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Bamboo Take (black)
Contact us for priceThe 'Bamboo Take' katana prides itself by a very good balance and excellent koshirae. The weight is around 950 grams which make this sword an excellent choice for advanced iai practice.
The used take (=bamboo) fittings are in Satsuma style (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satsuma_Rebellion) which you can recognise by the high (almost handachi-like) fuchi. Also Satsuma koshirae is often slightly larger than higo or tensho koshirae. This also affects the shape of the tsuka. Satsuma koshirae often have a larger and more straight tsuka shape (imogata shape).
|Sword type||Katana shinken (sharp)|
|Steel harding type||Differential clay hardened (water)|
|Steel type||AISI 1095|
|Tsuba||IJzer, Take / bamboe thema|
|Fuchi / kashira||Messing, Take / bamboe thema|
|Mekugi (bamboo safety pin)||2x|
|Sageo (cord around sheath)||Japanese rayon silk|
|Koiguchi / koijiri||Buffalo horn|
|Nagasa length||74.2 cm|
|Tsuka length||25 cm|
|Saya type||Half senden saya (rattan wrap)|
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