John Lee John Lee shiro katana

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John Lee John Lee shiro katana

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Shiro (white) is an important symbolic colour in Japanese culture. This colour is symbolic for i.a. purity and sanctity, but also for mourning and death. The Samurai wore white underneath their armour, this symbolized their preparedness to die in battle.

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This katana has a length of 101,5 cm with a blade of 72 cm and a grip (tsuka) of 29 cm. It weighs 1050 g. The blade is made in the Shinogi-Zukuri style, hand-forged from 1045 carbon steel. The blade has a sharp edge with a decorative line (hamon) for a special appearance.

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The grip wrapping is made of white cotton in the classical Hineri-Maki style, underlaid with genuine shagreen. The scabbard is white high polish lacquered and made of wood. The katana has a long tang (nakago) which is fixated in the grip with two bamboo pins (mekugi). The sword is delivered including a John Lee protective cover.

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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.

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This item is produced in limited quantities only. This means that every piece is unique. Sizes & finish may vary lightly from piece to piece.

We do not sell this product to customers under the age of 18. Click here for more information on the European arms acts.


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