Hosokawa Katsumoto (* 1430; † 1473) was a famous governor of the shogun in 15th century and a key figure in Onin war of Japan. Leading 80.000 soldiers he was fighting his father in law in Kyoto, which was the capital city at the time. After 10 years of war neither of them could claim the victory.
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.
Handle-wrap is in Katate Maki-Style (War-wrap) made of black cotton, under which real blackened ray skin is underlaid. Two dowels (Mekugi) fix the blade in the grip. The Imori Katana will be delivered in a wooden box with a sword stand.
Blade Material: 1095 Carbon Steel
Handle Material: Wood / Ray Skin / Cotton
Handle Length: 32 cm
Blade Length: 78 cm
Overall Length (without sheath): 111 cm
Weight (without sheath): 1200 g