The blade has arched shape which is reproducing the element of the traditional Japanese swords Katana. Also forged and sharpened carefully by skillful craftsmen. On the blade engraved HAIKU(Japanese seventeen-syllable poem) is "Miru hito ni, mono no aware wo shirasureba, tsuki ya konoyo no kagami naruramu". To let people who see the moon know "Mono no aware (the sadness or pathos of things)", the moon might exist as a mirror of this world.
This item is a special custom order and is a pre-order purchase. The knife, handle and saya are hand-crafted in Japan and may take 1-3 months to fulfill depending on the workload of the master craftsman and due to international shipping. It should be noted that custom orders require payment in advance and are non-refundable once the order is placed.
*Product images are as reference. Color, pattern and size may differ since each products are handmade by the master craftsmen.
Ideal for: Slicing
Useful on food types: Medium to large proteins
While on the internet I came across a photo of this beautiful Katana looking knife - reached out to Hasu Seizo to purchase it - it was available in a 390mm length - it was long a length for me - asked Midori and Ryan of Hasu Seizo if they would consider making me a shorter blade version - they reached out to the blacksmith and handle and saya artists who agreed to my request - this knife is my most prized of my 11 knife collect - simply beautiful