This is the first of the Limited Edition katana from Citadel Knives
and Swords. Each sword is signed by the smith on the nakago with the
sword number, limited to 100 swords before the model is retired. Click here to read about how these high quality samurai swords are made.
This is an extremely well balanced sword in an ocean theme, with a
nami or wave tsuba and turbulent water fuchi and kashira. The blade is
hand forged and differentially hardened DNH7 high carbon steel. Each
blade is hand polished using traditional stones and powders to produce
an authentic look. This sword features a full length bo-hi or fuller to
lighten and balance the blade. The hi continues through the habaki and
into the nakago, with the copper habaki forged to follow the hi.
The tsuka is carved to each individual sword ensuring a tight
friction fit with a full same-gawa wrap. The ito or handle wrapping is
natural white silk imported from Japan, the ito is dyed with tea to give
it a slight tan color that will darken a bit with use.
The saya is lacquered in a deep midnight blue with a same-gawa or
sting ray skin wrap. Each saya is carved for the individual sword
ensuring a proper snug fit.
A weapon of war foremost, new individual details in this sword present themselves with each viewing.
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