This Katana is richly adorned with the Dragon; the symbol of Imperial Power and the embodiment of the natural forces. Made by Dynasty Forge, the blade of this katana has been made from 1095 High Carbon Steel tempered with the traditional clay-tempering process, leaving a tell-tale hamon line of harder steel along the edge. The blade tip has the graceful, clean lines typical to the Shobu Zukuri style. The blade is machine polished, with the final polishing done by hand. The blade is securely mounted into the tsuka with bamboo mekugi pegs. Their removal allows for maintenance disassembly and fittings customization if desired.
The wood tsuka is wrapped with rayskin ”same” and covered with woven black silk tsuka-ito cord – two lion-dog menuki are wrapped within. The The saya scabbard is wood, coated with glossy black lacquer with a woven black silk sageo cord. The sword comes with a blue cloth sword bag.
Please Note: It is common for the lacquer finish of the scabbards to have minor cosmetic blemishing. Also, the Menuki may not match what is pictured as it is common for the manufacturer to use different menuki for different production runs. It is also common for the sword to be configured for a single bamboo mekugi peg to be used instead of two.