John Lee Kappa Katana
In the Japanese mythology, the Kappa (”river child” in English) is a water goblin who lures heedless people to his shores to pull them in to drown.
– Sharpened Damascus steel blade, forged out of 1045 high carbon steel folded 12 times (8.000 layers).
– Blade in Shinogi-Zukuri-style with pronounced fuller (Bo-Hi).
– Red cotton hilt-wrapping in traditional Hineri-Maki-style.
– Wooden sheath with black high-gloss lacquer finish (Kuroro-style).
– Long handle-end fastened to the hilt with 2 bamboo pegs (Mekugi). The sword can thus be fully dismantled.
– Made of authentic high-quality materials only, no plastic used.
– Blade collar (Habaki) and washers (Seppa) made of brass.
– The traditional hilt-wrapping is completed by a genuine ray skin lining.
– All ornaments (Tsuba, Fuchi, Menuki, Kashira) made of metal and hand-crafted.
– Delivered in a protective cloth bag.
– All original John Lee swords supplied with seal and certificate of origin.
This remarkable Katana is enriched by hand-crafted ornaments depicting a Kappa and an unsuspecting wanderer. In addition to the beautiful colour, another special feature to be highlighted is the Bo-Hi, which starts about 10 cm above the Tsuba.
– Hilt length: approx. 29 cm
– Blade length: approx. 73 cm
– Overall length (without sheath): approx. 102.5 cm
– Weight (without sheath): approx. 1120 g