Daimyo Deep Sea Dragon Musashi Samurai Katana Sword Full Tang & Battle Ready
It is interesting that within almost every culture of the world a story of Dragons can be found. From Europe to China and even in the Middle East, Dragons are depicted as giant serpents. There are many theories as to why all of the worlds cultures have these stories and they range from dinosaur bones to ancient flying machines. Although, there are no concrete theories it is interesting to note that famous historians of the ancient world reported seeing living dragons. Herodotus reported seeing caged dragons in Judea around 450 BC, and Marco Polo reported being attacked by dragons in Anatolia into Persia.
The Dragon of the Orient differs from the Western dragon in that they are typically benevolent and wise. This dragon is also the ruler of the water and the weather. In China the Dragon was the symbol of the Emperor and for power. It is similar in Japan as well. However, in Japan the dragon only had three claws as opposed to its Chinese counter part which had four.
For the Samurai the dragon was a symbol of luck and strength. This is a handmade samurai katana with a deep sea dragon on the Tsuba set against waves. The sword is full tang with a copper Tsuba.
The blade of the sword is handmade Carbon Steel with a hamon along the edge of the blade. The edge of the blade is sharp enough to cut right through bamboo. The blade is full tang and features a small kissake and bloodline. The saya (Scabbard) of the sword is wooden with a black high-gloss finish. A black sageo is wrapped around the sword with a wooden and steel Kurigata. The Tsuba (Guard) is Copper with a Kaku Gata design.
- Overall Length: 39.25"
- Blade Length: 28"
- Blade Material: Carbon Steel Blade
- Handle Material: Hardwood with black wrap
- This package includes a free Table Top Stand, and Gift Box
Miyamoto Musashi was a famous Japanese swordsman and is believed to have been one of the most skilled swordsmen in history. Musashi, as he is often simply known, became legendary through his outstanding swordsmanship in numerous duels, even from a very young age. He is the founder of the Hyoho Niten Ichi-ryu, or Niten Ryu style of swordsmanship and wrote Go Rin No Sho, The Book of Five Rings, a book on strategy, tactics, and philosophy that is still studied today.
Musashi writes about his first duel:
"I have trained in the way of strategy since my youth, and at the age of thirteen I fought a duel for the first time. My opponent was called Arima Kihei, a sword adept of the Shinto ryu, and I defeated him. At the age of sixteen I defeated a powerful adept by the name of Akiyama, who came from the prefecture of Tajima. At the age of twenty-one I went up to Kyoto and fought duels with several adepts of the sword from famous schools, but I never lost." -Musashi Miyamoto, Go Rin No Sho
It is notable that Musashi died of what is believed to be thoracic cancer, and was not killed in combat. He died peacefully after finishing the Dokkodo ("The Way of Walking Alone", or "The Way of Self-Reliance"), 21 precepts on self-discipline to guide future generations.
After his death various legends began to appear. Most talk about his feats in kenjutsu and other martial arts, some describing how he was able to hurl men over 5 feet backwards, other about his speed and technique. Other legends tell of how Musashi killed giant lizards in Echizen, as well as Nues in various other prefectures. He gained the stature of Kensei, a "sword saint" for his mastery in swordsmanship. Some believed he could run at super-human speed, walk on air, water and even fly through the clouds.
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