Mini Museum Samurai Sword Slice
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This is a complete slice of a 14th century Samurai Sword (the same sword used in the Third Edition of the Mini Museum). Each slice is hand polished, but it should be noted that every slice will display some variation. Imperfections in the material have also been preserved and highlight the nature of this ancient blade's manufacture.
The specimen is enclosed in a handsome, glass-topped riker box case measuring 4 1/2" x 3 1/2". A small information card is also included.
Please note, this add on is very sharp and should be handled with the utmost care. It is not a toy and should not be handled by children without extreme supervision.
About the Samurai Sword
The Japanese sword is a symbol of unparalleled beauty and quality. Bound closely to the image of the samurai class, the blades are highly prized and honored by collectors all over the world. The history of these incredible weapons and the warriors who wielded them are intimately connected to the development of the Japanese nation and the culture of modern Japan.
The Samurai Sword slice comes from the same Ko-tō period katana used in the Third Edition of the Mini Museum. Dating to the mid-1300s. It is a single-forged blade attributed to the Yamato Senjuin School.
The blade was selected with the generous support of Pablo Kuntz. Pablo is the owner of Unique Japan, a respected dealer of Japanese swords worldwide. While lovely, the blade has a number of micro-fractures that made it unsuitable, and potentially dangerous, as a collectible.
Would you like to know more? Read more about in Specimen Notes from the Mini Museum: Tale of the Samurai Sword Specimen!