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The handmade Tsuba shows part of Hokusai's work, the remaining trim rate are also provided with wave pattern and consistent complement the overall picture. Match the base color of the golden sword, the wrap is colored using a special type of tea. Wide blade in Shinogi zukuri style with groove (Bo-Hi). Forged, adapted to the groove of copper habaki. Brass Seppa.
Handle wrapped with tea-colored, Japanese silk in classic Hineri-maki style. Gold-colored, high-gloss lacquered scabbard (Ishime style). The razor sharp blade is made of 1075 carbon steel. Differentially hardened by use of clay application on 60 HRC at the cutting edge and approx. 40 HRC on the blade back. The master polisher lets the masterpiece of the blacksmith stand out and shine. A mirror-polished surface, as well as a clearly recognizable temper line (hamon) are the true result.
Kanagawa Katana come next to a production certificate, with a quality sword bag, and a padded Cordura bag for the transport.
Each product is one and only and make by hand of masters. The Citadel have purpose to make all not only effective but beautiful and harmonious as well. History of Citadel.
Katsushika Hokusai (* 1760 † 1849) was one of the Japan's most important artists. It was he who, among other things, the work of "The Great Wave off Kanagawa," which was the inspiration for this unique katana.
I am sorry we do not ship to the Switzerland as the Swiss customs requires a special licence for import of weapons (that we do not hold). You can make your order, as long as you can provide a delivery address in the EU.