The decorations of this katana (tsuba, menuki, fuchi and kashira) are handmade and set in a simple fall scene. These decorations are typical for the style of the Edo period (1603-1868), the heyday of elaborate swords.
This katana has a length of 102,5 cm with a blade of 52 cm and a grip (tsuka) of 29 cm. It weighs 1250 g. The blade is hand-forged in the elaborate Kobuse style, 12 times folded of 1095 steel surrounding a core of softer low-carbon steel. The grip wrapping is made of black silk in the classic Hineri-Maki style underlaid with traditional triangles of paper (Hishigami).
It has a black high polish lacquered scabbard (saya) with incorporated shagreen (both in the Kuroro style) and closing pieces (kojiri, kurigata, koiguchi) made of buffalo horn. The long tang (nakago) is fixated in the grip with two bamboo pins (mekugi). It is delivered including a striking wooden collector`s box including a silk protective cover.
John Lees models are inspired on historical originals and are high quality weapons. No plastics are used, only high quality authentic materials, like metal, brass, wood and shagreen. Every John Lee weapon is delivered including a seal and a certificate of authenticity.
This item is produced in limited quantities only. This means that every piece is unique. Sizes & finish may vary lightly from piece to piece.
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