The Hannya mask originates from the traditional Japanese Nō'h theater, it was one of the most well-known characters. It symbolizes the woman who transformed into a demon out of rage and jealousy.
This katana has a length of 108 cm with a blade of 75,5 cm and a grip (tsuka) of 32 cm. It weighs 1150 g. It has a sharp blade in the Shinogi-Zukuri style made of 1095 carbon steel. It is made with hardness variations in the blade: the sharp edge (hasaki) has a hardness of HRC 60 and the back of the blade has a hardness of HRC 40. The grip wrapping is made of black cotton in the classic Hineri-Maki style underlaid with genuine shagreen. The scabbard (saya) is lacquered black in the Kuroishime style. The katana is delivered including a striking collector`s box.
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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