-900 A.D.. after which chokuto were used in a purely ceremonial setting, and were practically superseded by the tachi.