Last Samurai Sword Katana Japanese Sword Honsanmai Clay Tempered Battle Ready--Ryan817





Item Introduction

Ryan817 is a replica of the sword of Capt. Nathan Algren, the main character in the 2003 American film "The Last Samurai". The plot of the movie centers on Nathan Algren, a captain in the US Cavalry Regiment who is constantly haunted by the atrocities committed by his group during the American-Indian wars. He was recruited by the Japanese to help train the modernized Japanese Imperial Army and quell a rebellion of traditional samurais. Capt. Algren ended up embracing the way of life and principles of the samurai and then fighting with them against the Japanese government.

Ryansword's replica of Capt. Algren's katana has a shinogi zukuri blade in honsanmai lamination. The edge is made of 1095 high carbon steel and the sides made of folded 1060 steel. The blade is differentially-hardened with a beautiful, natural hamon and hada. It has a bohi running from the habaki to the kissaki, making the blade lighter. The tsuka is made of hardwood with white, rayskin panels and wrapped with black, synthetic silk ito. The tsuba, fuchi, kashira and menuki are made of glossy, black, zinc alloys while the habaki and seppa are made of brass. The saya is matte black. True to the movie, the blade has a laser etched kanji. In the movie, it was said that the kanji means "I belong to the warrior, in who the old ways have joined the new.", however some argue that the kanji really means "Since the ancient times to the present, God is with those who serve with dignity and honor."

The sword can be customized.

Overall Length : 103cm / 40.6" Nagasa(Blade) : 71cm / 27.9"
Tsuka(Handle) : 27cm / 10.6" 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 : Honsanmai, 1095 High Carbon Steel+Folded steel Saya Material : Hardwood
Handle Material : Hardwood+Genuine Rayskin Tsuba : Alloy, 85*83*5mm

Notes:
1) The sword will go with a free sword bag and spare Mekugies(bamboo nails).

2) The display stand is NOT included.

3) Our products are 100% handmade, so specification varies slightly from sword to sword, please understand.

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