Stealth Shogun Katana

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Stealth Shogun Katana

Price: $249.95
The Book of 5 Rings is a classic Japanese text that describes what a swordsmen must master before realizing his true potential. A stealthy warrior can mean sneaking around in the shadows, but it can also describe the humility to be a leader only when called to the occasion. The Stealth Shogun Katana has this double meaning baked into the strong clay tempered blade and elegant metal sword fittings, bringing the words of Musashi to life through this sword.

The classic text describes the rings as water, fire, earth, wind, and void. These elements are illustrated in this imperial weapon. The hand sharpened 1060 clay tempered steel blade is earth in a superbly refined form. The high craftsmanship and skill show through the genuine hamon line waving along the 28 5/8-inch long cutting edge. The thin blade may appear delicate, but it is tough enough to keep the fine edge long after extensive battle use and demonstrations. The golden colored habaki has kanji symbols etched onto the metal and helps the hilt of the blade fit securely into the scabbard.

From the high carbon steel blade to the high-quality tsuka, or handle, this Japanese-style katana continues to impress. The first layer of grip is a piece of real white ray skin that is fastened in place with an antiqued menuki pendant on each side. This decorative yet functional accent is long and slender, resembling a dragon's foot or claw. The 11 1/2-inch handle is then wrapped in a traditional cord weaving pattern that creates the iconic diamond-shaped holes that allow the ray skin to show through. The black cord helps to further secure the ray skin while giving excellent grip to the tsuka as you handle this 2 pound 3.5-ounce sharpened samurai sword.

While this decadent weapon is not in use, it will spend time housed inside the wooden scabbard, or saya that has been crafted to fit the pieces of this sword perfectly. The outside has been coated with a protective black high gloss finish and has black and white woven cord wrapping at the sageo. The cord is strung through the gorgeous kurikata, the hole that allows you to wear this katana on your side, which shines like a tiger's eye gemstone. On the top and bottom of the saya are fitted topaz-colored brackets, called the kojiri and the koiguchi, that add a glimmer of elegance. Hanging from your wall, this 40 1/2-inch long weapon will draw your eye to the shimmering accents against the stealthy black gloss.

Protecting your fingers from sliding up the hand-forged blade is the tsuba, an iron disc handguard that has 8 rings with kanji symbols engraved, creating a brushed silver and black contrast that adds to the allure of this display katana. The artwork, attention to detail, and symbolism of this samurai katana run deep, and will bring you enjoyment on your own warrior journey for a long time to come.

Stealth Shogun Katana Highlights:

  • Sharpened 1060 Carbon Steel Blade
  • Expertly Clay Tempered Maru-Kitae
  • Genuinely Crafted Hamon Line
  • Authentic White Ray Skin
  • Black and White Handle Cord Wrapping
  • Thick Black Sageo Cord Wrapping
  • Fuller along Both Sides of Blade
  • Beautiful Iron Tsuba with Engraved Kanji
  • Decorative Zinc Kashira and Fuchi
  • Sword Length: 40 1/4" (approx.)
  • Blade Length: 28 3/4" (approx.)
  • Handle Length: 11 1/2" (approx.)
  • Total Length: 40 1/2" (approx.)
  • Tsuba Diameter: 3" (approx.)
  • Sword Weight: 2lbs 3.5oz (approx.)
  • Total Weight: 3lbs (approx.)
  • Antiqued Dragon's Claw Menuki
  • Wooden Saya with Glossy Black Finish
  • Black Woven Cloth Sword Bag Included
  • Certificate of Authenticity with Serial Number

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