Continuing the themed katana series, the Summer Lotus Katana articulates every aspect of this fruitful season. The tsuba expresses a water garden, lotus flower and tree motif reflected in the snail and frog menuki (handle ornaments), symbols of fertility and good fortune. The blackened tsuba, fuchi, tsuka-ito (handle wrap) and fuchi-kashira contrast the real white same (ray skin) handle, the notched seppa (spacers), silver habaki (blade collar) and the green textured lacquered saya (scabbard). The 5160 forged carbon steel blade features a 1 " kissaki (point) and blade geometry conducive to rigorous cutting without chipping on soft and semi-hard targets.
5160 Through-Tempered Forged Carbon Steel Blade
Authentic Construction and Details
Summer Lotus Water Garden Motif
Overall: 41 1/8"
Blade Length: 28 1/8"
Handle Length: 11 1/2"
Weight: 2 lbs 8oz
Blade Steel: 5160