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Differentially Hardened T10 Tool Steel Blade with Prominent, Real Hamon (same blade as the other T10 Dragon King Swords, basic fittings). MSRP $521.59
A simple design may be associated by some as a lack of sophistication but such is not the case with the Hana Katana from Dragon King. The Hana Katana embodies power, form and function in the simplest of accoutrements.
The blackened tsuba (guard), fuchi (collar) and fuchi-kashira (pommel) display falling cherry blossoms juxtaposed by the real white same (ray skin) under the black tsuka-ito (handle wrap) and accented by silver cherry blossom menuki (handle ornaments), habaki (blade collar) and seppa (spacers). The 27 1/2" forged steel blade's distinctive hamon (temper line) flows smoothly from kissaki (blade point) to the habaki. The blade is concealed in a textured, matte black saya with a buffalo horn kurikata (knob) and black sageo (cord).
The Hana Katana is a sword for the humble warrior who needs only to let the blade do the talking.
About Dragon King
The famed artisans of Dalian have returned to show to the sword world what quality, craftsmanship and ingenuity can produce under the superlative leadership of a true avant-gardist. By the guidance of master designer, Frenchie Jin, the next generation of cutlery enthusiasts will taste the steel of the fabled golden age of swords.
Ever the student of the arts, Frenchie Jin combined the processes of contemporary mechanical construction and modern science with the classic arts, ancient aesthetics and philosophical imagery to produce many of the legendary pieces known today. Having designed over 600 different cold weapons in his 20-year career, to say that he and his team have mastered and advanced their craft would be an understatement.
The Dragon King brand does not represent a company that just manufactures products but embodies a group of artisans who have been adeptly trained to duplicate ancient skillsets that can't be automated by machines on an assembly line. Not every blade that is forged becomes a sword. Not every casting that is poured becomes a component of a greater piece. The goal for improvement and innovation starts every day under Frenchie's guidance.
Not confining their talents to sword making alone, the Dragon King team plies their abilities also to the production of knives, jewelry and other high end art-crafts. And not just in steel alone, these artisans craft wood and leather among many other materials and alloys. Our journey together has only begun, but the fruits of that labor are coming to bear.