Rosewood Scabbard 98 Type Japanese Gunto Military Sword Functional Saber Katana. Military sword is a Japanese sword produced for use by the Japanese army and navy after the end of the samurai era in 1868. Japan developed a conscription military in 1872 and the samurai lost the status they had held for hundreds of years as the protectors of Japan.The transition from hand-made blades to machined-assisted creations was steadily hastening. Early in the production of gunto swords, craftsmanship and artistic additions continued, but fell into heavy decline following Japan-wide increases in mass production. Thus, gunto swords became the standard in the new military, transitioning the swords worn by the samurai class to an advancing battlefield.
The blade of this sword is made of spring. The high-performance blade has very good toughness and does not deform when bent at 90 degrees.
The hardness is as high as 55. Cutting the wire does not hurt the blade.
It can be used in battle or for display. We would highly recommend it as a gift. Anyone would be thrilled to receive a gorgeous sword as a gift!
OVERALL LENGTH: 103 cm / 40.5 inch BLADE LENGTH: 70 cm / 27.6 inch TSUKA LENGTH: 26 cm / 10.24 inch BLADE WIDTH: 3.2 cm / 1.26 inch BLADE THICKNESS: 0.7 cm / 0.28 BLADE CRAFT: fully hand forged, water quenching BLADE MATERIAL: spring steel BLADE SHAPE: Shinogidukuri NAKAGO: full tang KISSAKI: medium (chukissaki). TSUKA(HANDLE): hard wood core, Hineri maki MEKUGI: 2 bamboo pegs TSUKA-ITO: black synthetic leather wrapping cord SAMEGAWA: black rayskin FUCHI / KASHIRA / MENUKI: alloy TSUBA(HAND GUARD): alloy HABAKi & SEPPA: brass SAYA: rosewood scabbard. (No display stand and other fittings along with).
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