Legacy Blades Osoraku Aikuchi Honsanmai Wakizashi (Blue Flake Saya)
From Legacy Blades comes something quite unique and rare - custom-made Osoraku Wakizashi mounted in classic Aikuchi Koshirae. An Aikuchi-style mount is one that does not feature a Tsuba. The style of Osoraku is a type of Zukuri whereby the Kissaki is more than half of the length of the entire blade. The blade is fashioned in the Honsanmai tradition, a taco shell-like method of forging the combines the lamination of a 1095 steel for the edge which results in higher edge retention. The sides are made from folded steel to giver the blade a beautiful Hada. The blade is then clay-tempered and given a briliant Hazuya polish, which highlights the natural Hamon. The blade has a detailed, hand-engraved dragon Horimono. The hourglass-shaped Tsuka core is made from white hardwood and full wrapped with authentic black lacquered ray skin. The Habaki is made from pure copper and features a Kanji engraving while the Fuchi and Kashira are made of blackened iron. The Saya is made from hardwood with a unique oar-shaped tip. It is finished off with real buffalo horn Koiguchi, Kurigata, and Kojiri reinforcement. A Kaeritsuno hook made from buffalo horn is also part of the overall classical design, making this sword a unique part of any collection.
|Nagasa(Blade) : 51cm / 20"
|Tsuka(Handle) : 20cm / 7.87"
|Motohaba(width near habaki) : 4cm
|Sakihaba(width near yokote) : 3.7cm
|Kasane(thickness at habaki) : 7.5mm
|Sakikasane(thickness at yokote) : 5.5mm
|Blade : Honsanmai, 1095 steel+Folded Steel
|Saya Material : Hardwood+Buffalo Horn
|Handle Material : Hardwood+Genuine Rayskin+Buffalo Horn
|Shipping Weight : 4 lbs.