Kirishitan Katana 2nd Gen

(2 customer reviews)

Product Description

IMPORTANT NOTE: Stocks from 2015 to present will no longer have a wire brush hamon.

“Kirishitan Katana 1060 Series 2nd Gen”

The Kirishitan Katana (Christian Katana) is our tribute to Dom Justo Takayama Ukon (1552 Haibara-cho, Nara, Japan – February 4, 1615 Manila, Philippines). He was a Kirishitan daimyo (Christian daimyo) and a Japanese Samurai who followed Christianity in the Sengoku period of Japan. The tsuba design was based on an antique tsuba.

Born Ukon Takayama, he later converted to Catholicism and was baptized with a catholic name (Dom Justo) in 1564, from which moment he became a devoted believer in Christian faith. Japan began its Catholic Holocaust (Kirishitan Holocaust) which claimed over 1 million Catholics and forced thousands to flee to Macau and Manila. On November 8, 1614 he was expelled, together with 300 Japanese Chistians and left from Nagasaki, Japan. He arrived later to Manila on December 1614 and was greeted warmly by the Jesuits and the local Filipinos there. He died on February 4, 1615 having been weakened by persecution in Japan.

For those who reside/pass by Manila, specifically in Paco, you can see a statue of Dom Justo Takayama in Plaza Dilao, Manila. He is shown in the statue wearing warrior robes with his hair tied in a knot. He is carrying a sword that is pointed downward, upon which hangs a figure of the crucified Christ.

Visit this page to learn more about Dom Justo Takayama.

Changes in the 2nd Generation is the leather wrapped handle and the blackened iron cross menuki to compliment the design of the tsuba.

• Edge: Fully sharpened
• Treatment: Hand Forged, Through Hardened, Heat Treated & Tempered, Water Quenched
• Overall length: 40.5 inches
• Blade Length: 28.75 inches
• Tsuka: 11 inches wood
• Saya: 30 inches matte pebbled finish
• Tsuba / Fuchi / Kashira / Menuki: Iron
• Habaki / Seppa: Brass
• Tsukaito: Black leather
•  Sageo: Black-White silk shigeuchi sageo
• Mekugi: 2 bamboo pegs
• Samegawa: Real ray skin panels
• Nakago: Full tang
• Hamon: None

• Can be disassembled
• Includes cloth bag and carton box

2 reviews for Kirishitan Katana 2nd Gen

  1. Kenneth Geollegue

    The Kirishitan Katana is the first katana that caught my eye on Geishasblade com, over the years, under different circumstances I was not able to acquire one. But today it has arrived with a help of a friend. Its is a beautiful blade indeed, but in the specifications column, its says that it supposed to have a wire brushed hamon? Mine doesn’t, however its still beautiful, Im proud to own this one.

  2. Archie Gene Gallardo

    This sword is simple, and sharp. Compared to my first sword (Amatsukami) this one had a deeper “sori” (blade curve). It is quite heavier than the former one. With 28 inches blade, which makes it more conscionable with my height.

    It had NO HAMON, that makes this sword more beautiful. I do admit, the first time I owned a blade, I want a hamon on the blade, but realizing that it was made in honor of Don Justo Takayama, it all made sense to me. Catholic teaching of humility amidst trouble waters makes this blade very attractive.

    In the same vein, this blade will just be a thing without the sense of using it properly. So, please be very responsible in keeping this blades, AND don’t just collect katana learn to use them. There is one school for this swords, and I mean get an authentic blade and an authentic Japanese Classical Martial Art like the one thought in Sugawara Budo Philippines.

    Finally, thank you Geisha’s blade.

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