Musha Zetsurin Katana
From the Musha Collection comes this intricately hand forged Zetsurin katana. The Zetsurin katana is a cross between a traditional katana and a shirasaya. Featuring a full tang 1045 high carbon steel blade, this resilient katana is sharp right out of the box.
The Zetsurin katana is unique because it does not use any tsuba. Other than the missing tsuba, the tsuka (handle) is just like a traditional katana with fuchi, kashira, and menuki. This helps keep the lines of the katana sleek and unobstructed by the sudden change of shape of the tsuba.
Another unique feature of this sword is the integrated Bo-Hi on the blade. Bo-Hi is commonly known as blood grooves, but that is a misconception. The purpose of the Bo-Hi is to help reduce the weight of the katana, which enables the user to wield the katana more smoothly, and puts less stress on the hands— perfect for advance cutting techniques that require the katana to change direction rapidly.
All Musha swords are able to be fully disassembled. With this Zetsurin you are free to add any style Tusba to turn it into a traditional katana.
High Carbon Steel
43"L x 4"W x 4"H
— Warranty: Manufacturer's 30 Days
— Razor Sharp
— Full Tang Blade
— Maru-Kitae Hand Forged
— Metal Fuchi & Kashira
— Blade Length: 28.25"
— Blade Material: 1045 Carbon Steel
— Blade Thickness: 0.282"
— Blade Hardness: 45-52 HRC
— Blade Grind: Convex
— Blade Style: Fixed
— Balde Finish: Polish
— Handle Material: Ray Skin, Cotton
— Handle Length: 11"
— Tang: Full
— Overall Length: 41"
— Weight: 32 oz
The sword is folded 12 times.Are these replicas or actual swords?
These are fully functional real katana based on traditional Japanese swords.Does it come with either a sword box or gift box?
The Zetsurin comes with a sword bag and in our deluxe full-color box. It does not come in a gift box.Is this sword combat ready or functional?
We do not recommend actual combat as improper use can result in serious injury or death. Our katana is full tang hand forged and razor-sharp, fully functional ready to cut out of the box.Is it forged by professional forgers in the Japanese style?
Yes, it is forged by our professional swordsmiths using traditional Japanese methods.Where is it crafted?
It is hand forged by our award winning forges in China using traditional Japanese forging methods.From which era does the swords design come from?
The shirasaya is believed to be invented during the Edo period, 1603 to 1868 A.D., when specific laws regarding the public carrying of weapons were initiated.Does it come with the small bladed knife shown in the third picture of this katana?
Yes, it is built into the saya as a companion piece.How is the smaller blade integrated into its design?
The saya has an integrated holder for the smaller blade.What is the traditional purpose of the smaller blade that's built into the saya?
The smaller blade that fits in the saya is called the Kogatana. It is traditionally a small utility knife that fits into a pocket on the Saya.What is the thickness of the sword inside the handle/casing?
They average about 5mm thick.
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