GVA - Benzaiten 弁才天 Tatsu Ha (Dragon Edge) .....Custom Clay Tempered Samurai Katana
This gorgeous katana is handforged of beautiful 1095 High Carbon steel and is Clay Tempered to form a stunningly individual Hammon on a highly polished quality blade designed by Guardians Vault Australia.
The "Benzaiten 弁才天 Tatsu Ha" (Dragon Edge) - was forged in honour of the powerful Japanese Goddess "Benzaiten" (Benten) 弁才天.
Benzaiten is the goddess of everything that flows: water, words, speech, eloquence, music and knowledge. She is the only female among the Shichi-fukujin (Seven Gods of Fortune).
Originally she was a sea goddess or water goddess, on whose image many local deities near lakes were based and was later added to the Shichi Fukujin. The island of Enoshima rose up especially to receive her footsteps.
Portrayed as a gorgeous woman, at times with eight arms - two hands shown in prayer and others holding; sword, bow and arrow, wheel, key, axe, spear, mandolin or biwa.
She is also depicted as riding a large golden/white dragon and carries a very powerful jewel that can grant wishes. She is the ruler of love, music, arts, inspiration, talent, wealth and romance along with knowledge.
Benzaiten is a purifying force that protects people from the darkness of the material world.
Its is said that she even descended to stop the evils of a wicked dragon -eventually they would become husband and wife through marriage.
Outstanding attention to detail , authentic ray-skin on the Tsuka (Red) with black cotton/silk hybrid Ito wrap of fantastic quality in katatemaki style.
The Saya is hardwood with triple lacquer finish , a powerful hand painted dragon to guard your blade - with Black Japanese imported Silk sageo to match the tsuka. Both the mouth of the Saya (koiguchi) and the end (kojiri) are made from traditional polished buffalo horn along with the Kurigata (sageo/cord knob).
Silver and Gold painted Dragon motifs adorn the Tsuka (handle) and High Quality brass/copper fittings adorn the Tsuba & Fuchi/Kashira. These are in honour of the great dragon
The blade is sharpened to fine/sharp and is highly polished using multiple grade stones and ready to turn heads with its incredible clay tempered edge!!
There is also no Bo-hi on this blade (lightening groove) which makes it a very very nice weight for those that like their katana with a great centre of gravity and a fuller feeling blade.
A custom , 1095 high carbon steel, clay tempered individual hammon , incredible attention to detail - triple lacquered saya with Japanese silk ito.
More than pictures can show and just like its deadly counterpart, the Utsukushii Ha - an incredible katana to work with and not enough words to describe, pure beauty like Benzaiten herself. !!!
Suitable for the hands of a professional only, in martial arts demonstrations and for the walls / sword cabinets /racks of collectors.
Blade Length: 72 cm
Handle Length: 27 cm
Blade: AISI 1095 High Carbon Steel - Clay Tempered/Hardened, True Hammon
Saya : High quality hardwood Saya, Hand Painted, Triple lacquered
Handle :Genuine ray skin / Hardwood
Warning: These swords are illegal/restricted in some states/areas, if u are unsure please contact your local authorities to confirm legalities. By purchasing this item you confirm that you understand and have conformed to all laws within your state/territory. We will not be held responsible or liable for any reason of non-compliance.
Victorian customers MUST have proper VHEWG membership / permits no exceptions.
Our katana are on pre-order basis - which means forged to order per client and are not stocked due to customisation requests being so varied.
Please understand your blade will take time to be forged. Thankyou for your support, patience & understanding.
Jewel in the crown with 9260 clay tempered and folded hardened steel. Beautiful piece that is receiving a lot of attention