Musashi was the greatest swords man ever in Japan. It has been recorded that he won no less than 60 sword duels and was never defeated. He was not only the best swordsman but also the author of the book Of Five Rings, teacher of his sword art and talented artist. Musashi was a Samurai in all aspects of the word, and the world may never see another of his caliber. Attributes of the Weapon: This is the economical edition of the Musashi. However, this is still a top of the line blade in this price range.
The blade has blood grooves on both sides which helps with a more perfect balance. The sword is full tang and can be disassembled. The hardened edge (Yakiba) as it extends past the yokote into the kissaki. The scabbard of the sword is wooden with a high gloss black lacquer finish. Wrapped around the upper half of the scabbard is a black cotton sageo. The guard of the sword begins with a bronze blade collar (Habaki). The actual guard is blackened steel in the double ring design, the exact same design as the great Musashi. Each side of the guard is secured by a bronze spacer (Seppa), this fitting is only found on hand crafted swords. The sword is full tang and secured by two wooden pins in the handle of the sword. Wrapped over the tang of the sword is real ray held in place by two steel pins (Menuki) shaped like dragons. Over the ray skin is a black cotton wrap for the best in comfort and grip. The pommel of the sword is a simple blackened steel end cap. This sword comes with free wooden sword stand and sword bag.
- Carbon Steel Blade
- Cotton Wrapped Handle
- Wood Scabbard
- Free Cotton Sword Bag and Wooden Sword Stand
- Overall Length: 42 inch
- Blade Length: 29 inch
- Blade Material: High Carbon Steel, Blood Groove
- Handle Length: 11.5 inch
- Handle Wrap: Black Cotton Wrap
- Fittings: Cast Metal
- Scabbard Material: Wood
- Includes: Free Black Cotton Sword Bag and Wooden Sword Stand