Value Katana: Nakigitsune
The katana is a weapon that dates back to ancient Japan and was used by Japanese samurai during the feudal eras. Katanas are made by hand, and takes many many layers, allowing the blade to be light, yet strong. Due to the samurai’s loss of power, the katana became less of a practical weapon and was used more as decoration, and often a symbol.
∴ Nakigitsune is a uchigatana forged by Awataguchi Kuniyoshi, the master of Yoshimitsu, during the Kamakura period(13th century). He was unique during that period as uchigatanas were rare among the samurai class and still in the developmental stage while tachis were the main weapon for cavalry warfare.
- Total Length: 105cm / 41.3in
- Blade Length: 71cm / 27.95in
- Handle Length: 25.5cm / 10in
- Total Weight: 1170g / 2.57lbs (without saya 930g / 2lbs)
Katana stand is not included!