Toyotomi Hideyoshi was probably the top gold lover during the war period and fond of using the gold for display everywhere, including the notorious a tea ceremony room. This Kanemoto Koshirae features lots of gold color to pay a tribute to the man who was born as a poor farmer and became the pinnacle of Japan.
A plain Higo style Fuchi/Kashira set is made of brass and Tsuba is gold-plated with the theme of paulownia which Hideyoshi used for his family crest. Menuki features the fighting cocks and a selected brown silk Tsuka cord is bound securely over the blackened Tsukasame. The Saya is Hirumaki style that is spirally lacquered with vermillion and gold color. The silk brown 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 800 gram(for 2.45 shaku). Proudly made in Japan.