~Beautiful Katana with an original flowers decoration on both sides of Saya.
Grooved blade, with medium camber, is wide and well proportioned, giving a feeling of controled strength. Its Yamato construction allows great solidity for a reasonnable weight of 2.1/2 pounds.
Nagasa : 2.93"
Hamon : Gunome
Point : Chu Kissaki, visible Ko Maru Boshi.
Sori : Tori .1/2"
Moto haba : 1.1/3"
Saki Haba : 1"
Habaki : tempered copper forged on the blade, with grooves.
Seppas : Filed brass.
Tsuba : Aged iron, Maru gata, decorated with a horse in negative Sukashi.
Tsuka : length 11". White mat Same with big visible scale, entirely wrapping the hilt. Bamboo Mekugi. Horse Menukis are alloy and brass. Aged iron Fushi-Kashira. Ineri Maki style braided first grade Japanese silk Tsukaito. Ito Domes are filed brass.
Saya : Jackwood. Black, glossy, smooth lacquer. Koigushi, Kojiri and Kurigata are water buffalo horn. Shito Domes are filed brass .
Decoration : 2 series of 4 hand designed flowers made of egg shells and layed on and under the lacquer.
All brass, alloy and copper pieces are "lost wax" cast.
Entirely hand made by CITADEL and entirely disassemblable.
Blade carries a lifetime guarantee provided a normal use in Dojo.
Delivered with a top quality Japanese silk sageo in a silk sleeve and a nylon zipper, padded transport pouch with adjustable strap and pocket for cleaning kit (not provided).~