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Kris Cutlery ''Ume'' Katana - 26'' Blade - KRSYKS25

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Overall Length: 37'' Blade: 26 1/8''

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Blade: 1060 & 9250 Folded High Carbon Steel
Weight: 2 lb 3.5 oz
Edge:  Sharp
P.O.B.: 5''
Thickness: 7.4 mm - 4.5 mm
Width: 31.4 mm
Grip Length: 9 5/8''
Pommel: N/A

This Katana, crafted by Kris Cutlery, has a folded steel blade of both 1060 and 9250 high carbon steel .The folding process has left a distinct, grain-like pattern along the blade that looks akin to rippling water. Traditionally Japanese smiths worked and folded their steel billets to improve the steel that they created from the low quality of iron available. High quality, pure steel is available to swordsmiths today which makes this a redundant process, but the artful quality and traditional craftsmanship techniques and appearance of folded steel is undeniably attractive to many.

The tsuba, fuchi (grip collar) and kashira (pommel) fittings are of antiqued metal with a copper finish. They feature a floral design with ‘’Ume’’ plum fruits. The plum tree, like the cherry tree, blossoms seasonally and this blossoming, like the blossoming of the Cherry tree, is celebrated by the Japanese. The plum blossoms early and this flowering is regarded as a herald of a new spring with festivals to match.

The tsuba is surmounted by seppa of brass and the habaki is also of brass. The wooden tsuka grip is wrapped in rayskin and then tightly overlaid with black knotted poly-blend ito cord. Two antique-finished menuki of leaves are woven within the grip wrap. The blade tang is pegged into the grip with a pair of bamboo mekugi pegs.

The wooden Saya scabbard is lacquered black. The sword comes with a black cloth sword bag.

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