Musashi katana

length: 46"
blade: 30 1/2"
blade width: 1 1/4" at hibaki
grip: 15 1/4"!
tsuba: 3"
balance point: 4" from tsuba
weight (katana): 2 lb 7.8 oz
weight (katana & saya): 3 lb 4.4 oz

Miyamoto Musashi, arguably the most famous swordmaster in Japanese history, fought more than 60 duels before retiring and writing his famous treatise on swordplay, the "Book of Five Rings". Musashi was well above average height and his daito (long katana) was made to match his size. Musashi is credited with the development of the two-sword style of swordplay, with the daito (long sword) and wakizashi being used together. Fittingly, we are able to offer both pieces with matching mounts. The Paul Chen/Hanwei reproductions of the Musashi katana and wakizashi are faithful to the originals, down to the famous double-ring iron tsubas. The Musashi katana is mounted in black, with subtle copper inlays in the saya, and the tsuka-ito is in leather over ray skin. The blade is hand-forged in high-carbon steel and is edge-tempered using traditional clay tempering methods, resulting in a distinct hamon. Edge hardness is 60HRC, back hardness 40HRC. The grip is double-pegged to the tang. Supplied with a protective cloth bag and traditional maintenance kit. The Musashi series consists of a matched katana and wakizashi.

This is one of my all-time favorite katanas. The extra long grip and reinforced tip, lightness and balance and speed all combine to make this a really sweet sword.

Discontinued and sold out