Gorgeous and deadly was the katana; some say the perfect sword. It’s hard to argue with this beauty. Extremely well balanced for ultra fast and supremely efficient cuts. The speed and power is undeniable.
It’s very hard to find truly traditional fittings and even harder to afford them, but these do admirably well. Solid metal parts have intricate carvings, handle has genuine ray skin wrapped the traditional way with cotton. Blade is hand forged, high carbon steel with simulated hamon (temper line) for a hard edge and softer spine to absorb and disperse impact. Tsuba has intricate floral carvings and is highlighted in silver and gold. Matching hand carved wooden scabbard w/black finish. Lacquered saya with hand painted gold leaves. Includes matching lacquered stand.