Value Katana: Maeda Keiji
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:
Also well known as Maeda Keiji, he was adopted into the Maeda family at a young age, and began to serve Oda Nobunaga, alongside with his uncle, Maeda Toshiie. He later befriended Uesugi Kanetsugu, and helped fight with the Uesugi army, helping them with many battles. Even after he went to the capital to devote his life to arts and literature, when the Uesugi army was in a pinch, he would fight along with them.
|Weight||1200g / 2.6lbs (without saya 950g / 2lbs)|
|Overall Length||106cm / 41.7in|
|Blade Length||73cm / 28.7in|
|Blade Material||Zinc Alloy|