Musashi Sarugami Monkey Spirit Katana
From the Musashi Silver Collection comes this intricately hand crafted “Sarugami” Monkey Spirit Katana. Hand-forged from 1060 high carbon steel using the Maru-kitae technique, this razor-sharp blade is beautiful, resilient, and finished with a unique hamon pattern. The detailed Kaku Gata style copper tsuba depicts a Sarugami—or monkey spirit —resting next to a samurai. The copper kashira and fuchi shows the journey that the Sarugami has gone through. The wood handle is real ray skin wrapped in traditional black cotton cord alongside the two tone tsuba.
A unique feature is the integrated Bo-Hi on the blade. Bo-Hi is commonly known as a "blood groove," but that is a misconception. The purpose of the Bo-Hi is to help reduce the weight of the blade so it is easier to wield and puts less stress on the hands. It also helps with some advance cutting techniques that require the katana to change direction rapidly.
Each sword is individually numbered on the tang with matching Certificate of Authenticity.
— Maru-Kitae Forging Method
— Full Tang
— Real Hamon
— Kaku Gata Style Copper Tsuba
— Copper Fuchi & Kashira
— Blade Length: 30"
— Blade Material: 1060 Carbon Steel
— Blade Thickness: 0.282"
— Blade Hardness: 48-55 HRC
— Blade Finish: Polish
— Handle Material: Wood
— Handle Thickness: 1.49" x .95"
— Handle Length: 11"
— Tang: Full
— Overall Length: 41"
— Weight (Oz): 32
— Sheath Material: Wood
— Sheath Origin: China
— Includes Sword Bag & Certificate of Authenticity
It is sharp right out of the box ready for tameshigiri.
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