GVA "Utsukushii Ha" - Beautiful Edge .....Custom Clay Tempered Samurai Katana
This gorgeous katana is handforged of beautiful 1095 High Carbon steel and is Clay Tempered to form a stunningly individual Hammon on a
highly polished quality blade - designed by Guardians Vault Australia.
Let me just start out by saying one thing : This blade is ridiculously hard to photograph !!
After many arduous days of work - trying to photograph the beauty of the clay tempered hammon , the colours of the saya , and hand carved
/engraved shell i realised it did not matter how hard i tried - This one was not going to be captured in all its full beauty.
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 black cotton Ito wrap of fantastic quality.
The Saya is hardwood with an absolute incredible triple lacquer finish over top of hand carved / inlaid ocean shell with Black Japanese imported Silk sageo to match the tsuka. The ocean shell looks ridiculously gorgeous inlaid beneath the plum colured saya and is a work of art within itself, very hard to see without looking at it in person - imagine the inside of a pearl shell.
Bamboo Style Menuki and High Quality Copper fittings adorn the Tsuba & Fuchi/Kashira. The Tsuba itself features stunning leaves in an overlaid pattern formation
painted in gold & silver.
The blade is sharpened to fine/sharp and is highly polished using multiple grade stones and ready to turn heads with its incredible clay tempered edge!!
There is also no Bo-hi on this blade (lightening groove) which makes it a very very nice weight for those that like their katana with a great centre of gravity and a fuller feeling blade.
A custom , 1095 high carbon steel, clay tempered individual hammon , incredible shell inlaid- triple lacquered saya with japanese silk ito.
More than pictures can show and entirely not enough words to describe, pure beauty. !!!
This is one of THE nicest katana i have had the pleasure of handling in recent times and i must say : I personally love this katana - its style & class is unparalleled.
The weight is just 1.4kgs.
Blade Length: 72 cm
Handle Length: 27 cm
Blade: AISI 1095 High Carbon Steel - Clay Tempered/Hardened
Saya : High quality hardwood Saya, Hand Engraved / Ocean Shell Inlaid, Triple lacquered
Handle :Genuine ray skin / Hardwood
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.
Victorian customers MUST have proper VHEWG membership / permits no exceptions.
Such a truly beautiful blade with stunning workmanship and the saya is an amazing work of art - thank you for all your help Dan, it was always a pleasure talking to you.
I love the workmanship in creating the sword. Exceeded my expectations and thank you Dan. Look forward to ordering the next blade soon.
Absolutely stunning sword for the price point, actually for any price point in my opinion.
The balance and weight of the blade are just right, allowing for both significant control and power in swing, and the artistic value of the sword is amazing...
Extremely pleased and will definitely buy again.
Just received my new Katana ,thanks Dan this is a beautiful sword,can't believe the quality,seen and handled many swords on trips to Asia and Japan the quality and feel of this sword is remarkable I've handled Katana in Japan that are 3 to 4 hundred years old. Made by master swords man and this is equal to any I've tried the weight and balance is truly amazing ,swords of this quality would cost 4 to 5 thousand AUD dollars in Japan. Thanks again very pleased (now looking for next one ) many thanks Pete
Received the 'Utsukushii Ha' the other day. First thing I noticed was the care taken packaging the box. You guys went above and beyond to ensure it turned up pristine. The Guardians Vault custom box is very nice. Opening the box revealed the sword in its bag. This is my first sword but I've got to say the Utsukushii Ha really is a work of art.
Thanks Dan, I will be back for another in the not too distant future.
This is a beautiful Katana.The detail and finish are superb.The deep rich finish of the Saya is quite amazing.In sunlight the seashell inlay catches the light and inside under display lights this this Katana would look like a piece of art.
Until the blade is drawn, with no Bo-hi the Utsukushii Ha is substantial and powerful while also being balanced and elegant.
Guardians are great to deal with, Dan has provided a standard of service from first contact to delivery that is 5 star and very personal and professional.
This sword cost me about $100 more than my last one but is so much better. I love the attention to detail, it looks great :)
Lots of thought has obviously gone into the design.
Dan has been a pleasure to deal with throughout the process.
Received my katana some time ago now. The service from Dan was some of the best I've seen in my life for online shopping. Personal service with a virtual smile :) The sword is amazing. While travelling Japan I didn't find anything I like and nothing came close to the quality and value of this katana.
Just received my new katana from Guardians Vault.From my initial enquiry with Dan, the customer service has been exemplary,always polite and prompt replies to all of my queries,nothing seems to be to much trouble for this company.The quality of their products is there to be seen, absolutely beautiful is the best description for my new katana and I'm already working on my next purchase!!
Just received my new blade ,the 'Utsukishii Ha ' katana.
From the first email with Dan to my delivery today, my purchase with Guardians Vault has been handled in the most professional manner,updates with production,all my questions answered promptly and professionally and all made from a person that actually cares about his customers , this is not forgetting the 'beautiful edge' katana, what more could one add that hasn't already been said in other reviews
1st class blade ,1st class fittings ,1st class company . I'm already looking at my next purchase , don't tell the wife just yet !! Regards Michael A.