Tonbo Katana

Product Description

The dragonfly, or Tonbo as it’s called in Japanese, symbolizes martial success. It’s also referred to as Katsumushi (victory insect). Dragonflies are also symbols of courage, strength, and happiness, and they often appear in art and literature.

To the Japanese, it symbolizes summer and autumn, and are admired and respected all over, so much so that the Samurai used it as a symbol of power, agility and best of all, victory. In China, people associate the dragonfly with prosperity, harmony and as a good luck charm. Amongst Native Americans, it is a sign of happiness, speed and purity. Purity because the dragonfly eats from the wind itself.

• Blade Material: 1060 carbon steel (mono-steel)
• Edge: Fully-sharpened
• Treatment: Hand Forged, Through Hardened, Heat Treated & Tempered, Water Quenched
• Blade Length: 27.5 inches
• Tsuka: 10.8 inches wood
• Overall length w/o saya: 39.5 inches
• Saya: 29.75 inches wood glossy black lacquer finish with dragonflies design
• Tsuba / Fuchi / Kashira: Brass (antiqued finished)
• Habaki / Seppa / Menuki: Brass
• Tsukaito / Sageo: Black silk
• Mekugi: 2 bamboo pegs
• Samegawa: Real black lacquered ray skin panels
• Nakago: Full tang
• Hamon: Acid etched notare (wave) pattern

• Specs may vary slightly from sword to sword
• Can be disassembled
• Includes cloth bag
• Packaging: carton box


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