grip: 11 1/2"
weight: 2 lb 10 oz
Each piece in the Bushido series has a hand-forged & folded K120C powder steel blade, differentially tempered using a traditional claying method to produce an HRC60 edge and HRC40 back. Prominent hamon and hada show distinct layers. The saya are deeply lacquered in gold with inlaid brass cherry blossoms. High quality same is used on the tsuka of the katana and wakizashi, while the tsuka of the tanto is a gold-plated brass with a battle-scene in relief. The tsuba of the katana and wakizashi are of blackened and bronzed iron, with detailing in gold and silver and a battle scene relief. The tsuka-ito on the katana and wakizashi and the sageo on all three pieces are woven from premium Japanese cotton. The fuchi and kashira are of blackened bronze with brass detailing, and the kojiri, koiguchi and kurikata are of polished buffalo horn. The habaki is of one piece brass construction. The tanto blade is fullered on both sides, the katana and wakizashi are not. The katana and wakizashi have medium-length kissaki. The Bushido series consists of a matched katana, wakizashi, and tanto.