Ronin Koshirae Katana Folded Steel

Ronin Koshirae Katana Folded Steel

Product Code: SH2360

Manufacturer: Hanwei

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The Story of the 47 Ronin is one of the most celebrated and influential tales of the Samurai from the Edo period. Lord Asano was a powerful Daimyo ordered by the Shogun to entertain guests of the Imperial Family. The highest ranking master of protocol, Kira, was given the task of teaching Asano, among others, proper matters of etiquette in this task. Lord Asano and Kira quickly grew to dislike each other and the teacher insulted his student at every opportunity. No longer able to contain himself, Asano drew his sword upon Kira, wounding him in the attack. This act led to Asano's ordered suicide (seppuku) and the confiscation of his property. On December 14, 1702, nearly one year after Asano's death, 47 of Asano's men (now Ronin), descended upon the mansion of Kira to exact their revenge. After a fierce battle, the Ronin demanded that Kira commit seppuku for his transgressions against their former master. When he refused he was beheaded. For their actions the Ronin were themselves sentenced to death by seppuku. They are buried together at the Sengakuji, offering a true testament to the loyalty inherent in the Samurai.

 

Our Ronin Koshirae Katana captures the spirit of Lord Asano's 47 Ronin. The blackened iron Tsuba depicts Asano's followers on their vengeful march. The blade is hand forged & folded Swedish powder steel with Hi in a traditional Shinogi Zukuri style

 

Key Features:
Hand forged and folded steel blades
Excellent quality
Traditional Construction

 

Specifications:
Overall: 40.5"
Blade Length: 28.5"
Handle Length: 11"
Weight: 2lb 7oz

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Manufacturer Hanwei
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    10 years on
    Review by Hachiman Jiro
    The sword has been used (almost abused) and still only needs a touch up to keep it's razor sharp edge, polishing has dulled the hada and hamon(although the hamon being etched is looking more natural)I intend to mildly etch it to bring it out) all in all it's still a fine blade,the fittings are as tight as the day I got it. Just wish I could do a review of my Tora Hanta sensei class Hannibira-it is (for the price a bargain) thanks to Southern Swords for their service
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    About a couple of yrs back i got myself one of these and i wrote a review or 2. so now we are 18 months ;
    Review by hachiima jio
    The fittings have worn well,i have a collection and practice Tamishigiri but only the Ronin and one other Hanwai do I use.all in all it's as tight as the day i got it.
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    Hanwei 's best value sword
    Review by Hachimanjiro
    The blade is balanced perfectly,for cutters and collectors alike.the tsuba depicts oishi kuranosuki holding a torch.the other side depicting the Ronin on their way after the battle heading to Asano's grave with Kira's head (if you look you will see one of the Ronin with Kira's head in a bag hanging from the jibber of a pole. My only problem with Hanwei is why they etch over a real hamon Why?it is just silly
  • Price
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    The best sword from Hanwai
    Review by Hachimanjiro
    The best steel Hanwai use's is K120C (o.k it's swedish) but in their current range it delivers the best of both worlds -yes i hear you out there shouting about L 6,Bainite.but edge folding?,do they take a hamon? For the price the Ronin is a bargain,balanced perfect.
  • Price
    Quality
    The best sword from Hanwai
    Review by Hachimanjiro
    The best steel Hanwai use's is K120C (o.k it's swedish) but in their current range it delivers the best of both worlds -yes i hear you out there shouting about L 6,Bainite.but edge folding?,do they take a hamon? For the price the Ronin is a bargain,balanced perfect.