For more than 2600 years, the "City of Treasure", Longquan, is known for making the best swords in the world. Located within the border of South Zhejiang, China and under the Fengyang Mountain, Longquan is rich in resources that are suitable for crafting swords.
During the period of Warring States (770-476 B.C.), a famous sword maker named Ou Yezi created the most renowned sword in Longquan. Since then, the secret arts of crafting swords have been passed down from generation to generation.
Ryumon & Masahiro swords are hand forged by master craftsman with years of experience from Longquan. These master sword smiths combine modern knowledge with traditional secrets to produce superior quality swords with enhanced durability, sharpness and exquisite craftsmanship.
The Ryumon RaJiin Katana has a hand forged and folded AISII060 carbon steel blade meticulously crafted for a damascus look. Heat treated with traditional processes, the razor sharp edge has a hardness of roughly -57Rc and a softer spine (-+5Rc) to absorb shocks. A one-piece brass construction habaki (blade collar) enables the blade to fit securely into the say (scabbard). The tsuba (guard) of this sword features a reproduction of "Rajin" (the god of thunder), based on the work of Tawaraya Sotatsu, a master painter of the edo period. The saya (scabbard) is lacquered to a super high gloss finish with inlaid brass sakura (cherry blossom flower). Authentic ray skin (same) is used to wrap, the tsuka (handle). 50th the sageo andita are woven from imported Japanese silk for a sleek and elegant look. The koiguchi (scabbard mouth) andkojiri (scabbard tip) are made with genuine water buffalo horn.
Each sword comeplete with hang tag, a silk sword bag, a cleaning kit, a reference guide, and Certificate of authenticity.
Overall Length: 42"