Dragon King Ogami Itto Katana - Lone Wolf and CubBe the first one to write a review
Differentially Hardened T10 Tool Steel Blade with Prominent, Real Hamon. A faithful replica of the sword used by the Japanese Anti-hero appearing on Japanese TV and made into a move in the 1970s with amazing blade, saya and kozuka throwing knife in the handle.
Dragon King Founder, Frenchie Jian, was inspired as a young man by the Lone Wolf and Cub series (later condensed into a movie 'Shogun Assassin') which sparked his interest in swords. To honor his hero, Dragon King faithfully reproduces Ogami Itto's katana with a forged and functional blade in the Dotanuki tradition.
Simple yet powerful in its design, the distinctive blackened abalone (awabi) shell tsuba contrasts against the highly polished fuchi and kashira etched with Japanese Dogwood blossoms. The tsuka is wrapped in black cotton over white same (rayskin) with silver dragon menuki.
The 28 3/8” forged blade is sheathed in a black ribbed saya featuring a silver steel kojiri with etched Japanese Dogwood blossom motif matching the katana. Black buffalo horn koiguchi and kurikata with black sageo complete the saya. Included is a silver kozuka (small knife) etched with the Japanese Dogwood blossom motif. Sword collectors and fans of the series will appreciate the effort to replicate this piece.
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.