The Japanese word “Tachi” in the martial sense, refers to a series of standing stances in Karate. It also refers to a kind of plurality, akin in English to the word “we” or more succinctly, “…and company”. An imaginative person might consider our Tachi Katana in such terms, as an expression of combative stance, as well as a weapon that embodies the reliable companionship one feels in the company of trusted comrades. Our Tachi Katana has an elegant convex ground Damascus steel blade, hardened using the traditional clay tempering technique to create the uniquely Japanese blade Hamon. It has a brass Tsuba and fittings that have been attractively highlighted with black lacquer. Like our other Japanese styled swords, it has the traditional hardwood handle with black silk cord wrapping, Samé insert, and an attractive Menuki. It comes complete with a terra cotta colored lacquered hardwood scabbard that features brass decorative fittings.