Katana for cutting tests Goemon

The tsuba of the Katana Goemon shows Goemon when he was executed, after a famous wood engraving by Toyokuni Ichiyoai. Among other motives you can also find his name on the Fuchi in Japanese characters. The delivery includes a protective cover made of cotton and a gorgeous collector's box. More information...

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Ishikawa Goemon (* 16th century; † August 10, 1594) was a Japanese national hero. Much like Robin Hood, he is said to have robbed the rich and given to the poor. Even today there are many myths and legends about him, such as the failed assassination attempt on Toyotomi Hideyoshi, after which he was convicted, and executed with his fellows by throwing into heated oil. H is said to have tried to save his son by holding him out of the boiler above his head.

Katana for cutting tests Goemon by John Lee, key features

  • Sharp blade of 9260 carbon spring steel (not stainless), suitable for cutting tests.
  • Sword in Unokubi-zukuri style.
  • Hand-painted tsuba in classic woodcut design.
  • Handle wrapped in brown suede lined with blackened genuine ray skin.
  • Black high gloss lacquered scabbard with ends from buffalo horn.
  • High-quality, two-color sageo.
  • Manufactured according to the original kept in the National Museum in Tokyo
  • This sword is designed for practical use.
  • Blade made entirely of spring steel 9260
  • Shinogi-Zukuri-style blade with fuller (Bo-Hi)
  • Black cotton handle wrap in classic hineri-maki style
  • Black matt lacquered scabbard with shiny black lacquer speckles (Kuroshime-style)
  • Delivery in an attractive collector box
  • Hardness of the blade edge approx. 60° HRC
  • Hardness of the blade back approx. 45-50° HRC
  • The blade edge is very sharp!

Specifications of the Katana Goemon by John Lee

  • Handle length 29cm
  • Blade length 74.5cm
  • Total length 103cm (without sheath) 105.5cm
  • Weight (without scabbard) 1150 g
  • Motokasane (blade thickness (kasane) at the bottom of the blade (machi)): 7,1mm
  • Sakikasane (blade thickness at the yokote): 4,7mm
  • The hamon is made by crosswise grinding, not by differential hardening

Ishikawa Goemon was a semi-legendary Japanese outlaw hero who stole gold and valuables and gave them to the poor. Goemon is notable for being boiled alive along with his son in public after a failed assassination attempt on the civil war-era warlord Toyotomi Hideyoshi. His legend continues to live on, often with greatly exaggerated ninja skills, in contemporary Japanese popular culture.

Samurai swords warranty.

The protective wooden case, in which is the product packaged, comes free of charge.

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