Each knife is signed by the smith on the nakago with the sword number, limited to just 30 tantos before the model is retired.
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The matching Tanto for the Citadel Imperial Katana
is themed in the symbolic flower of the royal family of Japan, the
Chrysanthemum. In addition the golden color of the handle and saya
represent the warrior's courage.
The blade features a hand forged and differentially hardened DNH7
high-carbon steel blade. Each blade is hand polished using traditional
stones and powders to produce an authentic look. Each fitting (tsuba,
fuchi, kashira) is meticulously hand crafted in pure iron. Each piece is
therefore slightly unique and held to a high standard of excellence.
Citadel is one of only a handful of sword makers worldwide that still
produces fittings in this manner. The tsuka is carved to each individual
blade ensuring a tight friction fit with a full same-gawa wrap. The ito
or handle wrapping is two-tone hand wrapped silk imported from Japan
wrapped in a Katate-Maki or battle-wrap style. The saya is a work of art
in its own right, showing off the masterful lacquerwork that Citadel is
capable of achieving in the excepational golden metal-fleck style. Each
saya is painstakingly hand carved for the individual piece ensuring a
proper snug fit.
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