From the Musashi Silver Collection comes this intricately hand crafted “Oni” Demon 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 Oni Katana is razor sharp and ready to cut.
The detailed Kaku Gata style copper tsuba depicts an Oni Demon lord commanding his marching yokai army. In Japanese folklore the Oni is a type of demon known for it’s fierce and evil nature. They possess intriguingly complex aspects that cannot be brushed away simply as evil. They are feared throughout Japan. The copper kashira and fuchi also follows the demonic theme. The wood handle is real ray skin wrapped in traditional black cotton cord alongside the two tone tsuba, this Oni 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
Kaku Gata Style Copper Tsuba
Copper Fuchi and Kashira
Certificate of Authenticity