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This sword's theme is based around the legendary Tengu - a mythical half-man, half-crow demon who was both the torment and salvation of many hero. Well known for their skill with the sword, they were a popular motif for sword fittings through various periods in Japan, especially around the old capital of Kyoto - where many tengu are rumored to still reside.
This sword is handmade in Japan at Minosaka's Gifu workshop. The fittings are made of copper and the tsuka features genuine ray-skin wrapped in cotton ito, silk wrappings are available on request.