This version of Kunishige Koshirae particulary symbolizes Oda Nobunaga's bizzare personality by featuring the extraordinary Saya with gold-lacquered, almost fully wrapped stingray skin. This Kunishige Hamon is also known as ogre knife and actually better known as Heshikiri Hasebe.
Higo style Fuchi/Kashira features angry seawaves and the theme of Menuki is the traditional Japanese umbrella. Tsuba is the perfect reroduction of Nobuiye's original and it reads "nam myoho renge kyo" which is the title of the Sutra of the Lotus of the Law Mistica. A suede type brown leatherTsuka cord is tightly bound over the red-colored Tsukasame. The Saya is outrageously wrapped by single-piece stingray skin which is gold-lacquered and the unwrapped area is lacquered black gloss. The blueish green color silk Sageo is also included.
A sand-cased, extra-reinforced zinc/aluminum alloy blade provides the superb balance for the dynamic air-slashing move. Each parts are uncompromisingly hand-assembled by the Japanese sword craftsman, who is expert in making the genuine Japanese sword, Shinken.
The blade is available up to 2.45 shaku. Weight without Saya is approximately 820 gram(for 2.45 shaku). Proudly made in Japan