Akechi Katana by YNH. Tribute to Akechi Mitsuhide, Japanese samurai general. Shihozume kitae method, 1045+1060+1095 steel, folded and clay tempered. Shinken katana without bo-hi made for cutting.
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Shihozume kitae method, 1045+1060+1095 steel, folded and clay tempered.
Akechi was samurai general in army of Oda Nobunaga who lived during the Sengoku period of Feudal Japan.
In 1582, Mitsuhide was ordered to march west and assist Hashiba Hideyoshi who was currently fighting the Mōri clan. Ignoring his orders, Mitsuhide assembled an army of 13,000 soldiers and moved against Nobunaga's position at Honnoji. On June 21, Mitsuhide was quoted as saying, "The enemy is at Honnō-ji!". His army surrounded the temple and eventually set it on fire. Oda Nobunaga was killed either during the fighting, or by his own hand. Nobunaga's son, Oda Nobutada, fled the scene, but was surrounded at Nijo and killed. Despite not killing Nobunaga personally, Mitsuhide claimed responsibility for his death.
Mitsuhide Akechi proclaimed himself to shogun.
Mitsuhide's betrayal of the Oda shocked the capital, and he moved quickly to secure his position.
Mitsuhide's reign as shogun lasted only 13 days. Upon leaving Yamazaki, Mitsuhide died en route to Sakamoto.
He is rumoured to have been killed by a peasant warrior by the name of Nakamura Choubei with a bamboo spear; however, there were also rumors that he was not killed, but rather started a new life as a priest called Tenkai.
Construction: Shihozume kitae.
Katana steel: 1045+1060+1095 high carbon steel - Folded and clay tempered.
Nagasa: 74,5 Cm. - 76,5 Cm. with Habaki.
Hamon: Gunome Chôji real hamon.
Sori: 2,50 Cm.
Motohaba: 35 mm.
Sakihaba: 25 mm.
Motokasane: 8 mm.
Sakikasane: 5 mm.
Tsuka: 29 Cm. - with hishigami.
Tsuka Ito: Black silk.
Same: Real ray skin - black.
Tsuba: Shin no Marugata.
Saya: 82 Cm. black laquered wood - Kuroro/Kuroro Ishime.
Koiguchi: Real buffalo horn.
Kurigata: Real buffalo horn.
Kojiri: Real buffalo horn.
Sageo: Shigeuchi 220 cm - Black-gold - Made in Japan.
Mekugi: Nr. 2 in bamboo.
Weight: 1.740 Gr. with Saya - 1.430 Gr. without Saya.
The Katana is sharpened, suitable for Battodo and Tameshigiri.
Iaito version available.
Made in Europe. Perfect quality control.