Katana blade of Damascus steel, a bag welded from an analogue of «tamahagane». The pattern of the «toriman» blade is pronounced. The bending of the blade near the shank, in the tradition of Bizen craftsmen, is large. The shape of the blade of the katana «hira-tsukumono», with a fuller on each side. Drawing of the hardening line «notare-ha». Katana-kosirae sword frame style, to be worn with the blade up through the belt. Copper habaki, two-part, nielloed. The round maaru sword tsuba, cast, made of silver. On the obverse of the tsuba, a relief image of a lobster is made in gold. The bushing of the handle is silver, patinated, decorated with gold ornament in the form of fishing tackle. The top of the handle is made of silver, patinated, decorated with the image of a lobster figurine made of gold. Decorative overlays on the handle are made in the form of lobster figurines and are woven into the handle winding. The scabbard is made of magnolia wood and covered with Japanese black glossy urushi lacquer. The desire to create traditional weapons imposes extremely stringent restrictions. Using this example, it was possible, while remaining within the canonical framework, to create a unique work of weapons art.
Material: Damascus steel, silver, gold, copper, steel, wood (magnolia), buffalo horn, stingray skin, silk cord.
Techniques of execution: Forging, hardening, polishing, sawing out, soldering, engraving, embossing, embossing, patinating.
Overall size: 1190 mm
Length without scabbard: 1084 mm
Stick length: 305 mm
Blade length: 779 mm
Blade width: 35-29 mm
Blade thickness: 9-6 mm
Scabbard length: 850 mm