From the Musha Series comes this beautifully detailed hand forged Military "Gunto". Full tang 1045 high carbon steel that is thoroughly hardened with an aesthetic hamon makes this a resilient sword that is razor sharp right out of the box. The fittings are gold and metal grey color made of metal alloy. The real wood Tsuka is wrapped with black traditional cotton. The tsuka handle features faux black samegawa rayskin with detailed metal fuchi and kashira. The scabbard or saya also matches the theme of the tsuka and continues with detailed metal accessories.
The Gunto was a Japanese military sword that was forged for use by the Japanese army after the end of the samurai era in 1868. This style specifically is made to replicate the traditional Shin Gunto which were the most unique style during the World War II era with its beautifully designed fittings on the saya and the tsuka.
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.
The Musha Ceremonial Tachi not only is a looker, it was design to be a fully functional sword. You will be surprised with its quality build and functionality.
43 1/4" Hand Forged Samurai Sword
28 1/2" Blade
1045 Full Tang Carbon Steel Blade
Razor Sharp and Ready to Cut
Hand Forged with Maru-Kitae process
Aoi Gata style Zinc Tsuba
Metal Fuchi and Kashira