From the Musashi Silver Collection comes this intricately hand crafted “Tonbo” Dragonfly Katana. Using Maru-kitae hand forged technique with 1060 high carbon steel the result is a beautiful and resilient blade with a unique hamon pattern. The Tonbo Katana is razor sharp and ready to cut.
The detailed Maru Gata style copper tsuba depicts an Tonbo, Dragongly, spreading it’s wings and flying towards the blossoming flower from the opposite side of the tsuba. The copper kashira and fuchi shows the the Tonbo and the flower in greater detail to complete the theme. The wood handle is real ray skin wrapped in traditional black cotton cord alongside the two tone tsuba, this Tonbo katana is a great piece to your traditional katana collection.
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.
Included with this katana is a sword bag. Each sword is individually numbered on the tang with matching Certificate of Authenticity
41" Hand forged Katana
Maru-Kitae forging method
1060 high carbon steel
Razor Sharp Edge
Maru Gata Style Copper Tsuba
Copper Fuchi and Kashira
Certificate of Authenticity