From the Musashi Silver Collection Shirakawa Series comes this intricately hand crafted “Lotus” 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 Lotus Katana is full tang, razor sharp and ready to cut.
The detailed Mokko Gata style iron tsuba depicts the lotus plant which is known for its ability to rise even from the most dirt or murky waters still blooming into a pure beautiful flower. This process symbolizes enlightenment in Japanese culture. The wood handle is real ray skin wrapped in traditional black cotton cord while the high gloss saya makes the Lotus katana a great piece to your 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
40 1/2" Hand forged Katana
Maru-Kitae forging method
1060 high carbon steel
Mokko Gata Style Iron Tsuba
Brass Fuchi and Kashira
Razor Sharp Edge
Certificate of Authenticity