Hand Forged Masahiro Yanagi Katana Sword - 41 Inches

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  • Item Category: Militaria & Weapons
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jan 19, 2011
  • Channel: Auction House
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Hand Forged Masahiro Yanagi Katana Sword - 41 Inches

This hand forged katana was made using the Japanese Maru Technique. The blade is CS1045 carbon steel with a blood groove (also known as a fuller) that runs the entire length. The blade is also hand sharpened. The tsuba features a Bamboo design. The wooden black lacquered saya features brass inlaid flowers and is wrapped with Japanese cotton sageo.

No edged weapon in history has ever been surrounded with such Mystique and tradition like the Japanese sword. The sword is so closely associated with the Japanese samurai that it became known as the “soul of the samurai”. It was both weapon and symbol, forged as a religious act and wielded with superhuman skill. A sword forged by a celebrated master was one of the most prized gifts that a warrior could receive.

For more than 2600 years, the “City of Treasure Sword”, Longquan, is known for making the best swords in the world. Located within the border of South Zhejiang, China and under the Fengyang Mountain, Longquan is rich in resources that are suitable for crafting swords.

During the period of Warring States (770-476 B.C.), a famous sword maker named Ou Yezi created the most renowned sword in Longquan. Since then, the secret arts of crafting swords have been passed down from

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