The ginkgo leaf's symbolism for longevity is as ancient as the tree itself, echoing nature's duality. Our Autumn Leaf Katana embodies these contrasting metaphors of endurance and finality in its motif.
The blackened, moon-shaped stainless steel tsuba highlights falling ginkgo leaves against the moon's backdrop, while grasshopper and bell cricket menuki—both good fortune symbols in Japanese culture—create a harmonious scene. The 5160 carbon steel blade boasts a 1 ½" kissaki (point), designed for rigorous cutting without chipping on soft and semi-hard targets.
The tan tsuka-ito (handle wrap) contrasts beautifully with the blackened fuchi and fuchi-kashira on the handle, secured by double mekugi (bamboo pins). The brown textured lacquered saya (scabbard) is adorned with a buffalo horn-rimmed koiguchi (scabbard mouth) and kurikata (knob), elegantly completed by a black sageo (cord).
The Autumn Leaf Katana represents an enduring motif of balance and transition.
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