Bushido Tanto

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Paul Chen Hanwei - SH1212

Bushido, or �Way of the Warrior�, defines the code of conduct an honorable Samurai must follow. Much more than the western ideal of chivalry Bushido is a way of life; in both ancient and modern times. The koshirae of our Bushido set features various samurai battle scenes. The blades of eash are hand-forged and folded from K120C powder steel. The saya are deeply lacquered in gold with inlaid brass cherry blossom (sakura) flowers. High quality ray skin (same) is used on the tsuka of the katana and wakizashi, while the tsuka of the tanto is a gold-plated brass with decoration in relief. The tsuba of the katana and wakizashi is of blackened and bronzed iron, with detailing in gold and silver and a battle scene decoration. The tsuka-ito on the katana and wakizashi and the sageo on all three pieces are woven from premium Japanese cotton. The fuchi and kashira are of blackened bronze with brass detailing, and the kojiri, koiguchi and kurikata are of polished buffalo horn. The habaki is a one-piece brass construction. The katana and wakizashi blades are un-grooved, while the tanto blade is grooved (bo-hi) on both sides. The katana and wakizashi have medium-length (chu) kissaki. See Models SH1211 and SH1210 for the Wakizashi and Katana details.Features: * Traditional construction * Hand forged and folded K120C powder steel blade (with bo-hi) * Prominent Hada and Hamon * Gold plated brass handle with battle scene relief * Solid brass habaki * Buffalo horn kojiri, koiguchi and kurikata * Deep gold lacquered saya with brass sakura flowers and Japanese cotton sageoSpecifications:Blade length: 9"Handle length: 4"Overall length: 14"Weight: 11ozPoint of Balance: 1"Width at Guard: 1"Thickness at Guard: .20"Sori: 1/4"Box height: 17 1/2�Box width: 4 1/2�Specs will vary slightly from piece to piece.Related:Bushido KatanaBushido Wakizashi

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