Japanese Samurai Katana Sword
A superb example of an important fighting weapon, with absolutely standout features. First, its ten-inch blade is in sharp mint condition. With a blade measuring 28 ½”, this katana sword is a magnificent example of the primary attacking weapon used by Samurai warriors. Hand-forged in the traditional Japanese manner, and thus one of the finest edged weapons in the world, this sword was tempered in the notare style, resulting in an attractive pattern of gentle waves along its length. The blade is in near-perfect condition from point to tang, and the blade guard is black, round and 3” in diameter. The wooden handle is capped with fabric at both ends, with one circular brass ornament on each side. The tang is unsigned, but nicely aged with black oxidation, and measures just over 7” in length. Enameled in soft medium red, the wooden scabbard is uniformly flecked with gold, simple and elegant in appearance. Total length in scabbard is approximately 36”. An attractive full-length sword, finely crafted and in near-mint condition.Purchased by Charlie Sheen at a Samurai Museum in Japan in the 1980s for around $35,000.
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