4pc BLACK CLASSIC JAPANESE SAMURAI KATANA SWORD SET #3

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  • Item Category: Militaria & Weapons
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Nov 29, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House

4pc BLACK CLASSIC JAPANESE SAMURAI KATANA SWORD SET
Brand New in the Box
4pc BLACK CLASSIC JAPANESE SAMURAI KATANA SWORD SET
This beautiful set contains a katana (41"), wakizashi (31"), and a Tanto (23").
The katana , or the Japanese long sword, refers to a specific type of curved, single-edged sword traditionally used by the Japanese samurai. The weapon was typically worn by members of the buke warrior class paired with the wakizashi, or short sword. The two weapons together were called the daisho, and represented the social power and personal honor of the samurai.
Tanto is a Japanese blade or small sword- a smaller version of the Katana. Tanto are often interchangeable with Wakizashi, and were preferred on the battlefield due to the fact that they were smaller and got in the way of battle much less. Their use was similar, and they were a samurai's sidearm. Tanto are forged generally in hira-zukuri, meaning that they have no ridge-line, unlike the shinogi-zukuri shape of a katana. They are generally very thin and tfore would cut soft targets very, very well.
This set is a must have for any collector. The scabbard and handle of the sword is a piece of art by themselves. The attention to detail in the scenes depicted and in the dragon wrapping around the scabbard are nothing short of impressive.
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