The original sword of this design was used by UESUGI family, which was one of the strongest feudal families during SENGOKU period (warring period). UESUGI KENSHIN was the most famous one within this family and he is known as a Dragon in ECHIGO, where he was born and raised (Yamagata prefecture, north of japan).
UESUGI KENSHIN is well-known for his clever war tactics and it is said that he almost won every single war in his life.
He called himself Bishamonten(Buddhist god of war) and his followers and others believed him to be a reincarnation of this God. He prioritized honor over his interest. One of the good examples is that he fought a war against TAKEDA SHINGEN(Kawanakajima battle) to get his friend’s land back.
He was really confident about his swordsmanship. That’s why this sword doesn’t have Tsuba(hand guard).
■Size : Approx. 78cm” blade, 30cm” Handle & Overall 108cm
■Weight: Approx. 1.2kg (1.5kg including package weight)
■The Material of the blade: Zinc Alloy
■Scabbard Material: Hard Wood Colored with purple
■Tang Material: replica ray skin(black) laced with emerald green fabric
■Tsuba(hand guard) : NO Tsuba
■Menuki(sword decoration inside the lacing) : Metal Alloy overlaid with silver
■Fuchigashira material(sword decoration at the bottom of the tang) : metal alloy(dragon decoration)
*The sword stand in the picture does not come with the sword.
Here is the list of countries where we have information that customers cannot import replica swords. * This list could change without our knowledge.
Russia, China (except Taiwan and Hong Kong), Korea, UK
We will not hold responsible if the sword you had purchased from us was seized by the custom under any circumstances.
Please make sure the country in which you live permits you to import replica swords before you make a purchase. On a further note, sometimes you will be required to obtain a document from your legal authority to receive the replica sword.
1、Although this is a replica sword, you could hurt people if used improperly.
2、You cannot disassemble or adjust this sword
If you like to make sure if we have stock of a sword you will order, please contact us first before you make a purchase.