From the Musha Collection comes this intricately hand forged “Yokai”(Spirits/ Demons) Katana. Full tang 1045 high carbon steel makes this a resilient katana that is sharp right out of the box. The detailed aged brass color tsuba shows several Yokai terrorizing over a traditional Japanese bridge.
In Japanese folklore, Yokai are known as the class of supernatural monsters, spirits, and demons. They can be malevolent, mischievous, or can bring good fortune to those who encounter them. They are known to possess spiritual and supernatural abilities, such as shape shifting.
A unique feature is the integrated Bo-Hi on the blade. Bo-Hi is commonly known as blood grooves, but that is a common misconception. The purpose of the Bo-Hi is to help reduce the weight of the katana, it actually has nothing to do with channeling the blood. Making the Katana lighter enables the user to wield the katana better and puts less stress on the hands. Not to mention it benefits some advance cutting techniques that requires the katana to change direction rapidly.
All Musha swords are able to be fully disassembled. Kaku Gata style Tsuba, Fuchi, and Kashira all can be swapped out for a different set. Real wood handle is wrapped with traditional cotton.
Designed to be a fully functional katana, the Yokai Katana with its quality build will astonish you with its value.
41" Hand Forged Samurai Sword
28 1/2" Blade
1045 Full Tang Carbon Steel Blade
Forged with Maru-Kitae process
Kaku Gata style Zinc Tsuba
Metal Fuchi and Kashira