Musashi Brand Handmade Forged Kobuse Laminated Samurai Katana Sword Razor Sharp
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The use of brass in the Tsuba of the Katana began during the early Muromachi period and continued well into the Edo period. Due to the lack of brass in Japan brass was originally only used as inlay in a Tsuba. This brass was imported from Ming China in the form of coins. The scarcity of brass meant that only the wealthiest Samurai could afford even a brass inlay. The addition of the brass inlay in the Tsuba was one of the first steps in the Katanas evolution from a strictly functional weapon to a piece of art. This sword is a reproduction of a Muromachi Katana, the newest creation from the Musashi forge. The sword has been authentically created in all aspects. The blade features a forge folded blade and comes razor sharp. The Katana Includes: A Sword Bag, Wooden Collectors Box, Cleaning Kit, and Certificate of Authenticity.
Blade: The blade has been forged in Kobuse-kitae style resulting in a beautiful grain pattern. The hamon is authentic, created by covering the entire blade of the sword, except for the Ha, with a special mixture of clay. The blade has then been heated and quenched in pure spring water. Since the Ha has been left exposed it cools much more rapidly than the rest of the blade. The molecules of the Ha expand and bend back the rest of the blade (this is what gives the Katana its signature curve). The molecules of the Ha become crystalline and very hard while the Mune remains soft. The blade features a Chu Kissake, O-Maru temper line through the Kissake, Doran Hamon along the Ha, raised ridged, and low Mune. The blade comes full tang and razor sharp. Please note that this sword is from the newest batch and no longer comes with a honsanmai lamination. Saya: The Saya of the sword has been constructed from hard wood with black high gloss finish. A black silk Sage-o has been tied around the bright copper Kurigata of the sword. The Koi-Guchi is has been hardened. Tsuba: The Habaki is a one piece brass construction. A brass Seppa secures the Tsuba to the Habaki and features the Musashi symbol. The Tsuba has been constructed from brass with a traditional cut out design of blossoms. A second Seppa secures the Tsuba to the Tsuka. Tsuka: The Fuchi is brass with a design reminiscent of the Muromachi period. The Tsuka core is wooden with a ray skin Same and black silk Ito. Two bamboo Mekugis secure the tang in the Tsuka. The two Menuki are blackened oxidized copper created in the likeness of dragons. The Kashira of the sword is a blossom.
Overall Length: 41.5 " Blade: Razor Sharp Blade Length: 29.5 " Blade Width @ Habaki: 1.2 Blade Thickness @ Habaki: 0.3 Blade Width @ Kissaki: 0.9 Blade Thickness @ Kissaki: 0.2 Kissaki Length: 1.6 Sori: 0.6 Blade Material: Folded Carbon Steel Tsuka Length: 11 " Hardness: 40 HRC/57 HRC Blade Width Length: 1.125 " Fittings: Brass & Copper Lamination: Honsan'mai Handle Material: Ray Skin & Silk Cord Accessories: Wooden Collectors Box, Cleaning Kit, Sword Bag, & Certificate of Authenticity
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