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John Lee Menuki, 2 pieces, dark
Imori Menuki, couple, dark.

€3.90*

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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 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

€149.00*

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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

€197.90*

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Dragon Tokuni Katana
A particularly noble version of the popular Dragon Katana. The dragon still plays an important role in Japan, especially at the New Year's party. The tsuba of this remarkable sword forms a dragon that surrounds the sword and is darkly mottled in this katana. The remaining ornamental rates also show the mystical mythical creature and are also darkly mottled. Handle length 30.5 cm Blade length 72 cm Total length (without scabbard) 103 cm Weight (without sheath) 1000 g

€179.00*

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Gunto Katana
Gunto is the name of the Japanese military sword. At the end of the 19th century the design was based on the French military saber. In order inspire the spirit of the samurai honor codex (bushido) in the troops, it was decided in 1934 to use a katana like look. The swords of the common soldier were factory-made and therefore of simple quality. In contrast, the swords of high-ranking officers were equipped with traditional blades inherited within their families. The colors of the sageo indicated the rank of the officer. In contrast to the katana, the gunto’s sageo was attached to the end of the handle. The John Lee gunto has the colors of a captain. - Sharp, hand-forged blade made of 1045 carbon steel (not stainless). - Shinogi zukuri style blade - Traditional wooden handle with inlay made of real ray skin and a butt cap. - Hineri maki style handle wrap made of brown cotton - Brown-painted wooden sheath - High quality, 2-color sageo. - Delivered in a beautiful collector’s box. - Made after historical examples. - Every original John Lee sword is delivered with a seal and a certificate. Blade length: 28.4’’ Overall length (without sheath): 40’’ Weight (without sheath): 2.5 lbs

€257.90*

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

€3.90*

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John Lee Crane Kashira and Fuchi
John Lee Fuchi & Kashira, Crane theme.

€11.90*

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Kamakura Tachi
The Kamakura period (1185-1333) was a crucial epoch in the history of Japan. It is characterized by the first military government (shogunate), which arosed by Minamoto no Yoritomo in 1192. The name of this era is derived from the former seat of government, which was in the city of Kamakura (about 50 km southwest of Tokyo). Together with armor (Yoroi) and Combat Knife (Tanto) the Tachi was usually worn on the battlefield. Unlike the katana, the tachi with its sword belt was fastened at belt with the Cutting edge worn down. The John Lee Kamakura Tachi is a deliberately simple design and thus differs from replicas from later periods, which were often richly decorated and were used only for ceremonial purposes. The hand-forged blade is made ​​from hardened carbon steel and sharp. The handle is traditionally wrapped with black silk, lined with genuine ray skin. The decorations (Tsuba, Menuki, Fuchi and Kashira) are typical for a tachi and are based on historical originals. The detailed baldric is made up of from high-quality leather inlays and a high-quality two colored cotton sageo. The sword comes with a printed cloth bag, collector box, stamp and certificate. Details: Blade length up to Tsuba: 76 cm Handle Length: 32.5 cm Overall length without scabbard: 109 cm ​​ Weight without scabbard: 1240 g

€191.90*

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John Lee Goemon Katana
Ishikawa Goemon (* 16th century; † August 10, 1594) is a Japanese folk hero. Like Robin Hood, he was said to have robbed the rich and given to the poor. Even today there are many myths and legends about him, such as the failed assassination attempt on Toyotomi Hideyoshi, after which he was convicted, and executed alive with other relatives boiling oil. Heroic he should have tried to save his son by keeping him out of the boiler. The John Lee Goemon Katana takes up this issue. The tsuba shows among others Goemon when he was executed by a wood engraving by Toyokuni Ichiyoai. Among other motives also his name can be found on the Fuchi in Japanese font. Special Features: • Sharp blade made of 9260 carbon spring steel (not stainless), suitable for cutting tests. • Blade in Unokubi-Zukuri style. • Hand-painted tsuba with classic woodcut designs. • Handle wrapping of brown suede lined with blackened ray skin. • Black high gloss lacquered sheath with borders from buffalo horn. • High-quality, two-color sageo. • Manufactured according to museum originals. • 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. 103 cm Blade length: approx. 74.5 cm Handle Length: approx. 29 cm Blade Material: 9260 carbon spring steel Handle Material: Suede wrapping lined with ray skin Weight (without sheath): approx. 1150 g

€359.00*

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

€33.90*

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John Lee Shirasaya Tanto
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. An extra large Tanto which is obviously longer than other models with its length of approx. 57 cm 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. 55 cm Blade length: approx. 34 cm Handle length: approx. 21 cm Blade Material: 1045 Carbon Steel Weight (without sheath): approx. 480 g

€109.00*

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Tombo Katana
The dragonfly (Japanese: “tombo”) was considered to be an honorable symbol of the samurai. It symbolized the courage of the warrior and the attitude to never give up. In Shintoism the insect represents the rice plant and is a harbinger of a profitable fall. The Japanese expressed their worship of this animal in numerous poems. This sword is a highlight in many aspects. Especially the themed decorations, the differentially heat-treated shobo zukuri style blade and the sheath with kozuka (a small utility knife) turn this sword into something special. - Sharp blade made of 1095 carbon steel - Shobo zukuri style blade (fluent transition to the tip) with a fuller (bo-hi) - Differential heat-treatment with clay cover, 60 HRC on the edge and 40 HRC on the back of the blade - Traditional hineri maki style handle wrap made of burgundy silk. - Black, mirror polished sheath (kuroro style) - Sheath with kozuka (small utility knife) - Delivered in a beautiful collector’s box. - Made after historical examples. Handle length: 11.8’’ Blade length: 26.8’’ Overall length (without sheath): 38.8’’ Weight (without sheath): 2.4 lbs

€539.00*

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John Lee Red Wood Iaito short
This is the John Lee Red Wood Iaito short 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. 101 cm Blade Length to Tsuba: approx. 70.5 cm Blade Material: 420 stainless steel Handle Length: approx. 30.5 cm Weight: approx. 1090 g

€169.00*

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Tsuru Katana
In Japan, the crane is a symbol of luck and longevity. According to old Japanese legend, those who fold 1000 origami cranes are granted a wish by the gods. Handle length 30.5 cm Blade length 72 cm Total length (without scabbard) 103 cm Weight (without sheath) 1000 g

€199.90*

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John Lee Hana Katana
The theme of this katana are flowers in the colors gold and silver. These floral decorative elements can be found on the sheath as well as on the ornate tsuba. The rest of the adornment also takes up this theme. Handle length 30.5 cm Blade length 72.5 cm Total length (without scabbard) 103 cm Weight (without scabbard) 1100 g

€329.00*

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John Lee Kappa Katana
Kappa (english "River Child") refers to a mythical creature of the Japanese mythology. It is a water goblin, who draws down people into waters and drowned them in depth when they come to close. According to legend, they should also have a weakness for cucumber. On its handcrafted decoration this exceptional katana shows a Kappa, and an unsuspecting hiker. Beneath the beautiful colors you should lay great stress upon the fuller, which begins about 10 cm above the tsuba. Sharp grounded Damascus blade made from 12 times folded 1045 carbon steel with more than 8,000 layers. Blade in Shinogi Zukuri style with distinctive fuller (Bo-Hi). Handle wrapping is made from red cotton in classic Hineri-Maki style. Black, high-gloss varnished sheath made of wood (Kuroro-style). 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. 102.5 cm Blade length: approx. 73 cm Handle length: approx. 29 cm Blade Material: 1045 Carbon Steel Weight (without sheath): approx. 1120 g

€349.00*

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Musashi Ichi Katana
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 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 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: 103,5 cm Blade´s curvature (sori): 18-20 mm Handle length: 31 cm Weight without scabbard: 1000 g Weight with scabbard: 1250 g The last product image is from H.D.Z.

€139.00*

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John Lee Katana Blade Practical
Hand-forged from 1095 carbon steel, differentiated hardened by clay coating, thus with real hamon line. The Rockwell hardness of the cutting edge is approx. 60° HRC and on back of the blade approx. 40° HRC. With brass habaki and unvarnished wooden sheath. Kurigata, Koiguchi and Kojiri are made of buffalo horn. Details: Blade length to Tsuba: approx. 72.5 cm Blade Material: 1095 Carbon Steel

€239.00*

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John Lee 47 Ronin Katana
At the beginning of the 18th century the Shogun charged the princes Kamei Korechika and Asano Naganori to arrange a welcome ceremony for the delegate of the emperor. Both were relaint on the corrupt ceremony master Kira Kozuke, who should brief them concerning the suavity. Certainly Kozuke expected generous gifts for this. In contrast to Kamei, Asano refused whereupon Kozuke briefed him eminently bad, berated and provoked him. After a while of endurance Asano boiled over and attacked him with a knife. Although he hurt him only a bit it was death for this crime and Asano committed the ritual suicide. Among Asano´s followers were 47 Samurai which were now Ronin (abandoned Samurai). Although all of them knew vendetta would denote the own death, they forged out a plan to kill the ceremony master. After months of prep they infiltrated his estate, executed him and severed his head. After they placed the head on Asanos grave they capitulated. Because of they avenged their master and had acted in code of Samurai honor the Shogun allowed the suicide by Seppoku and so they were not executed like usual criminals. This event is considered as signal example for the absolute faith and loyalty of the Samurai to their master. The John Lee 47 Ronin Katana should reflect the strength and faith of the Ronin. - Sharp, hand forged blade made of 9260 Carbon-springsteel (not stainless), adequate for cutting tests (approx. 55 HRC) - Blade in Shobu-Zukuri-Style - Handle made of wood with genuine ray skin inlay - Handle wrapping made of black leather with classic Hineri-Maki-Style - Black, mirror finish lacquered sheath made of wood (Kuroro-Style) with endings (Kojiri, Kurigata, Koiguchi) made of buffalo horn - Highclass, bicolor Sageo - Delivery in a pleasing collector´s box - Manufactured according to historical paragons Details: Overall Length (without sheath): approx. 105 cm Blade Length: approx. 72 cm Handle Length: approx. 32.5 cm Blade Material: 9260 Carbon-springsteel Handle Material: Wood with leather wrapping and ray skin inlay Weight (without sheath): approx. 1300 g

€349.00*

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Noh Katana
The tsuba of this katana features actors of the traditional Japanese Noh-theatre, which originates from the 13th century and is still today very popular. The Noh 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 red cotton. The tang is especially long and fixed with two bamboo pegs (mekugi). The scabbard (saya) is made of wood and has a red high gloss finish. 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: 100 cm Blade´s curvature (sori): 18-20 mm Thickness of the blade´s back: 5-6 mm Handle length: 26,5 cm Weight without scabbard: 1100 g Weight with scabbard: 1350

€187.90*

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Kujaku Katana
Kujaku is the Japanese word for peacock. It is a symbol of compassion and kind-heartedness and ensures good health.Blade in Shinogi Zukuri style with fuller (Bo-Hi), hand-forged from 1045 carbon steel. The blade is sharp grounded with incorporated hamon for a very authentic look. - Handle wrapping made from black cotton in classic Hineri Maki style. 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. Blade length: 73 cm Overall length (without sheath): 102 cm Weight (without sheath): 1060 g

€179.00*

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John Lee Practical Katana
The John Lee Practical katana made by Haller with the following special features: - Sharp blade made from hand-forged 1095 carbon steel (not stainless) - Differentiated hardened with clay coating, real hamon line - Suitable for cutting tests, 60 HRC on the blade, 40 HRC on the back - 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. 104.5 cm Blade Length to Tsuba: approx. 74.5 cm Blade Material: 1095 carbon steel Handle Length: approx. 30 cm Weight: approx. 1190 g

€279.00*

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Tsuba Musashi, with box
Musashi. The classic double ring form, made from steel.

€17.90*

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Golden Autumn Katana
With this katana the John Lee series presents their new premium model. The blade is made ​​of 12x (about 8,000 layers) folded carbon steel, differentiated hardened with clay coat 60 HRC at the blade and about 40 HRC at blade back. The blade is also build in Kobuse-Style * (hard jacket, soft core). The masterful work of the polisher brings Damascus structure and a temper line to reveal, underscored by a mirror polish on the back of the blade. All decorations (Tsuba, Menuki, Fuchi and Kashira) are handmade and set in a simple fall scene the beauty of the moment. This simple but elegant decorations are in the style of the Edo era (1603 - 1868). The handle is wrapped with black silk, lined with traditional paper triangles (Hishigami) and real ray skin. Two conical mekugi (bamboo sticks) connect the long-held tang and the sword handle. The black, high gloss lacquered scabbard features a worked into ray skin inlay. In addition to a high-quality sageo, the scabbard convinces with terminations (koiguchi, kurigata, Kojiri) from buffalo horn. Within the scope of supply are an attractive collector's box made ​​of wood, a printed cloth bag, seal and certificate. Details: Blade length up to Tsuba: 72.5 cm Handle Length: 29 cm Overall length without scabbard: 102.5 cm Weight without scabbard: 1290 g

€1,219.00*

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

€49.90*

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John Lee Kashira and Fuchi, plain
Imori Fuchi & Kashira, plain.

€11.90*

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Zaza Iaito Katana
Zaza is the Japanese word for bamboo. Because of his straight stature and his fresh, green color, it stands for growth and purity. In the Japanese culture it is also used as a symbol of good luck. The light and well balanced blade is hand-forged from 420 stainless steel and not sharpened. The handle is traditionally wrapped with black cotton, backed with genuine ray skin. The decoration of the sword (Tsuba, Fuchi, Kashira, Menuki) shows bamboo motifs. The black, high gloss lacquered scabbard is also decorated with golden bamboo leaves and wrapped with a two colored high-quality sageo. The terminations of the scabbard (koiguchi, kurigata, kojiri) are made ​​of fine buffalo horn. The sword comes with a printed cloth bag, collector box, stamp and certificate. Details: Blade length up to Tsuba: 72.2 cm Handle Length: 29.5 cm Overall length without scabbard: 102.5 cm Curve: 2 cm Weight without scabbard: 1080 g

€277.90*

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Ikusa Exhibition Fight Katana
The demand for exhibition fight convenient samurai swords is going up, so we are proud to present the first-generation exhibition fight swords of John Lee. The hand-forged blade is made of 9260 carbon spring steel. In addition to a rounded tip the massive blade features a strong 2mm thick edge. The extra long-held tang is especially fixed with 2 Bamboo sticks in the handle. The handle is wrapped with black cotton in traditional katate-maki-style (war wrapping) and lined with genuine ray skin. In scope of supply are a collectors box with cloth bag, seal and certificate. Class 2: These swords are for beginners and advanced users equally suitable. The swords of Class 2 feature a blade made ​​of high carbon steel. These blades changes their surfaces barely while hard contact. The pommels are riveted at the end of the tang. Details: Blade length up to Tsuba: 73 cm Handle Length: 30.5 cm Overall length without scabbard: 104 cm Blade back thickness: 12 mm Weight without scabbard: 1840g

€259.00*

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John Lee Kashira and Fuchi, flattened
John Lee Fuchi & Kashira, flattened.

€11.90*

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John Lee Aikuchi Tanto
The Aikuchi Tanto has a handforged blade made of carbon steel with a fine hamon and has been tempered traditionally. It is characteristic for this tanto, that it features no guard (tsuba). Remarkable is also the form of the blade Unokobi Zukuri, which partly has been used with naginatas (a Japanese pole weapon) as well. 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 one bamboo peg (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 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 guard: 32 cm Total length without scabbard: 50 cm Handle length: 17,5 cm Blade´s curvation: 9 mm Weight without scabbard: 500 g Weight with scabbard: 750 g

€109.00*

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John Lee Hannya Katana
The Hannya mask is originated from the Japanese Noh theatre, it is probably the most famous mask ever. It stands for the woman who has turned to a demon because of rage and jealousy. This is the John Lee Hannya katana made by Haller with the following special features: - Sharp blade made from hand-forged 1095 carbon steel (not stainless) - Differentiated hardened with clay coating, real hamon line - Suitable for cutting tests, 60 HRC on the blade, 40 HRC on the back - 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. 108 cm Blade Length to Tsuba: approx. 75 cm Blade Material: 1095 carbon steel Handle Length: approx. 32 cm Weight: approx. 1200 g

€459.90*

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