John Lee Goemon Katana




John Lee Goemon Katana

Ishikawa Goemon is a Japanese folk hero. Like Robin Hood, he is said to have robbed the rich and given to the poor. Even today there are many myths and legends about him, such as the failed assassination attempt on Toyotomi Hideyoshi, a Japanese commander and politician, after which he was convicted and executed with other relatives (burnt alive in boiling oil). In one last heroic act, he is said to have tried to save his son by keeping him out of the cauldron.

The John Lee Goemon Katana takes up this issue. The hand-painted tsuba shows among others Goemon when he was executed by a wood engraving by Toyokuni Ichiyoai. Among other motives also his name can be found on the Fuchi in Japanese font.

The sharp unokubi-zukuri style blade is made of 9260 high carbon spring steel, which is well suited for cutting. The grip is wrapped in blackened ray skin and brown suede. The scabbard is finished in a deep black lacquer with buffalo horn endings and a two colored sageo.

Key features:
– Hand-painted tsuba
– Sharp blade
– High-quality design

– Blade material: 9260 high carbon spring steel
– Overall length: approx. 103.5 cm
– Blade length: approx. 71 cm
– Blade width at guard: approx. 3.1 cm
– Handle length: approx. 28 cm
– Weight: approx. 1120 g

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