There are many myths and legends in Japanese lore about dragons. Most Japanese dragons are water deities that are associated with rainfall or bodies of water. The famous Japanese dragon king is Ryo-Wo, who is responsible for the element of water to the Japanese. He holds the Tidal Jewels, which controls the tides of the world. Furthermore, Ryo-Wo is also credited with giving the Jelly fish its shape, and his daughter, Otohime, was said to have married prince Hoori, a human. Ryo-Wo was also revered as the god of the sea, making him quite powerful in the eyes of the Japanese. He is also said to live in a grand palace beneath the waves called Ryugu. This full tang 1090 carbon steel blade comes sharp and is double pegged. In the traditional katana style the blade has a heavy blood groove down the center while the handle features genuine ray skin with a cotton cord wrap and a cast zinc menuki and tsuba. The tsuka is also wrapped with the same cotton fiber with an ornamental menuki. The fuchi features dragons as well as the guard. A glossy blue wooden scabbard or saya houses the blade to protect it from the elements. Included is a sword bag and gift box.
- Overall Length: 41.50 Inches
- Blade Length: 28.75 Inches
- Blade Material: 1090 Carbon Steel
- Handle Length: 11.25 Inches/Handle Material: Hardwood, Ray skin, Cotton cord wrap
- Includes: Black Sword Bag and gift box