The Lion-dog Komainu guard the gates of the Shinto shrine (Jinja). The Komainu refers to the O-Kissaki blade. This katana has a HWS-1S steel blade with a hardness of 58 to 62 HRC. The blade has a beautiful O-choji Hamon layer and combines deadly expediency with a good flexibility.
Komainu are depicted on the tsuba and the grip is made of natural shagreen, the sageo is made of hand-woven silk.
This katana is 114 cm long with a 75 cm blade and a 33 cm grip. It weighs 1500 grams.
When purchased, this very rare katana can not be returned.
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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