Damascus steel katana and wakizashi blade, «ko-kobushi» package, blade body 1500 layers, core 300 layers. Blade pattern «Mokume» with an admixture of «Itame». The blade is of medium curvature with a uniform bend, the tip of the blade is medium. The shape of the blade of the katana «shinogi-zukuri», the shape of the blade of the wakizashi «naginata-zukuri». Drawing of the «Toran-ha» hardening line. Copper habaki. The tsuba is round, made in the ko-katsushi style. The surface of the tsuba is cut by notched straight, diverging rays. In Japan, this finish is called «yasurime» — file marks. The tsuba is decorated with cut images of plum blossoms. The surface of the tsuba is patinated in black. The head and sleeve of the handle are also decorated with graceful plum flowers made of silver. Decorative handles are made in the form of plum inflorescences. The scabbard is made of magnolia wood and covered with Japanese black glossy urushi varnish. The device of the scabbard, which includes a mouth in the form of a carp mouth, a scabbard tip and a «kurigata» loop, is made of buffalo horn. The style of the frame of swords «daisho-kosirae» — for wearing a pair of blades threaded through the belt upwards. The slotted cherry blossoms covering the device of swords symbolize the indomitable spirit of the samurai and the transience of life. The severity and at the same time the elegance of the decoration does not distract the viewer from the main thing: admiring the skillfully made blades.
Material: Damascus steel, silver, gold, copper, steel, wood (magnolia), buffalo horn, stingray skin, silk cord.
Execution techniques: Forging, hardening, polishing, sawing, soldering, engraving, cutting, patina.
Overall size: Katana-1050 mm; wakizashi-625 mm
Length without scabbard: Katana-1030 mm; wakizashi-595 mm
Handle length: Katana — 240 mm; wakizashi-170 mm
Blade length: Katana-760 mm; wakizashi-426 mm
Blade width: Katana-34-30 mm; wakizashi-31-25 mm
Blade thickness: Katana-8-6 mm; wakizashi-7-5 mm
Scabbard length: Katana-810 mm; wakizashi-455 mm