|From the Musha Collection comes this intricately hand forged Asahina Zetsurin katana. Our Zetsurin katana is a cross between a traditional katana and a shirasaya. Full tang 1045 high carbon steel makes this a resilient katana that is razor sharp right out of the box.
The detailed metal Fuchi and Kashira portrays the Asahina family crest. The Asahina family was a Japanese clan during the Sengoku period who were known to be fierce warriors who were feared by all their enemies.
The Asahina Zetsurin katana is unique because it does not use any tsuba. Other than the missing tsuba, the tsuka (handle) is just like a traditional katana with a fuchi, kashira, and menuki. This help make the lines of the katana stay sleek, and unobstructed by the sudden change of shape of the tsuba.
Another unique feature on this Asahina Zetsurin katana 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 are able to be fully disassembled. With our Asahina Zetsurin katana you are free to add any style Tsuba to turn it in to a traditional katana.
41" Hand Forged Samurai Sword
28 1/2" Blade
1045 Full Tang Carbon Steel Blade
Hand Forged with Maru-Kitae process
Razor Sharp and Ready to Cut
Metal Fuchi and Kashira