Handmade Odachi / Giant Samurai Sword - Exclusive, Hand Forged Black Damascus Steel; Genuine Ray Skin; Dragon Tsuba - Functional, Full Tang, Battle Ready - 60. One of the most powerful, awe-inspiring swords in traditional Japanese swordcraftShinwa style. Colossal full-tang 36 Damascus steel blade - expertly hand forged by seasoned swordsmiths using proven, centuries-old techniques. Blade boasts more than 2,000 distinct layers of high carbon steel - a giant sea of contrasting lines, waves, ripples, swirls and other spellbinding patterning.Elongated tsuka for two-handed grip; wrapped in delicately textured genuine ray skin same and braided ito; traditional wooden mekugi, brass menuki. Elegant, exquisitely detailed tsuba depicts vibrantly detailed dragon relief; bathed in rich, warm patina for antiqued look. Hand lacquered wooden saya protects blade while adding classic style to this spectacular ensemble; embellished with traditional sageo. Overall length: 60 - even the legendary katana can only tremble in Colossus Yorus massive shadow. Not all big, bad monsters are the stuff of legend, but this legend is a big, bad monster. Like some terrible mythical beast, Shinwas Colossus Yoru Odachi is enormous, powerful and downright frightening. At a monumental 60" long overall, with a fully functional, razor sharp 36" blade, this imposing two-handed samurai sword packs awesome might, savage bite and untamable brutality on par with the biggest, baddest, most terrifyingly oversized beasts of lore. But unlike the Titans, Cyclops, Goliath, the Nephilim or any other giant(s) of legend, the monstrous Colossus Yoru is real. And reality can be far scarier than fiction especially when youre on the receiving end of this potent Shinwa odachi. Would you like to supersize that? Odachi swordsmiths always answer, yes.
One of the largest sword types in Japans long, storied history of innovative swordcraft, the odachi represents the legendary capability of the katana multiplied two- and even threefold. Its so hefty, in fact, it must be wielded with two hands to maintain sufficient control - especially important when brandishing a weapon of this intensity and magnitude. History is full of mammoth two-handers the Chinese Miao Dao, the Spanish Espada Bastarda, the Scottish Claymore and many others; but none can match the odachis awe-inspiring ferocity and formidable cutting clout.
Shinwas Colossus Yoru is no exception; it even dominates other odachi, outperforming many of the worlds most expensive custom examples. And like all Shinwa swords, the Colossus Yoru is every bit as much a beauty as it is a beast. Monstrous power and size, refined style and grace. A hulking brute adorned in the trappings of royalty, the Colossus Yoru dons all the aesthetic hallmarks that make traditional Japanese cutlery so visually appealing, plus plenty of smart contemporary updates and chic original appointments that epitomize Shinwas knack for combining the best of old and new, fusing tradition with innovation.
Delicately textured genuine ray skin same and braided ito cloak the tsuka, which is gracefully elongated to accommodate two hands, boosting leverage, improving control and counterbalancing the hefty blade for an ideal center of gravity. Flawlessly cast, the tsuba bears an intricate, exquisitely detailed dragon motif and is bathed in a rich, warm patina for a charmingly antiqued look.
An incredible 2,000 layers on 36 of black Damascus steel; only one sword can claim it. And while most Japanese swords style and allure is concentrated at the tsuka, rarely extending onto the unexciting, largely utilitarian blade; the Colossus blade is teeming with visual splendor a breathtaking wonder in its own right. Hand forged from black Damascus steel, the bewitching super-sized tanto blade is a tumultuous sea of contrasting lines, waves, swirls and other mesmerizing patterns. Each line is a distinct variety of steel, hammer welded and hand folded repeatedly to yield the more than 2,000 layers in each Colossus Yoru blade. The unique metalsmithing techniques roots stretch back to the Middle Ages, and today its still painstakingly performed by seasoned hands no automation, no mechanization.
Hand forging this huge blade is massive undertaking. To make each Colussus Yoru blade, a Shinwa master swordsmith fires a stack of steel blanks - each piece a different alloy - in a white-hot forge until the metal glows red hot. He then removes the stack and hammers it until its around half as thick as the original. Then he folds the metal onto itself lengthwise and hammers each half together.The process is meticulously repeated hundreds of times in some cases until the desired layering effect is achieved, at which point a final quenching strengthens the resulting blade blank and an acid etching highlights vivid contrasts in the layers. And the slow, laborious process itself it just the beginning! In order to achieve sufficiently dramatic contrasts, Shinwas master smiths must expertly select an appropriate combination of steel alloys of varying color, luminescence and other visual qualities. For the sake of strength, resilience and countless additional blade factors, the smiths must also must consider each alloys distinct melting point, proper stacking order, forge temperature and myriad other variables. Simply put, an unbelievable quantity of blood, sweat and tears goes into every Colossus Yoru blade. As if that werent enough, Shinwa adds its own innovative modern twist to the Colossus Yoru blade - an exclusive, closely guarded secret process that imparts its distinctive shadowy hue; putting the black in black Damascus, so to speak.
Rich amber lines swirl over a deep black void like trails of blood flowing down a blackwater river. And of all the worlds swords, Shinwas Colossus Yoru which translates from Japanese to Colossus of the Night - is one of a relative few to feature it. Furthermore, like a steel snowflake or fingerprint, the patterning on no two Yoru blades is exactly alike.Awe-inspiring Colossus of the Night demands the spotlight. From beauty to power to originality, everything comes bigger on the Colossus Yoru. This large-and-in-charge odachi casts a far-reaching shadow that obscures other swords, making them seem comparatively dim and lifeless. Even far more expensive custom odachi tremble in the shadow of Shinwas black Damascus Colossus of the Night. Upon wielding it for the first time - experiencing the raw, unbridled energy and might it conveys with every swing youll never want to put it down. But much as you may want to, you cant clutch it 24/7; thankfully, the Colossu Yoru is perfect for display. The elegant yet in-your-face odachi demands attention and admiration, especially when mounted on a wall or perched atop a handsome sword stand. And, of this, you can be sure: what the mighty Colossus Yoru demands, the mighty Colossus Yoru gets.
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