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Araki Katana by YNH. Katana of Araki Murashige, Japanese samurai general of Oda Nobunaga. Clay tempered 1095 steel blade with a real hamon. Ray skin same and saya.

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Araki Katana

Katana of samurai general Araki Murashige.

Araki Murashige was a Japanese warlord, general and retainer of Oda Nobunaga.

There is a semi-legendary tale told about Araki's creative use of a tessen, or iron fan, in saving his own life. After being accused of treason by Akechi Mitsuhide, Araki was called before his lord, Oda Nobunaga. As was customary, he bowed low over the threshold before entering the room. But he sensed somehow Nobunaga's plan to have his guards slam the fusuma sliding doors on him, breaking his neck. Araki placed his fan in the doors' groove, preventing the doors from closing. Nobunaga's plan revealed, Araki's life was spared, with much reconciliation.

Araki Katana features

Steel: 1095 high carbon steel - Clay tempered.
Nagasa:    69 Cm. - 71 Cm. with Habaki.
Hamon: Notare real hamon.
Sori: 2 Cm.
Tsuka: 29 Cm. - WITH HISHIGAMI.
Tsuka Ito: Black silk.
Same: Real ray skin.
Tsuba: Shin no Marugata.
Bohi: NO.
Saya: 75 Cm. black laquered wood with ray skin - Same / Kuroro.
Koiguchi: Real buffalo horn.
Kurigata: Metal - Nami style.
Kojiri: Metal - Nami style.
Sageo: Shigeuchi 220 cm - Black - Made in Japan.
Mekugi: Nr. 2 in bamboo.
Weight: 1.630 Gr. with Saya - 1.250 Gr. without Saya.

The Katana is sharpened, suitable for Battodo and Tameshigiri.
Awesome for cutting exercises on paper, natural straw mat (tatami) and the like.
Iaito version available.

Made in Europe. Perfect quality control.

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