Value Katana: Takeda Shingen's Jintachi

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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, and dangerously sharp. 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. Our katanas are handcrafted in Seki, Japan, the capital of swordsmiths in Japan. Though our blades are NOT razor edge, they still hold an immense amount of the Japanese spirit, and will make a very regal piece of decoration.

About the Samurai: 

Born as the eldest son in the Kai Province, now known as the Yamanashi Prefecture, at a young age he overcame his Father, who was the leader of the Takeda clan, and became the leader instead of his younger brother who was planned to become to the heir to the Takeda clan rather than Shingen. Soon after taking control of the Takeda clan, he knew that he wanted to control the area around him, Shinano Province (modern-day Nagano Prefecture). After many successful attempts, and wars, during his last battle in the Battle of Mikatagahara, he was injured, which many believe was what led to his death in 1572.