The sakura, the cherry blossom, explodes brilliantly and gorgeously in the Spring but then soon falls. History teaches us there was no greater glory for a samurai warrior to fall in battle in a field of scattered cherry blossoms.
The sakura, the cherry blossom, explodes brilliantly and gorgeously in the Spring but then soon falls. History teaches us there was no greater glory for a samurai warrior to fall in battle in a field of scattered cherry blossoms. Our Spring Sakura Katana represents this beautiful Japanese metaphor of the transience of life. The blackened fuchi, kashira and ornate stainless cherry blossom tsuba accents the forged and through-hardened 27″ blade. The 5160 forged high-carbon steel blade features a 1 ½” kissaki (point) and marquenched to an edge hardness of 57HRc with blade geometry conducive to rigorous cutting without chipping or deformation on soft and semi-hard targets.
Contrasted only by the crimson tsuka-ito (handle wrap), same (ray skin) on the wood core handle, the notched seppa (spacers), silver habaki (blade collar) and cherry blossom menuki (handle ornaments) represent the only vivid aspects of this sobering piece. The black lacquered saya (scabbard) features a buffalo horn rimmed koiguchi (scabbard mouth) and wood kurikata (knob) and black sageo (cord).
5160 Through-Tempered High-Carbon Forged Steel Blade
Traditional Construction with Exceptional Attention to Detail
Cherry Blossom Motif
Overall: 39 3/4″
Blade Length: 27″
Handle Length: 11 1/4″
Weight: 2 lbs 9 oz
Blade Steel: 5160
Specs will vary slightly
from piece to piece.
The time has come for legends to arise once more.
If you listen hard enough, far off to the east you will hear the rumbling sound of fire and forges churning. If you look hard into the distance, you will see the glow of steel and billows of smoke. None will be able to compare to the grandeur of the Dragon King and it’s come to take the throne. Hail to the king!
The Dragon is back. Hailing from Dalian, China, the master artisans of Dragon King are setting a new standard in the sword market. Collectible, functional and highly desirable their swords and canes blend art, symbolism and heritage without sacrificing their original intent.
The famed artisans of Dalian have returned to show to the sword world what quality, craftsmanship and ingenuity can produce under the superlative leadership of a true avant-gardist. By the guidance of master designer, Frenchie Jin, the next generation of cutlery enthusiasts will taste the steel of the fabled golden age of swords.