Ito Maki Tachi Samurai Sword by Marto of Toledo Spain. Blue Tachi - Japanese samurai sword. Marto Tachi model 8142.
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Ito Maki Tachi Samurai Sword
The Ito Maki Tachi Samurai Sword by Marto of Toledo Spain features furnishing (koshirae) of the Ito Maki type recognizable for the braid of the same color, blue in this case, wrapped both on the handgrip (tsuka ito) and the upper part of the scabbard (saya ito). Under it there is a marbled covering, originally made of rayskin.
The scabbard (saya) is made in azure painted wood with trefoil figures. The metallic components, the pommel (kabuto gane), the collar (fuchi), the guard (tsuba), the scabbard ring (semegane), the scabbard tip (sayajiri) and the hangers' rings (obitori kanagu) are silver plated with blue fittings. One of the characteristics of the Tachi are the leather hangers (ashi) that allow it to be carried suspended with the cutting edge toward the ground, in opposition to the katana, carried instead with the cutting edge toward the sky.
Ito Maki Tachi features
* Overall Length: 105 cms - 42 inches
* Blade: Tempered AISI 440 Stainless Steel
* Handle: Braided Cord
* Scabbard: Wood