This Musha Katana is emblazoned on the saya scabbard with the crest of Oda Nobunaga, the powerful daimyo who is regarded as one of the great unifiers of Japan in the Sengoku Era for his overthrow of the Ashikaga Shogunate. Through clever and innovative military tactics, relentless warfare and economic reform Oda Nobunaga brought much of Japan under his rule.
The blade of this katana is forged from 1045 high carbon steel which is both tempered and sharpened. The blade is matched with a hilt that has tsuba, fuchi and kashira hilt components which are crafted from metal with an antiqued finish. The tsuka grip is fashioned from wood and inlaid with panels of faux rayskin before being bound over in black ito cord to complete the sword. The matched saya scabbard is carved from wood with a blackened finish and completed with a collar of antiqued metal and a black sageo cord. On one side the Oda Clan Mon emblem is laser-etched into the wooden scabbard in fine detail.