Hand Forged Katana Sword W/ Mother of Pearl Sakura Maroon
|Overall Length: ||41.5 " ||Fittings: ||Oxidized Copper |
|Blade Length: ||28.25 " ||Blade: ||Razor Sharp |
|Tsuka Length: ||11 " ||Blade Material: ||High Carbon Steel |
|Saya Length: ||29.25 " ||HRC: ||55 |
|Tsuba Diameter: ||3.5 " ||Condition: ||Brand New |
The Sakura has always been closely associated with the Samurai. The Sakura blossom is beautiful but with a very short life span, very similar to the Samurai. There are legends of the Samurai questing after this blossom. They would go through unimaginable hardship to find the perfect Sakura Blossom.
This is a hand forged Katana made in the old tradition. The blade of the sword is forged by hand, full tang (with the sword smith's signature on the tang), and comes razor sharp. The Saya of the Katana is wooden with a black lacquer finish. Two branches of Sakura blossoms have been inlaid into the Saya with mother of pearl.
The Katana includes a Wooden Collectors Box, Cleaning Kit, Sword Bag, and Certificate of Authenticity.
Please Note that this sword does not include the One Tier Sword Stand.
Attributes of the Weapon:
Blade: The blade of the sword is constructed from high carbon steel in a Maru Lamination. The Hamon and curve of the blade have been authentically created. The curve of the blade has been created as a result of the different steel used on the Ha and Shinogi. When the blade is quenched the sword is covered with a clay solution, except for the edge of the blade. The blade is then heated and quenched in water drawn from the spring of Longquan. Since the Ha cools much more quickly than the rest of the blade the molecules in the steel expand and force the softer steel to fold back.
A beautiful crane has been etched into the steel of the blade. On the opposite side is a pictograph of a sword above a kanji.
The blade has been built with a high Mune, a shallow curve, and a Kiji Momo Tang. The sword smith has signed the tang of the blade. A Bo-Hi has been added to the blade to lessen the weight and give audible feedback when swung. The Kissake is a medium length with a well defined Yokote.
The blade is full tang and comes razor sharp.
Saya: The Saya is wooden with a maroon lacquer finish. On each side of the Saya is a branch of Sakura blossoms. The blossoms are inlaid mother of pearl. The Sage-o is black cotton cord tied over a copper kurigata. The Koiguchi is constructed from bull horn.
Tsuba: The Habaki is a one piece brass construction with the double ring Musashi symbol engraved into the brass. The Tsuba is hand made of oxidized copper in the old tradition with a cut out design of waves and a crane in flight. The Tsuba features the cut out design reminiscent of the Edo Period of Tsuba making. The Tsuba is Ko Katchushi style with the Kozuka Hitsu-ana on one side and the Kogai Hitsu-ana on the opposite side, each side represents the sun and the moon. The Katana is fitted with two oxidized copper Seppa.
Tsuka: The Fuchi is another crane in flight. The Tsuka is wooden with a white ray skin Same and black cotton cord Ito. The Menuki are blossoms. The Kashira is another crane in flight. The Tsuka features a double bamboo Mekugi.