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42" Hand Made Full Tang Sengoku Bishamonten Samurai Sword

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  • $ 35.80

Item Description This is a hand made razor sharp entry level practical katana sword suitable for normal tameshigiri. This sword is themed with the well-known Japanese Sengoku Daimyo Uesugi Kenshin and his famous Bishamonten symbol engraved on the copper tsuba. The Tsuka of the sword is Ray Skin with a black cotton wrap. The Menuki are oxidized copper dragons. Two bamboo Mekugi secure the blade in the Tsuka. This sword is made with high temper carbon steel that can cut steel wire without chipping, and it can cut through bamboos easily. It is a full tang sword and can be fully disassembled. The blade was created by combining two pieces of steel with different hardiness into one solid piece (iron wrap process) and differentially tempering it until desired hardiness has been achieved. The Sword is measured at 40” overall long, the blade is measured at 27” long. The sword comes with a beautiful container box. History Uesugi Kenshin was one of the many powerful lords of the Sengoku period. He is famed for his prowess on the battlefield, the legendary rivalry with Takeda Shingen , his military expertise, strategy and his belief in the god of war - Bishamonten. In fact, many of his followers and others believed him to be the avatar of Bishamonten, and called Kenshin god of war. Kenshin died at age 49 in 1578, and his death poem is still well known today, “Forty Nine Years; One night's dream. A life time of prosperity; a cup of sake." (These 49 years of my life felt like one fleeting dream. The glory and prosperity of my life was as good as a single cup of sake)”

  • Fully Handmade High Temper Carbon Steel Katana
  • Fully Sharpened, 42" Overall, 27" Blade
  • Bishatmoten Uesugi Kenshin Tsuba
  • Silk and wood Collector Box
  • Full Tang Practice Sword