Ghost Dragon Katana
The delicacy of a weapon can be misleading and disarming, and that can be used to your advantage. The katana is an elegant weapon that uses simplicity and refinement to create a deadly beauty. From the slight curve of the blade to the traditional wrapping on the handle, these Japanese-style swords have long been used as display pieces as well as weapons that can be wielded during a home invasion. The Ghost Dragon Katana is a hand forged blade that will protect you at all costs with a sharpened steel fine edge, and it will grace your wall until a time of need.
These samurai swords are crafted with care and 1045 high carbon steel that will keep the sharp edge even with light use. Along the fine edge is a sanded line that looks like a wave all the way down the 28 1/8-inch blade. This is an aesthetic hamon line, a line that appears when a swordsmith hardens the katana edge using a specific tempering technique. While this etched line is for decoration, the blade does have a deep fuller running down the length of the steel. The end tapers to a pointed tip, giving this weapon all of the sharpened bits that make it an excellent sword.
Where the blade and handle meet is at the hand guard, or tsuba, which will protect your fingers from incoming strikes, and your palm from being sliced by the very sword it wields. The guard of this ghost katana is a semi-squared piece of zinc aluminum alloy that has a dragon winding in and out of swirling and crashing ocean waves. The bright white tsuba matches the fittings at the top and bottom of the handle that keep the dark blue cord wrapping in place. The 11-inch handle, or tsuka, is first covered with a piece of white synthetic ray skin that is kept in place with two ornamental figurines called menuki, which are commonly in the form of dragons. These bright gold colored dragons are meant to give luck and protection to the owner of the sword, allowing no one of ill will to wield it around successfully.
The handle cord wrap of deep navy blue against the white faux Ray skin give a wonderful contrast between light and dark. When holding this 39 1/4-inch samurai sword, the handle will become an extension of your arm as you move the sharpened blade through battle poses. One you've finished performing, you can slide the steel blade into the PVC scabbard. This holder will not warp or mold because of the modern material, won't swell from humidity to become an impenetrable tomb for your blade, and is covered in a glossy white coat. There is a flying sea dragon ascending from a turbulent teal water printed on the scabbard. With complementing wrapped tsuka-ito and sageo, the beauty of this battle-ready sword shines. It longs to be elegantly displayed on your wall, or added to your Japanese style weapons collection.
Even if it stays lifted on display, or if you can't resist taking it down to practice kung fu all the time, it will keep its shape and sharpened fine edge for a long time. You can count on the dragons, even the ghosts of them, to protect you during a home invasion of zombies or worse; other samurai warriors! The battle may be epic, but until then, you can take home this beautifully dangerous katana and find peace in its presence.
Ghost Dragon Katana Highlights:
- High Carbon 1045 Steel
- Sharpened Blade with Blood Grooves
- Simulated White Ray Skin on Tsuka
- Navy Blue Cotton Cord Wrapping
- Decorative Hamon Line on Fine Edge
- Warp-Resistant PVC Scabbard
- Sword Length: 39 1/4" (approx.)
- Blade Length: 28 1/8" (approx.)
- Handle Length: 11" (approx.)
- Total Length: 40 3/8" (approx.)
- Tsuba Dimensions: 3" x 2 3/8" (approx.)
- Sword Weight: 2lbs 1.5oz (approx.)
- Total Weight: 2lbs 9.5oz (approx.)
- Shining Gold Colored Dragon Menuki
- Intricate Zinc Aluminum Hand Guard
- White Tsuba with Dragon and Ocean Waves
- Includes Black Cloth Storage Bag
- Solid White High Gloss Finished Scabbard
- Detailed Sea Dragon Graphic on Saya
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