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Munetoshi Viper Unokubi Zukuri Katana

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The Munetoshi Viper with Blue Katatemaki has a very unique geometry and is one of the best handling swords we offer. Featuring an Unokubi-zukuri style geometry, there are two bohi (grooves), and about 1/3 up the blade, the geometry changes into a diamond cross section. The combination of the grooves and diamond cross section gives an exceptionally light sword. Coming in at only 2lbs, this sword was designed to cut light targets with ease and is fully capable for use in tameshigiri. The extremely tough blade will not easily bend or take a set due to the superior heat treatment of the steel. This is a unique katana with rarely seen geometry, extreme light weight, superior heat treatment, and superior handling.

Blade: The blade of the Unokubi sword has been constructed from through hardened special alloy 1075 carbon spring steel in a unokubi-zukuri style with naginata-bi. The blade comes full tang, very sharp, and is fully capable of performing tameshigiri.
Saya: The saya of the sword is wooden with a black semi-gloss finish and buffalo horn koiguchi. The sageo is thick blue chemical fiber tied over a wooden kurigata with golden shitedome.
Tsuka: The blackened steel tsuba is a sukashi cut-out design. The fuchigashira are blackened patterned alloy with a vine theme. The ito is blue cotton with tight alternating crossovers in katatemaki battle wrap, over black lacquered samegawa. Two smoked bamboo mekugi secure the tang of the sword into the tsuka.

This is a very high end katana that will quickly become your go to samurai sword! It is such a well constructed, durable, and agile blade that you won't need anything else.

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