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I am new to knife forging and would love to get into Japanese blades. I have a couple questions and would appreciate any feedback in hopes of saving myself some trial/ error. I have watched hours of videos but unfortunately most will tell you what they are doing instead of why. 1.) Does only the Habaki touch the scabbard? I understand the blade and tip do not touch, does any of the spine touch? 2.) Can i leave a ricaso on the blade to act as a Habaki? If so, do i need to taper it down like a habaki or can i leave it with 90degree edges on the spine side? Basically trying to avoid the more complicated parts like the Habaki and seppas for now while i dip my toe in the water. -Thanks, Derek