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"Art Should Hurt"
Monotempered 65mn Spring Steel colored blade (dark metal and steel) with wild wave pattern etching. Skull themed tsuba, dark 'Akumu' (nightmare) theme saya.
All too often the more ornate and affordable Japanese sword and blade designs out there are let down by stainless steel (read: purely decorative) blades. But these are no mere ornaments..
While all the blades the Ryujin Art Sword series are primarily designed for display purpose, they all use well tempered carbon or spring steel in the blades - and make an excellent canvas for further refinement and customization, or are perfect as they are - an ornament with real bite..
In this case, the product in question is a 28.75" long monotempered 65mn Spring Steel blade, a truly functional and very tough blade - kitted out with very dark themed fittings. From the solid iron skull tsuba as a focal point, to the deep purple speckled saya with sinister imagery to the black on black handle and everything in between, the Akumu is appropriately named, for the name means 'nightmare' in Japanese, and this is the kind of imagery that this sword conjures up.
Make no mistake - it might be highly decorated but this is no mere ornament..