Damascus steel katana blade, «ko-kobushi» package, blade body 1500 layers, core 300 layers. The pattern of the «itame» blade is pronounced. The blade is of medium curvature with a uniform bend, the tip of the blade is medium. Shinogi-zukuri katana blade shape. Drawing of the hardening line «gonome». Copper habaki, two-part, nielloed. The round maaru sword tsuba is made of steel and decorated with a cut-through image of a moth. The head and sleeve of the handle are decorated with graceful butterflies and sakura flowers made of silver. Decorative overlays of the handle are made in the form of flying butterflies. The scabbard is made of magnolia wood and covered with Japanese black glossy urushi lacquer. The device of the scabbard, which includes a mouth in the shape of a carp’s mouth, the tip of the scabbard and a «kurigata» loop, is made of buffalo horn. Katana-kosirae sword frame style, to be worn with the blade up through the belt. Images of butterflies and moths are often found on the devices of Japanese swords. The emblem of the mighty Taira clan was also the image of a butterfly. For them, the white butterfly was a symbol of immortality.
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: 1030 mm
Length without scabbard: 1010 mm
Stick length: 280 mm
Blade length: 730 mm
Blade width: 32-27 mm
Blade thickness: 8-6 mm
Scabbard length: 760 mm