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John Lee Shiro Tanto
Shiro (meaning "white") has many meanings in Japanese culture. Among other things, this color stands for purity and holiness, but also for mourning and death To symbolize willingness to fight to the death. - Blade in Shinogi-Zukuri style with fuller (Bo-Hi), hand-forged from 1045 carbon steel. - The blade is sharpened with an integrated Hamon line for a particularly authentic look. - White cotton handle wrap in classic Hineri Maki style. - White, high-gloss lacquered wooden scabbard. - With a long rod, which is fixed in the handle with 2 bamboo pins (Mekugi). The sword can therefore be fully dismantled. - No plastic is used, only high-quality, authentic materials are used. - Blade ferrule (Habaki) and washers (Seppa) are made of brass. - The traditional grip winding is lined with real ray skin. - All ornaments (Tsuba, Fuchi, Menuki, Kashira) are made of metal. - Supplied in a John Lee protective cover. - Each original John Lee sword comes with a seal and a certificate. Handle length 14 cm Blade length 26.5 Total length (without scabbard) 41 cm Weight (without scabbard) 460 g

€129.90*

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John Lee Katsumoto Katana
The handforged blade with fuller (Bo-Hi) is made of 1095 carbon steel (which is not stainless). Made in Honsanmei-Style, traditionally hardenend through clay-coating. With real Hamon-line. 60 HRC at the scabbard, 40 HRC at the back. The blade collar (Habaki) is brass and the casted tsuba shows a samurai-image. Grip-wrap is Katate Maki-Style (War-wrap) made of black cotton, under which real blackened ray skin is underlayed. Two dowels (Mekugi) fix the blade in the grip. The Imori Katana will be delivered in a wooden box with a sword stand. Details: Blade length to Tsuba: 77 cm Overall length without scabbard: 109, 5 cm Blade curve (Sori): 2.7 cm Back strength: 7.5 mm Max blade width: ca. 3 cm Weight without scabbard: 1220 g Weight with scabbard: 1550 g

€659.00*

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John Lee Ten Kei Aikuchi Tanto
The term “ten kei” can be translated as “gift of the sky” and is a symbol of nature’s beauty. This inspired delicate flower patters on the handmade fittings that are refined with gold and silber. The blade is handmade using the elaborate konbuse style. The hard cover is made of 1095 carbonsteel and the core consists of softer low-carbon steel. Like its predecessors this tanto combines grace and utility in a unique way. Using a differential heat treatment an edge of 60 HCR and a blade back of 40 HRC is created. The difference can be seen in a real, delicately formed hamon line. - Shinogi Zukuri style blade with a fuller - Kobuse style blade construction - Aikuchi style, traditionally without a tsuba - Hineri maki style handle wrap, underlaid with ray skin - Black, mirror polished blade (kuroro style) with fittings (kojiri, kurigata, koiguchi) made of buffalo horn. - Blade collar (habaki) and washers (Seppa) made of brass. - Has a long tang which is attached to the handle with two bamboo pegs (mekugi). The sword is dismountable. - All decoration (Fuchi, Menuki, Kashira) is handmade of metal which gives every swords its unique touch. - Delivered in a wooden box. - Every original John Lee sword is delivered with a seal and a certificate. Handle length: 5.3’’ Blade length: 10.2’’ Overall length (without sheath): 15.8’’ Weight (without sheath): 1.1 lbs

€459.90*

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Imori Wakizashi
The hand forged, sharp blade is ground out of hardened carbon steel. The handle is traditionally wrapped with dark blue cotton in Katate-Maki-Style, backed with genuine ray skin. The decoration of the sword (Tsuba, Fuchi, Kashira, Menuki) shows a golden newt. The sword comes with a printed cloth bag, collector box, stamp and certificate. Details: Blade length up to Tsuba: 51.5 cm Handle Length: 25 cm Overall length without scabbard: 76.5 cm Weight without scabbard: 830 g

€129.00*

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John Lee Ninjato blunt
The John Lee Ninja-to Katana with blunt blade. An only exercise sword made by Haller. Details: Overall Length: approx. 88 cm Blade Length: approx. 57 cm Overall Length with Sheath: approx. 106.5 cm Blade Material: 420 stainless steel

€175.00*

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John Lee Dragon Tanto
Still today the dragon plays a big role in Japan, especially during the New Year’s festival. In contrast to the mysticism of the western word, the dragon is a lucky mythical creature. The tsuba of this amazing sword forms a dragon that surrounds the sword. - Shinogi Zukuri style sword with fuller (Bo-Hi), hand-forged from 1045 high carbon steel - The blade is sharpened to a fine edge with a Hamon line for an authentic look. - Handle wrapping made of black cotton using the classical Hineri Maki style. - Black, lacquered wooden sheath (Kuroro style). - The tanto can be completely disassembled. - No plastic is used, ony high-quality, genuine materials. - Blade collar (Habaki) and washers (Seppa) are made of brass. - The traditional handle wrapping is underlaid with real ray skin. - All decoraction (Tsuba, Fuchi, Menuki, Kashira) are made of metal. - Comes within a protective cover made of fabric and a beautiful collector’s box. - Every original John Lee sword has a seal and a certificate. Handle length: 5.7’’ Blade length: 11’’ Total length: (without sheath) 16.5’’ Weight: (without sheath) 16 oz

€117.90*

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Golden Flower Katana
The Golden Flower Katana features an extraordinarily beautiful tsuba which certainly has been made by a grand master in the 18th century. As these did not sign their work in contrary to the blade smiths, the creator is not known by name. The tsuba has been intricately decorated with golden cherry blossoms (sakura). The cherry blossom is one of the most important symbols in Japanese culture. It stands for beauty, departure and the transience of life. The katana has a handforged blade made of carbon steel with a fine hamon and has been tempered traditionally. In addition, the steel of the blade has been folded 12 times, that means about 8000 layers have been created which give the sword a beautiful damascus pattern. The sharp blade features a hi (fuller) to reduce the total weight. The handle (tsuka) is made of wood, has been coated with real fish skin and features two menukis. In addition it has been traditionally wrapped in black cotton. The tang is especially long and fixed with two bamboo pegs (mekugi). The scabbard (saya) is made of wood and the blade collar (habaki) is made of brass. This longsword has been made according to original museum exhibitions. The sword comes with a certificate of origin, wrapped in cloth and packed in a high-quality wooden box. All measures are subject to estimation. Details: Blade length to tsuba: 74 cm Total length without scabbard: 104 cm Blade´s curvature (sori): 18-20 mm Handle length: 30 cm Weight without scabbard: 1040 g Weight with scabbard: 1300 g

€297.90*

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John Lee Golden Flower Tsuba
Known by the John Lee Golden Flower Katana with folded blade, this exceptionally beautiful cherry blossom tsuba is now also available separately.

€19.90*

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John Lee Katana Blade, hand forged
Hand-forged from 1045 carbon steel, plain hardened with grounded hamon line. Includes brass habaki and unvarnished wooden sheath. Details: Blade length to Tsuba: approx. 72.5 cm Blade Material: 1045 Carbon Steel

€89.00*

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Dragon Tokuni Wakizashi
Still today, the dragon plays an important role in Japan, and not only when it comes to New Year´s Day celebrations. In contrary to the western mysticism the dragon is in Japan a mystical creature which is said to bring the people good luck.The wakizashi has a handforged blade made of carbon steel with a fine hamon and has been tempered traditionally. The sharp blade features a hi (fuller) to reduce the total weight. The handle (tsuka) is made of wood, has been coated with real fish skin and features two menukis. In addition it has been traditionally wrapped in black cotton. The tang is especially long and fixed with two bamboo pegs (mekugi). The scabbard (saya) is made of wood and the blade collar (habaki) is made of brass. This shortsword has been made according to original museum exhibitions. The sword comes with a certificate of origin, wrapped in cloth and packed in a high-quality wooden box. All measures are subject to stimation. Blade Material: 1045 Handle Material: Wood / Ray Skin / Cotton Sheath: Wood Handle Length: 24,5 cm Blade Length: 52 cm Overall Length (without sheath): 77,5 cm Weight (without sheath): 800 g

€179.00*

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Imori Tanto
Imori stands for alpine newt in Japanese. - Shinogi Zukuri style without fuller (Bo-Hi), hand-forged from 1045 high carbon steel - The blade is sharpened to a fine edge with a Hamon line for an authentic look. - Handle wrapping made of blue cotton using the classical Hineri Maki style. - Black, lacquered wooden sheath (Kuroro style). - The tanto can be completely disassembled. - No plastic is used, only high-quality, genuine materials. - Blade collar (Habaki) and washers (Seppa) are made of brass. - The traditional handle wrapping is backed with real ray skin. - All decoraction (Tsuba, Fuchi, Menuki, Kashira) are made of metal. - Comes within a protective cover made of fabric and a beautiful collector’s box. - Every original John Lee sword has a seal and a certificate. Blade Material: 1045 Handle Material: Wood / Ray Skin / Cotton Sheath: Wood Handle Length: 14 cm Blade Length: 27 cm Overall Length (without sheath): 42cm Weight (without sheath): 600 g

€134.90*

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John Lee Shiro Katana
Shiro (english "white") has a major importance in many respects in the Japanese culture. Among other things this color stands for purity and sanctity but also for grief and death. The Samurai donned white under their armaments to symbolize their willingness to fight till death. Blade in Shinogi Zukuri style with fuller (Bo-Hi), hand-forged from 1045 carbon steel. The blade is sharp grounded with incorporated Hamon-line for a very authentic look. Handle wrapping made from white cotton in classic Hineri Maki style. White, high-polish varnished wooden sheath. With long tang, which is fixed with two bamboo pins (Mekugi) in the handle. The sword is thus fully demountable. Without plastic, only high-quality and authentic materials are used. Blade clamp (Habaki) and washers (Seppa) are made of brass. The traditional handle wrapping is lined with genuine ray skin. All decorations (Tsuba, Fuchi, Menuki, Kashira) are handmade from metal. A protective case made of fabric, a John Lee seal and a certificate are within the scope of supply. Details: Overall length: approx. 101.5 cm Blade length: approx. 72 cm Handle length: approx. 29 cm Blade Material: 1045 Carbon Steel Weight (without sheath): approx. 1050 g

€174.95*

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John Lee Kei Ben Iaito
The Iai-Do sport is dealing with the Art of sword pulling and the determined tackle technique (Katas), indeed as a formal exercise. Usually the Iaito, a blunt Exercise sword is used. The development of an unit of body, mind and sword (Ki-Ken-Tai-Ichi) is in the foreground. The ultimate masters degree is achieved when people are able to control every situation of combat even without pulling the sword. The name Kei-Ben stands for the simple and practical sword design. The blade is made of hand-forged stainless steel, blunt and with fuller (Bo-Hi). The hilt (Tsuka) is made of wood and rayskin-covered (Same). The swine of the hilt (Tsuka-Ito) is traditional made of cotton. The tsuba made of a zinc-aluminium cast shows a flower motive. On the hilt are two Menukis in form of a Mitsudomoe inserted. The scabbard (Saya) is made of wood and the blade ferrule is brass. Manufactured from museums pattern, with certificate and seal to guarantee the genuineness. Details: Blade length to Tsuba: 73,5 cm Total length without scabbard: 103 cm Hilt length: 29 cm Blade curve: 19 mm Blade thickness: 5-6 mm Maximum width of blade: 30 mm Weight without scabbard: 1100 g Weight with scabbard: 1350 g

€199.00*

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John Lee Menuki, 2 pieces, bright
Rider Menuki, couple, bright.

€3.90*

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Musashi Kazara Katana
In this special version, the Tsuba is additionally decorated with fine gold inlays and the other parts are also elegantly decorated. - Particularly sharpened damascus blade made of 12-fold 1045 carbon steel with over 8,000 layers. - Shinogi-Zukuri-style blade with fillet (Bo-Hi) with integrated hamon line. - Black cotton handle wrapping in classic Hineri-Maki style. - Black, high-gloss lacquered sheath (Kuroro style) made of wood. - With a long rod, which is fixed in the handle with 2 bamboo pins (Mekugi). The sword can thus be fully dismantled. - No plastic is used, only high quality, authentic materials are used. - Blade clamp (Habaki) and washers (Seppa) are made of brass. - The traditional handle winding is underlaid with real ray skin. - All ornamental rates (Tsuba, Fuchi, Menuki, Kashira) are made of metal. - Supplied with protective cover made of fabric and in an attractive collector's box. - Each original John Lee sword comes with a seal and a certificate. Handle length 30 cm Blade length 73 cm Total length (without scabbard) 103.5 cm Weight (without sheath) 1050 g

€349.00*

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John Lee Shirasaya Katana black
Shirasaya refers to a special sword mount, which was formerly used for the gentle keeping of the blade. Especially in times of peace the blades were ideal protected stored in it. The unvarnished Magnolia wood absorbs the moisture inside the sheath, leads it to the outside and thus protects against rust. Many Shirasaya were provided with a "Sayagaki", an inscription, which gave information on smith, origin and classification. On the streets of Japan, the inconspicuous gear without handle and guard, especially in the late 19th Century was used because at that time the Emperor banned the carrying of Samurai swords. The Shirasaya mount, which was similar to a wooden sword or wooden stick was a clever way to wear the sword unnoticed. Blade in Shinogi Zukuri style with fuller (Bo-Hi), hand-forged from 1045 carbon steel. The blade is sharp grounded with incorporated Hamon-line for a very authentic look. Wooden scabbard. With long tang, which is fixed with two bamboo pins (Mekugi) in the handle. The sword is thus fully demountable. Without plastic, only high-quality and authentic materials are used. Blade clamp (Habaki) and washers (Seppa) are made of brass. The traditional handle wrapping is lined with genuine ray skin. All decorations (Tsuba, Fuchi, Menuki, Kashira) are handmade from metal. A protective case made of fabric, a John Lee seal and a certificate are within the scope of supply. Details: Overall length: approx. 100.5 cm Blade length: approx. 72.5 cm Handle length: approx. 28 cm Blade Material: 1045 Carbon Steel Weight (without sheath): approx. 940 g

€139.00*

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John Lee Tenkei Katana
Tenkei means edelweiss. The handforged blade with fuller (Bo-Hi) is made of 1095 carbon steel (which is not stainless). Made in Kobuse-Style, traditionally hardenend through clay-coating. With real Hamon-line. 60 HRC at the scabbard, 40 HRC at the back. The blade collar (Habaki) is brass and the iron fittings (Tsuba, Fuchi, Menuki, Kashira) present edelweiss, decorated with gold and silver. Grip-wrap is Katate Maki-Style (War-wrap) made of silk, under which real ray skin is underlayed. Two dowels (mekugi) fix the blade in the grip. The Tenkei Katana will be delivered in a wooden box with a sword stand Details: Blade length to Tsuba: 71 cm Overall length without scabbard: 100 cm Blade curve (Sori): 2 cm Back strength: 7.5 mm Max blade width: ca. 3.5 cm Weight without scabbard: 1045 g Weight with scabbard: 1310 g

€739.00*

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John Lee Shiro Wakizashi
Shiro (meaning "white") has many meanings in Japanese culture. Among other things, this color stands for purity and holiness, but also for mourning and death To symbolize willingness to fight to the death. - Blade in Shinogi-Zukuri style with fuller (Bo-Hi), hand-forged from 1045 carbon steel. - The blade is sharpened with an integrated Hamon line for a particularly authentic look. - White cotton handle wrap in classic Hineri Maki style. - White, high-gloss lacquered wooden scabbard. - With a long rod, which is fixed in the handle with 2 bamboo pins (Mekugi). The sword can therefore be fully dismantled. - No plastic is used, only high-quality, authentic materials are used. - Blade ferrule (Habaki) and washers (Seppa) are made of brass. - The traditional grip winding is lined with real ray skin. - All ornaments (Tsuba, Fuchi, Menuki, Kashira) are made of metal. - Supplied in a John Lee protective cover. - Each original John Lee sword comes with a seal and a certificate. Handle length 24 cm Blade length 52 Total length (without scabbard) 76.5 cm Weight (without scabbard) 780 g

€159.00*

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John Lee Imori Kashira and Fuchi
Imori Fuchi & Kashira.

€11.90*

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Musashi Ichi Wakizashi
Miamoto Musashi lived from 1584 to 1645 and went down in Japanese history as one of the most impressive samurai. He is referred to as the best Japanese swordsman. He was artist and artisan at the same time. The Musashi Ichi wakizashi has a handforged blade made of carbon steel with a fine hamon and has been tempered traditionally. The sharp blade features a hi (fuller) to reduce the total weight. The handle (tsuka) is made of wood, has been coated with real fish skin and features two menukis. In addition it has been traditionally wrapped in black cotton. The tang is especially long and fixed with two bamboo pegs (mekugi). The scabbard (saya) is made of wood and the blade collar (habaki) is made of brass. This shortsword has been made according to original museum exhibitions. The sword comes with a certificate of origin, wrapped in cloth and packed in a high-quality wooden box. All measures are subject to estimation. Details: Blade length to tsuba: 54 cm Total length without scabbard: 76 cm Blade´s curvature (sori): 15 mm Handle length: 22 cm Weight without scabbard: 800 g Weight with scabbard: 1050 g The last product image is from H.D.Z.

€127.90*

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John Lee Ninjato sharp
Many ninja swords available on the market have a straight blade, which is probably due to the film producers in Hollywood. The John Lee Ninjato, on the other hand, goes back to historical lore. As long as it is in the sheath, it is indistinguishable from a normal katana. The shortened blade only reveals itself when it is pulled and gives the ninja the decisive advantage in speed.The particularly flexible 9260 carbon spring steel is used as the blade steel. The steel hardened to approx. 55 ° Rockwell is known to hold its shape even under heavy loads. So ideal for cutting tests. Details: Handle length 31.5 cm Blade length 58 cm Total length (without scabbard) 89.5 cm Total length (with scabbard) 108.5 cm Weight (without scabbard) 1050 g

€259.00*

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Fujisan Katana
Mount Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan and plays an important role in the ancient Japanese religion Shinto. Fu means rich, Ji means warrior and San means mountain. The katana has a handforged blade made of carbon steel with a fine hamon and has been tempered traditionally. In addition, the steel of the blade has been folded 12 times, that means about 8000 layers have been created which give the sword a beautiful damascus pattern. The sharp blade features a hi (fuller) to reduce the total weight. The tsuba shows Mount Fuji. The handle (tsuka) is made of wood, has been coated with real fish skin and features two menukis. In addition it has been traditionally wrapped in black cotton. The tang is especially long and fixed with two bamboo pegs (mekugi). The scabbard (saya) is made of wood and the blade collar (habaki) is made of brass. This katana has been made according to original museum exhibitions. The sword comes with a certificate of origin, wrapped in cloth and packed in a high-quality wooden box. All measures are subject to estimation. Details: Blade length to tsuba: 73 cm Total length without scabbard: 104 cm Handle length: 30,5 cm Blade´s curvature: 18-20 mm Weight without scabbard: 1050 g Weight with scabbard: 1300 g

€277.90*

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John Lee Shirasaya Katana
Shirasaya refers to a special sword mount, which was formerly used for the gentle keeping of the blade. Especially in times of peace the blades were ideal protected stored in it. The unvarnished Magnolia wood absorbs the moisture inside the sheath, leads it to the outside and thus protects against rust. Many Shirasaya were provided with a "Sayagaki", an inscription, which gave information on smith, origin and classification. On the streets of Japan, the inconspicuous gear without handle and guard, especially in the late 19th Century was used because at that time the Emperor banned the carrying of Samurai swords. The Shirasaya mount, which was similar to a wooden sword or wooden stick was a clever way to wear the sword unnoticed. Blade in Shinogi Zukuri style with fuller (Bo-Hi), hand-forged from 1045 carbon steel. The blade is sharp grounded with incorporated Hamon-line for a very authentic look. Wooden scabbard. With long tang, which is fixed with two bamboo pins (Mekugi) in the handle. The sword is thus fully demountable. Without plastic, only high-quality and authentic materials are used. Blade clamp (Habaki) and washers (Seppa) are made of brass. The traditional handle wrapping is lined with genuine ray skin. All decorations (Tsuba, Fuchi, Menuki, Kashira) are handmade from metal. A protective case made of fabric, a John Lee seal and a certificate are within the scope of supply. Details: Overall length: approx. 100.5 cm Blade length: approx. 72.5 cm Handle length: approx. 28 cm Blade Material: 1045 Carbon Steel Weight (without sheath): approx. 940 g

€137.90*

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John Lee Dragon Tsuba
It comes from the classic John Lee swords - the Dragon Katana. By popular demand, it is now also available separately.

€19.90*

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Tenkei Wakizashi
The blade is made ​​from hand-forged 1095er carbon steel, built in Kobus cross-section. The tempering is made differentiated with clay coat. At the cutting edge the hardness is 60 HRC, at the back of the blade at about 40 HRC. The handle is green silk with traditional in-katate maki wrapped style, highlighted with genuine ray skin. The handmade, with gold and silver finished, decorations (Tsuba, Menuki, Fuchi and Kashira), give this sword its noble, unique appearance. The black, high gloss lacquered scabbard has terminations (koiguchi, kurigata, Kojiri) from Buffalo horn, and a high-quality silk Sageo. The delivery includes an attractive collector's box made from wood, a printed cloth bag, a seal and a certificate. Details: Blade length up to Tsuba: 52 cm Handle Length: 25 cm Overall length without scabbard: 77 cm Weight without scabbard: 880 g

€587.90*

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John Lee Musashi Tsuba handmade
Handmade Musashi Tsuba. One of the most famous engraving guards at all is now presented in a new, elegant design. Handmade with a fine dragon engraving, refined with real gold. Signed by the master himself.

€89.90*

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Shintai Katana
Shintai are objects, which play the role of relics in religious sites. In the Japanese mythology they are considered to be the domicile of the gods (Kami). The sword is among mirror and gems (the Japanese throne regalia) a typical shintai. The katana has a handforged blade made of carbon steel with a fine hamon and has been tempered traditionally. In addition, the steel of the blade has been folded 12 times, that means about 8000 layers have been created which give the sword a beautiful damascus pattern. The sharp blade features a hi (fuller) to reduce the total weight. The tsuba features Japanese gods. The handle (tsuka) is made of wood, has been coated with real fish skin and features two menukis. In addition it has been traditionally wrapped in black cotton. The tang is especially long and fixed with two bamboo pegs (mekugi). The scabbard (saya) is made of wood and the blade collar (habaki) is made of brass. This katana has been made according to original museum exhibitions. The sword comes with a certificate of origin, wrapped in cloth and packed in a high-quality wooden box. All measures are subject to estimation. Details: Blade length to tsuba: 72 cm Total length without scabbard: 101 cm Handle length: 28 cm Blade´s curvature (sori): 20 mm Weight without scabbard: 1100 g Weight with scabbard: 1400 g

€299.00*

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John Lee Red Wood Iaito long
This is the John Lee Red Wood Iaito long made by Haller with the following special features: - Hand-forged blade made from 420 stainless steel, postpositioned Hamon line - The blade has a Bo-Hi (fuller) for weight reduction - Blunt with rounded safety tip - Blade clamp (Habaki) made from brass, Tsuba made from Zinc-aluminum-casting - Handle wrapped with black cotton, underlaid with real ray skin - Blade fixed at handle with two nogs (Mekugi) - Sheath matt varnished - A collectors box with cloth bag is within the scope of supply Details: Overall Length: approx. 107.5 cm Blade Length to Tsuba: approx. 75.5 cm Blade Material: 420 stainless steel Handle Length: approx. 30.5 cm Weight: approx. 1150 g

€199.00*

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John Lee Musashi Ichi Tanto
Miamoto Musashi lived from 1584 to 1645 and went down in Japanese history as one of the most impressive samurai. He is referred to as the best Japanese swordsman. He was artist and artisan at the same time. The Musashi Ichi Tanto has a handforged blade made of carbon steel with a fine hamon and has been tempered traditionally. The sharp blade features a hi (fuller) to reduce the total weight. The handle (tsuka) is made of wood, has been coated with real fish skin and features two menukis. In addition it has been traditionally wrapped in black cotton. The tang is especially long and fixed with two bamboo pegs (mekugi). The scabbard (saya) is made of wood and the blade collar (habaki) is made of brass. This fighter has been made according to original museum exhibitions. The tanto comes with a certificate of origin, wrapped in cloth and packed in a high-quality wooden box. All measures are subject to estimation. Details: Blade length to tsuba: 27 cm Total length without scabbard: 41 cm Blade´s curvature (sori): 8 mm Handle length: 14 cm Weight without scabbard: 500 g Weight with scabbard: 600 g

€107.90*

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John Lee Crane Tsuba
In Japan, the crane is a symbol of happiness and longevity. According to ancient Japanese legend the one who folds 1,000 origami cranes, gets a wish fulfilled by the gods. A golden crane adorns this massively designed tsuba.

€25.89*

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John Lee Handle Ray skin and Leather
Samurai handle, complete with Fuchi, Menuki, Kashira and wrapping. Underlaid by real ray skin. Details: Length: approx. 30 cm Wrapping made of brown leather.

€39.90*

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John Lee Dragon Wakizashi
Still today the dragon loom large in Japan especially during New Year celebration. Against Western mysticism, the dragon is an auspicious mythical creature in Japan. The tsuba of this remarkable sword sculpts a sword surrounding dragon. The other decorations also show the mystical creature. The sword blade in Shinogi-Zukuri style has a groove (Bo-Hi), and is hand forged from 1045 carbon steel. The blade is sharpened with integrated Hamon line for a very authentic look. The handle wrapping is made of black cotton in a classic Hineri Maki style. Black, high gloss lacquered sheath (Kuroro style) made of wood. Due to the long tang, which is fixed in the handle with two bamboo pins (Mekugi), the sword is fully demountable. There is no plastic used, only high-quality, authentic materials are used. The blade clamp (Habaki) and the washers (Seppa) are made of brass. The traditional handle wrapping is lined with authentic ray skin. All decorations (Tsuba, Fuchi, Menuki, Kashira) are made of metal. Supplied with protective fabric cover in a nice collector's box. Each original John Lee sword features a seal and a certificate. Details: Overall length (without sheath): approx. 76.5 cm Blade length: approx. 51 cm Handle Length: approx. 35 cm Blade Material: 1045 carbon steel Handle Material: Cotton wrapping lined with rayskin Weight (without sheath): approx. 800 g

€139.00*

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Golden Flower Wakizashi
The Golden Flower Wakizashi features an extraordinarily beautiful tsuba which certainly has been made by a grand master in the 18th century. As these did not sign their work in contrary to the blade smiths, the creator is not known by name. The tsuba has been intricately decorated with golden cherry blossoms (sakura). The cherry blossom is one of the most important symbols in Japanese culture. It stands for beauty, departure and the transience of life. The wakizashi has a handforged blade made of carbon steel with a fine hamon and has been tempered traditionally. In addition, the steel of the blade has been folded 12 times, that means about 8000 layers have been created which give the sword a beautiful damascus pattern. The sharp blade features a hi (fuller) to reduce the total weight. The handle (tsuka) is made of wood, has been coated with real fish skin and features two menukis. In addition it has been traditionally wrapped in black cotton. The tang is especially long and fixed with two bamboo pegs (mekugi). The scabbard (saya) is made of wood and the blade collar (habaki) is made of brass. This wakizashi has been made according to original museum exhibitions. The sword comes with a certificate of origin, wrapped in cloth and packed in a high-quality wooden box. All measures are subject to estimation. Details: Blade length to tsuba: 54,5 cm Total length without scabbard: 77 cm Blade´s curvature (sori): 15 mm Handle length: 22 cm Weight without scabbard: 800 g Weight with scabbard: 1000 g

€247.90*

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Dragon Katana
Still today, the dragon plays an important role in Japan, and not only when it comes to New Year´s Day celebrations. In contrary to the western mysticism the dragon is in Japan a mystical creature which is said to bring the people good luck. The katana has a handforged blade made of carbon steel with a fine hamon and has been tempered traditionally. The tsuba of this remarkable sword features a dragon which surrounds the sword. The sharp blade features a hi (fuller) to reduce the total weight. The handle (tsuka) is made of wood, has been coated with real fish skin and features two menukis. In addition it has been traditionally wrapped in black cotton. The tang is especially long and fixed with two bamboo pegs (mekugi). The scabbard (saya) is made of wood and the blade collar (habaki) is made of brass. This katana has been made according to original museum exhibitions. The sword comes with a certificate of origin, wrapped in cloth and packed in a high-quality wooden box. All measures are subject to estimation. Details: Blade length to tsuba: 72 cm Total length without scabbard: 103 cm Blade´s curvature (sori): 18-20 mm Thickness of the blade´s back: 5-6 mm Handle length: 31 cm Weight without scabbard: 1000 g Weight with scabbard: 1250 g

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Samurai Katana
This sword is known from the film "Der letzte Samurai" With Saigo Takamori, the last samurai, a long tradition ended in 1877. It was him who didn´t want to accept the new political situation, the abolishment of the samurai. He provoked a riot against the new government. However, his samurai fighters had no chance at all against the military which was already equipped with modern fire arms. The katana has a handforged blade made of carbon steel with a fine hamon and has been tempered traditionally. The sharp blade features a hi (fuller) to reduce the total weight. The handle (tsuka) is made of wood, has been coated with real fish skin and features two menukis. In addition it has been traditionally wrapped in black cotton. The tang is especially long and fixed with two bamboo pegs (mekugi). The scabbard (saya) is made of wood and the blade collar (habaki) is made of brass. This longsword has been made according to historical models. The sword comes with a certificate of origin, a maintenance kit and a felt-lined display stand with a high gloss finish. It is wrapped in cloth and packed in a high-quality wooden box. All measures are subject to estimation. Details: Blade length to tsuba: 73 cm Total length without scabbard: 101 cm Handle length: 27,5 cm Blade´s curvature: 18 mm Weight without scabbard: 1000 g Weight with scabbard: 1250 g