This katana is based on the woodblock print 'the Great Wave of Kanagawa' by the Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1846).
The handmade tsuba shows an image of the work and the tidal theme is repeated in the fuchi (hilt collar), kashira (pommel) and menuki (grip decorations). The seppa, between fuchi and tsuba, is made of brass. The grip is covered with rye skin and wrapped with Japanese silk in the hineri-maki style. The silk is dyed with tea to create a brown colour matching the golden colour pattern of the katana.
The blade is made in shinogi-zukuri style. It is razor sharp and is made from 1075 carbon steel. Following traditional methods, it is hardened to 60 HRC at the edge, and 40 HRC at the back. It is polished by hand to a mirrorlike finish, and the hamon is clearly visible. The blade has a fuller (bo-hi), which optimises the balance. The habaki is made of copper and follows the shape of the blade.
The katana is delivered including scabbard in ishime style, with a golden colour. A sword sleeve, padded transport bag and certificate are included in delivery.
The katana is 102,5 cm (excluding scabbard), with a blade of 74 cm and a grip of 28 cm long. It weighs 1300 grams.
Please note: after purchase, it is unfortunately not possible to return this rare sword.
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.