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Blue Katana 1 by AngelaSasser-stock Blue Katana 1 by AngelaSasser-stock
This blue katana is the favored blade of my darling ~kaioshade and photographed with his permission. What you can't see in the photo is a delicate string of kanji carved into the wood of the sheath.

DESCRIPTION: The katana as we know it today is the fruition of sword evolution from Japan's history of warfare. Around the 8th Century AD., the Chinese-descended straightsword lost its prominence in battle due to the adaptation of horses in mounted battle, therefore creating the need for longer curved swords known as tachi, the longer form of the katana blade.

This finely crafted blade has since become a long-standing symbol of the bushi, or samurai, of Japan and is created by a careful process of folding steel hundreds or even thousands of times over using refined forging techniques. Katana forging is viewed as an ascetic art, the greatest master forgers being Muramasa and Masamune, the makers of the perfect blades.

Traditionally, two swords are worn on the left side, one long and one shorter. The long one is known as the daito (or katana) and the shorter one known as the wakazachi. Together they are known as daisho. Only samurai were permitted to wear these swords for many years until the merchant class were permitted to wear katana. However, only samurai could wear both weapons at once to show their status.


DIMENSIONS:
Blade: 29.5 inch (74.93 cm)
Hilt: 15 inch (38.1)

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Radiance-Design Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
I used your lovely stock here: Geisha
Thank you very much!
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mydas5 Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
  Hi. I used your photo. Here is the link: mydas5.deviantart.com/art/Litt…
      Thank you
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AnaBelenRuiz Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Student Interface Designer
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oasota Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Used here! Thank You! [link]
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GR3GGX Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi. I used your cool stock here [link]. Thanks :D
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yahyamadeit Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much I used your gorgeous stock here: [link] :heart:
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Hikori777 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have this Sword! lol

Hikori, my Character in the Naruto Universe has Collected this Blade himself, so that NO ONE Else could Use it, and I gave it a Name. DO NOT STEAL THE NAME!

Hibykaru- The Golden Blue Dragoness Goddess.
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Rockmenowa Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
used here [link]
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TakaraYuuki Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Student Writer
Oh my god I'm jelous! It's really a beautiful Katana! My favourite kind of blade! :)
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TheReapersApprentice Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Used here: [link]
Thanks!
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