A wise, still vibrant elder in the ancient tribe of Japanese swordcraft Shinwa’s “Genesis” Tachi breathes new life into an ancient Japanese sword that predates the legendary katana by centuries. Though little known outside niche sword enthusiast circles, the “tachi” is one of Japan’s great ancestral swords – a pivotal foundation stone on which Japan’s unrivaled swordcraft tradition is built, and a direct predecessor to its decidedly more famous descendant, the ubiquitous katana. But make no mistake – the tachi is no mere “katana prototype, ” and the Genesis is no exception. Like all tachi, the Genesis boasts form and function all its own – distinctive appointments, a unique look and feel and real-world combat capability that keeps pace with and often bests that of any katana. It should come as no surprise – after all, the elder tachi was slaying foes by the thousands and proving itself on the battlefield centuries before the first katana was even a twinkle in a swordsmith’s eye. And though its profile, dimensions and overall aesthetic configuration are largely faithful to history, some of the Genesis’s key features buck tradition in favor of a more inventive approach, tailored to today’s serious collector swordsman. A prime example: the breathtaking, ever-formidable Damascus steel blade. A match made in swordcraft heaven Pairing Damascus steel with the tachi seems only natural, as both claim rich histories that stretch back more than a millennium. Unparalleled and positively bewitching, the Genesis’s hand forged Damascus blade is a raging steel river through which thousands of distinct, contrasting lines flow. The lines twist, writhe, ripple and whirl as if swept up in some unseen current, forming captivating, near-hypnotic patterns across the surface of the blade. But this striking figure is more than just skin-deep, as each line represents a distinct layer of steel that forms the underlying fabric – nay, the very heart and soul – of the G Get in touch your swordcraft roots – sublime 21st century example of ancient Japanese sword with origins around 800 A. Full tang 28″ Damascus steel blade – hand forged by master swordsmiths using time-tested technique as ancient as tachi itself Museum quality hand craftsmanship, but this is no mere museum piece – blade boasts serious, real-world cutting clout; sleek, gracefully curved profile mirrors that of katana’s Flawlessly cast kashira, fuchi accented with delicate, beautiful reliefs; cast metal tsuba features classic crane design Hardwood tsuka wrapped in traditional braided ito; extends beyond tsuka onto saya; vibrant sparkling accents offset ito Hand-lacquered saya every bit as impressive as the sword it protects – traditional genuine leather cavalry hanging hardware, aka ashi and obi tori; cast insignia accents; elaborate braided sageo Overall length: 39 1/2″ – ultimate traditional Japanese samurai sword; unstoppable in battle yet not too large to impede movement; includes cleaning kit. The item “Shinwa Genesis Handmade Damascus Steel Full Tang Japanese Samurai Katana Sword” is in sale since Wednesday, October 28, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Swords & Sabers\Asian\Japanese”. The seller is “kolourco” and is located in USA. This item can be shipped to United States.
- MSRP: 158.00
- UPC: 760729101562
- Manufacturer Part Number: 42 KZ1016DZ
- Brand: Shinwa