Matsu (pine tree) stands for long life in Japanese culture. This is due
to the pine tree being an evergreen, and therefore staying green year
round. This was a very popular tree among the Samurai class due to its
masculine appearance and affiliation with long life. The pine tree is
the antithesis of the plum blossom in that the plum blossom has a feminine
image and closely associated with the fragility of life.
Matsu is a light, fast, powerful cutter that has proved itself to us time
and again. The sword is fully capable of taking multiple mats, but is
still light enough for very swift draw cuts and double cuts. This sword
is perfect for beginning to intermediate practitioners.
Sword includes a cloth sword bag and nylon carrying bag. The carrying
bag features a shoulder strap and velcro pouch.