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Sakura Katana

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

Nagasa: 28″ Motohaba 1.25″ Sakihaba 1″

The design incorporates a sukashi tsuba with sakura design, a black ishime lacquered saya and a two mekugi 11.5″ long tsuka in brown silk ito. Blackened copper koshira.