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Tom Lee Chugen Series: Takeda Shingen Katana

SKU: BSTL16

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£129.99

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Hand forged high carbon steel blade featuring a bo-hi (fuller/groove) the Tom Lee Takeda Shingen katana, with blackened brass tsuba depicting Takeda Shingen and the other side features Mount Fuji. The red tsuka ito (handle wrapping) is complemented with black sam'e gawa (ray skin) and secured with two bamboo mekugi (pegs) through the nakago (full tang).

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Tom Lee Chugen Series: Takeda Shingen Katana


Paper cutting test: Passed.

Takeda Shingen (December 1, 1521 – May 13, 1573), of Kai Province, was a pre-eminent daimyo in feudal Japan with exceptional military prestige in the late stage of the Sengoku period. Takeda Shingen was the first-born son of Takeda Nobutora, leader of the Takeda clan, and daimyo of the province of Kai. He had been an accomplished poet in his youth. He assisted his father with the older relatives and vassals of the Takeda family, and became quite a valuable addition to the clan at a fairly young age. In 1536, at the age of 15, he was instrumental in helping his father win the Battle of Un no Kuchi.

The military rank of Chugen appointed to medieval Japanese soldiers was a rank of assistant otherwise known as "in-between" another term for beginner. The Tom Lee range of Chugen katana reflects this grade in the introductory level samurai sword.

Hand forged high carbon steel blade featuring a bo-hi (fuller/groove) the Tom Lee Takeda Shingen katana, with blackened brass tsuba depicting Takeda Shingen and the other side features Mount Fuji. The red tsuka ito (handle wrapping) is complemented with black sam'e gawa (ray skin) and secured with two bamboo mekugi (pegs) through the nakago (full tang).

Includes Free black cloth sword bag, free red patterned box. Please note the sword stand pictured is for illustartion purposes only.

The solid wood saya (sheath) is richly lacquered in black with subtle red strokes to complement the red tsuka.

Tom Lee blades are hand forged and tempered beyond other brand swords of this price range to a standard of hardness to withstand mild abuse and appropriate cutting targets.

Key Features
Forge high carbon blade
Cutting Blade
Correct shape and taper
Full tang
Double pegged

Specifications
Overall: 40"
Blade Length: 28.5"  
Handle Length: 11 1/4"
Blade thickness at habaki 7.62mm
Blade thickness at yakote 4.93mm
Blade width at habaki 31.36mm
Blade width at yokote 23.33mm
Specs will vary slightly from piece to piece.




 

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