The sakura, the cherry blossom, explodes brilliantly and gorgeously
in the Spring but then soon falls. History teaches us there was no
greater glory for a samurai warrior to fall in battle in a field of
scattered cherry blossoms. Our Spring Sakura Katana
represents this beautiful Japanese metaphor of the transience of life.
The blackened fuchi, kashira and ornate stainless cherry blossom tsuba
accents the forged and through-hardened 27" blade. The 5160 forged
high-carbon steel blade features a 1 ½" kissaki (point) and marquenched
to an edge hardness of 57HRc with blade geometry conducive to rigorous
cutting without chipping or deformation on soft and semi-hard targets.
Contrasted only by the crimson tsuka-ito (handle wrap), same (ray
skin) on the wood core handle, the notched seppa (spacers), silver
habaki (blade collar) and cherry blossom menuki (handle ornaments)
represent the only vivid aspects of this sobering piece. The black
lacquered saya (scabbard) features a buffalo horn rimmed koiguchi
(scabbard mouth) and wood kurikata (knob) and black sageo (cord).
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