Custom : "Mountain Sage - Kensho" Katana
This gorgeous katana is handforged of beautiful 1060 AISI Carbon steel, Maru style ,and is beautifully polished with no visible hammon line.
Suitable for the hands of a professional only, in martial arts demonstrations and for the walls / sword cabinets/racks of collectors.
Outstanding attention to detail , authentic ray-skin on the Tsuka (Black) with custom sandstone coloured silk/cotton ito wrap.
The Saya is Classic Black laquered with a sandstone cotton/silk sageo to match the tsuka.
The Tsuba features that of the Mountain Sage Warrior alarmed at the presence of another - warned by his faithful
dog - he takes up arms only to find a wise observer, the great monkey of the forest.
The blade is sharp and is highly polished using multiple grade stones. Interesting to note this one does not
have the usual visible hammon line as mentioned along its edge, giving it a very mirror like appearance.
Maru construction blade , Chu-Kissaki (medium length tip) in Shinogi - Zukuri shape.
The weight is just 1.2kgs inc saya , 1kg without.
Overall Length: 104 cm
Blade Length: 73 cm
Handle Length: 27 cm
Blade: AISI 1060 Carbon Steel
Forge/construction Style: Maru
Saya : High quality black lacquered wooden Saya
Handle : Genuine ray skin (black) / Hardwood
Sandstone cotton/silk ito & sageo.
Warning: These swords are illegal/restricted in some states/areas, if u are unsure please contact your local authorities to confirm legalities. By purchasing this item you confirm that you understand and have conformed to all laws within your state/territory. We will not be held responsible or liable for any reason of non-compliance.
Gorgeous Katana, battle ready, I gave it 4 stars only because it could have been made with folded steel.
Bought it as my first Katana and definitely not the last one from Guardians Vault.
Fast delivery / nicely packed.
GVA: Thankyou Sten , Just as a note to customers - this blade as are most are available in the folded steel format - just send a request before ordering and we can add the blade style of your choosing. Cheers .