Value Katana: Yamabukiri Kunihiro
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.
∴ About Yamanbagiri Kunihiro:
Yamanbagiri Kunihiro is crafted by Horikawa Kunihiro from Horikawa school during the Azuchi Momoyama period(1568-1600). Yamanbagi Kunihiro is actually a replica of another nihontou, "Yamanbagirin". The smith, Horikawa Kunihiro was given orders by Nagao Akinaga to make a replica of Yamanbagiri. Nagao Akinaga wanted a nihontou that was as spectacular as Yamanbagiri because Yamanbagiri is a nihontou that exterminated a mountain witch, Yamanba. And that’s how the name Yamanba came about and Kiri/Giri means to cut. The Kunihiro behind is the name of the blacksmith.
- Total length: 105m; blade length: 73cm, handle length: 25.5cm
- Total weight: 1180 (945g without sheath)
- Material: zinc alloy, dragon mark, black yarn
- Production of Seki, Gifu prefecture
※ Caution in use:
- This sword is for decoration, it can not cut.
- Please don't swing it standing near other people.
- It can not be disassembled or adjusted.
- Please note that some errors may occur due to the size and weight of natural wood and manual work.
- The sword rack shown in the picture is not included.