The black mamba is a highly venomous snake endemic to Africa. It got its name from its dark coloration and black mouth which gives it a very deadly look. Ryan1210 is a katana with a black theme and with a lethal look as the snake from which it is named after. The tsuba, fuchi and kashira are made of blackened brass with a snake design. The habaki and seppa are also blackened brass. The tsuka is hardwood wrapped with black rayskin and black suede ito. Suede is a tough material which helps make an excellent grip on the handle of the sword. The saya is matte black with a partial wrap of unpolished black rayskin. It also has black buffalo horn koiguchi, kojiri and kurikata.
The blade is made of differentially-hardened 9260 spring steel with kissaki moroha zukuri geometry. This unique blade form is a rare and old style of sword and may be a transition between the Japanese double-edged sword and the tachi. One of the famous swords with the kissaki moroha zukuri style is the Kogarasu Maru or "Little Crow" which was forged sometime in the early Heian or late Nara period. The Kogarasu Maru is a treasure of the Taira Clan and now a part of the Japanese imperial collection.
|Overall Length : 103cm / 40.6"||Nagasa(Blade) : 66cm / 26"|
|Tsuka(Handle) : 33cm / 13"||Motohaba(width near habaki) : 3.15cm|
|Sakihaba(width near yokote) : 2.3cm||Sori(curve) : 1.9cm|
|Kasane(thickness at habaki) : 7.5mm||Sakikasane(thickness at yokote) : 3mm|
|Blade : Maru, 9260 Spring Steel||Saya Material : Hardwood+Buffalo Horn+Rayskin|
|Handle Material : Hardwood+Genuine Rayskin||Tsuba : Copper, 89*78*7.5mm|
1) The sword will go with a free sword bag and a pair of spare Mekugies(bamboo nails).
2) Our products are 100% handmade, so specification varies slightly from sword to sword. We appreciate your understanding.