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Bamboo Leaves Katana

This is a W2 steel katana hand-forged with differential heat treatment. The hamon is gunome midare with utsuri. The blade is hira-zukuri.

Nagasa: 27.25″  Width at the machi is 1.25″.

The design incorporates a black leather tsuka with blackened  copper fittings with kebori design of bamboo leaves. The saya is red lacquer with hand painted bamboo leaves.