"Murasaki Bushi" - Katatemaki Wrapped .....Custom, Folded Samurai Katana
This gorgeous katana is handforged of beautiful 1060 Folded High Carbon steel and is stunningly presented in black, purple & white.
Custom designed by GVA, the Murasaki Bushi is one elegant piece.
Suitable for the hands of a professional only, in martial arts demonstrations and for the walls / sword cabinets /racks of collectors.
Outstanding attention to detail , authentic double coloured ray-skin on the Tsuka (Black upper & White Lower) with purple cotton Ito wrap of fantastic quality.
The Saya is triple gloss black lacquered with a silver paint splotch pattern adroning it , purple sageo also to match the tsuka setting of a very unique classy look.
Dragon Menuki adorn this Tsuka and are set on both sides of the Tsuka at an equal setting unlike the offset style of the typical Hineri Maki wrap.
A note about the Tsuka, this one has been wrapped differently in what is known as the Katate Maki style or sometimes referred to as a "battle wrap".
Starting out with the standard Hineri Maki style then leading into the Katate Maki and finally finishing up with Hineri again at the bottom.
An older form/style of wrap, absolutely breathtaking and also favoured by the single handed style practitioners of the period--- as well as being equally
as ready for two handed combat.
The Tsuba & fittings feature a tranquil bamboo forest / garden theme to round off the look of classic refinement.
The blade is sharpened to fine/sharp and is highly polished using multiple grade stones and ready to turn heads.
A folded , elegant looking, classic styled , katatemaki wrapped icon ready to be the absolute centre of someone's collection - this
piece is stunning and something designed to show a little more of the graceful beauty that resides inside the katana.
The weight is just 1.1kgs.
Blade Length: 73 cm
Handle Length: 27 cm
Blade: AISI 1060, Folded Carbon Steel
Saya : High quality hardwood Saya - splotched black / silver
Tsuka: Katatemaki Style battle wrap
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.
The sword is magnificent. I love it, can't wait to order more from GV. Dan is awesome, communication outstanding. I couldn't be happier.