Musashi Handmade Sword Samurai Katana Kami Sea God Gold Plated Tsuba 40 3/4"

Musashi Handmade Sword Samurai Katana Kami Sea God Gold Plated Tsuba 40 3/4"


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Kami Susanoo Dragon Tail Gold Plated Handmade Samurai Katana Sword

Susanoo was the Kami (or god) of the sea. After being banished from heaven for quarreling with his sister, Susanoo made his way to the head waters of the river Hi. At the river's head waters, Susanoo met an old couple and a young girl. The old couple was crying and Susanoo asked why they cried. The old man revealed himself to be the earth deity and he told the story of an eight-headed dragon that came every year to eat one of his daughters.

For seven years, the dragon had eaten a daughter and now the last daughter was to be eaten. Susanoo agreed to kill the dragon if he could marry the old man's daughter and the old couple agreed. Susanoo made eight barrels of Sake to lure the dragon. After the dragon had drank the Sake, Susanno cut the dragon into pieces. From the tail of the dragon, Susanno drew the sword Ama-no-Murakumo-no-Tsurugi (Sword of the Gathering Clouds of Heaven).

According to Japanese mythology Ryujin was the god of the seas. Similar to Chinese mythology, the ruler of the seas took the form of a dragon. His palace was under the ocean and constructed from red and white coral. Jelly fish, sea turtles and fish were his servants. The rulers of Japan would trace their lineage to Ryujin. Because of this fact, it was recorded that the Empress Jingu was able to control the tides that won the victory over the Korean navy.

The sword includes a certificate of authenticity, and sword bag.
  • Attributes of the Sword:
  • Blade: The blade of the steel has been hand crafted of high carbon steel. The carbon has been hand hammered throughout the blade to give the blade a consistent hardness. A Bo-Hi has been added to the top of the blade to better balance the blade and give audible feedback when the sword is swung. A Hamon runs the length of the blade ending at the blade's Kissake. The blade comes full tang and sharpened.
  • Saya: The Saya has been constructed from wood with a black piano lacquer finish. A black cotton Sage-O has been tied around a bright copper Kurigata. The Koi-guchi has been hardened.
  • Tsuba: The Habaki is a one piece brass construction over a brass Seppa. The Tsuba features Susanoo and the dragon. Both Susanoo and the dragon have been highlighted with gold and silver plate. On the opposite side of the Tsuba is scene of the River Hi.
  • Tsuka: The Fuchi features the dragon and sea shells in gold plate. The Tsuka core is wooden with a Ray Skin Same wrapped over the wood. A black cotton Ito has been wrapped over the Same. Two bamboo Mekugi secure the tang in the Tsuka. Oxidized copper Menuki decorate each side of the Tsuka. The Kashira is Susanoo and the dragon.
    • Overall Length:40.75 "
    • Blade Material:High Carbon Steel
    • Blade Length:29.5 "
    • Blade:Razor Sharp
    • Handle Length:11 "
    • Fittings:Copper, Gold Plate, Silver Plate
    • Condition:Brand New
    • HRC: 55

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