The symbolism of the ginkgo leaf for longevity is about as ancient as the tree itself as well as its nature of duality. Our Autumn Leaf Katana
embodies both of these contrasting metaphors of endurance and finality
in its motif. The blackened, moon shaped stainless steel tsuba
silhouettes falling gingko leaves as the moon coaxes songs from the
grasshopper and bell cricket menuki (handle ornaments), both symbols of
good fortune in Japanese culture. The 5160 carbon steel blade
features a 1 ½" kissaki (point) and geometry conducive to rigorous
cutting without chipping on soft and semi-hard targets.
The tan tsuka-ito (handle wrap) offests the blackened fuchi and
fuchi-kashira on the double mekugi (bamboo pin) pinned handle. The brown
textured lacquered saya (scabbard) features a buffalo horn rimmed
koiguchi (scabbard mouth) and kurikata (knob) and black sageo (cord).
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