From the Musha Kotoku Series comes this intricately hand forged “Higanbana”(Red Spider Lily) Katana. The Full tang 1045 high carbon steel makes this a resilient katana that is razor sharp right out of the box. The detailed dual tone tsuba depicts a Higanbana with matching Higanbana themed Kashira and Fuchi.
Higanbana is known in Japanese culture to be the flower of the afterlife and symbolizes reincarnation. They are often described as the flowers that grow in hell which guide the dead to their next reincarnation. It is said in a legend that a Higanbana will grow in the last place you have seen someone for the last time. The scent of the flowers are known to bring back the beautiful memories of the dead for one last time before they go cross the Forgotten River and disappear.
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 can be fully disassembled and reassembled. Maru 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 Higanbana with its quality build will astonish you with its value.
41" Hand Forged Samurai Sword
1045 Full Tang Carbon Steel Blade
Razor Sharp and Ready to Cut
Hand Forged with Maru-Kitae process
Maru Gata style Tsuba
Metal Fuchi and Kashira