With the gold and black Tsuba representing the Circle of Life, the remainder of the Katana's colouring reminds one of the life-blood running through each one of us. How meaningful that a tool originally developed to protect life by ending it can now help one understand oneself in peaceful contemplation or arduous practice.
Blade: The blade of this sword is hand forged and finished with 12 stages of polishing and sharpening. The steel used is high quality carbon steel, which is very pure, and keeps its edge very well.
Folded Steel: This blade had been folded eleven times, creating 2048 layers. This traditional sword forging method involves repeatedly heating, hammering and folding the swords steel. The effect of this work evens out and homogenises the carbon content, making for a stronger, more flexible blade.
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