This is a beautiful katana with a shobu-zukuri blade made of folded 1095 high carbon steel. Being made of 1095 steel means that this sword can be used on heavy targets without compromising its edge. Adding to the grain pattern or hada on the blade brought by the folding process is a beautiful hand-engraved horimono (engraving) on both sides of the blade near the habaki. The tsuba, fuchi, kashira and menuki are made of copper with beautiful designs. The habaki and seppa are made of brass, and the tsuka is wrapped with genuine white rayskin and black silk ito. The black saya is made of hardwood with an intricate dragon carving and buffalo horn koiguchi, kurikata and kojiri. Each sword is individually handmade so specifications vary slightly from sword to sword.
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