Kasai Ryu reborn! Totally different design from our 1050 version. The blade is now made of T10 with a new hamon pattern. It consists of togari-sanbonsugi-midare (pointed, three cedars, irregular) pattern, making it look like flames. There are also several tobiyaki or “jumping hamon” on the blade.
“Kasai Ryu” (Fire Dragon) – Depictions of dragons are used throughout the Japanese culture as symbols of strength, courage and magic. To the Chinese, the fire-spitting dragon was principally associated with lightning, and by extension to thunder and rainmaking, which made it a symbol of fertility.
• Blade Material: T10 tool steel (mono-steel)
• Edge: Fully-sharpened
• Treatment: Hand Forged, Differentially Hardened, Heat Treated & Tempered, Water Quenched
• Blade Length: 27.5 inches
• Tsuka: 11 inches wood
• Overall length w/o saya: 40 inches
• Saya: 29.75 inches wood glossy brownish-red with black speckled lacquered finish
• Tsuba: Iron
• Fuchi / Kashira / Menuki / Habaki / Seppa: Brass
• Tsukaito / Sageo: Black
• Mekugi: 2 bamboo pegs
• Samegawa: Real black lacquered ray skin panels
• Nakago: Full tang
• Hamon: Real togari-sanbonsugi-midare (pointed, three cedars, irregular) pattern
• Specs may vary slightly from sword to sword
• Can be disassembled
• Includes cloth bag
• Packaging: carton box
The Kasai Ryu Katana T10 is a perfect partner for our Kasai Ryu Tanto.
A story of a “Fire Dragon” in Japanese folklore:
Kiyo or Kiyohime
A priest fell in love with a young woman and soon got tired of her. Abandoned, the woman studied magic at a temple and transformed into a dragon. She attacked the priest who attempted to find refuge underneath the monastery bell. Kiyo breathed fire and melted the bell, killing the priest. Kiyo symbolizes vengeful power and the consequences of giving into desire.