The macaque (Japanese snow monkeys) know survival requires communal support. Our Winter Sun Katana mirrors the cold reality of the darkest days of the year on the tsuba (guard) and menuki. The blackened tsuba, fuchi, tsuka-ito and fuchi-kashira contrast the real white same handle and the black textured lacquered saya. Tightly bound tsuka ito for added handle strength and overall longevity when trained with on a regular basis.
The 5160 forged high-carbon steel blade features a 1 ½" kissaki (point) and blade geometry conducive to rigorous cutting without chipping or deformation on soft and semi-hard targets. Perfect for a beginner wanting to do tameshigiri without the risk of bending the blade like traditionally clay tempered katana.
Overall: 43 1/4", 110cms
Blade Length: 29 1/4", 74cms
Handle Length: 12 1/4", 31cms
Weight: 3 lbs, 1350gms
Blade Steel: 5160 Through Tempered
Specs will vary slightly
from piece to piece.