The macaque (Japanese snow monkeys) known survival requires communal support. The Winter Sun Katana at Sword N Armory mirrors the cold reality of the darkest days of the year on the tsuba (guard) and menuki. The blackened tsuba, fuchi, tsuka-ito and fuchi-kashira contrast the real white same handle and the black textured lacquered saya.
The through-disposition and sharpened blade of the Winter Sun is forged from 5160 high carbon steel. The thick-spined blade accompanied by an extended, wedge-shaped cutting plane, is intended to, in an unwavering manner, cut soft and semi-hard targets in substantial cutting sessions without suffering chipping or edge deformation.
The blackened tsuba has two snowflakes on a single side; its inverse has a pair of Japanese Macaque Snow Monkeys. The fuchi and kashira fittings are of blackened metal, and the habaki and seppa have a silvered finish. The wooden tsuka grip is overlaid with rayskin and wrapped with a black tsuka ito cord. The silvered wintry snowflake menuki are fitted beneath the raykin.
This sword comes with a protective cloth sword bag.
With its heavily-build blade geometry of through-hardened 5160 high carbon steel, this sword is contrived to not simply be a themed display katana, but a reliable, and forgiving cutting one that resists both edge-chipping and taking a bend when used in extended cutting practice against true targets.