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Autumn Leaf Katana

Autumn Leaf Katana 5160 Through Tempered Carbon Steel Live Blade


The symbolism of the ginkgo leaf for longevity is about as ancient as the tree itself as well as its nature of duality. Our Autumn Leaf Katana embodies both of these contrasting metaphors of endurance and finality in its motif. The blackened, moon shaped stainless steel tsuba silhouettes falling gingko leaves as the moon coaxes songs from the grasshopper and bell cricket menuki (handle ornaments), both symbols of good fortune in Japanese culture. The through 5160 carbon steel blade features a 1 ½" kissaki (point) and geometry conducive to rigorous cutting without chipping on soft and semi-hard targets.

The tan tsuka-ito (handle wrap) is tightly bound which offests the blackened stainless steel fuchi and fuchi-kashira on the double mekugi (bamboo pin) pinned handle. The brown textured lacquered saya (scabbard) features a buffalo horn rimmed koiguchi (scabbard mouth) and kurikata (knob) and black sageo (cord).

Overall: 43 1/4", 109cms
Blade Length: 29 1/4", 74cms
Handle Length: 12 1/4", 31cms
Weight: 2 lbs 8 oz, 1125gms
Blade Steel: 5160 Through Tempered

Specs will vary slightly
from piece to piece.

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