Please NOTE: This listing is for a second quality (scratch & dent) sword. All second quality swords we sell are functionally up to standard but with cosmetic defects such as; blade rubs / scratches, dents / chips / scratches in saya finish, etc. Please see the photos above to see a representation of the issue. However the sword you receive may not be the one photoed above. Send us an email if you have any questions.
Our Dragonfly koshirae katana, distinctive style, a thinner lighter blade individually hand forged and folded from the superior Swedish Powdered Steel. Our work with Hanwei continues to produce swords of the highest quality, the best value for the money.
All of our swords are tested extensively before they are put into production. We make sure that our swords perform as good as they look. The Dragonfly held a special significance to the Samurai. Their seemingly tireless movement reflected the Samurai’s desire to give tireless service to his feudal Lord.
The dark brown ito is set off by the black same making this a unique offering from Bugei. The lower shinogi and the scant hira-niku make this blade lighter and faster and gives it less resistance in cutting soft targets. The tsuka has the slight “waisting”, ryugo, that is popular with many who study Japanese sword arts. The fittings are beautifully antiqued duplicating the look of old iron. Ted Tenold is responsible for the design and authenticity of these fittings and we think that they are the best that we have offered.
Blade Steel: ASSAB K120c
Hrc Edge: 59
Hrc Back: 45-48