Japanese katana with ornate and impressive elephant ivory mounts The edo period katana set in elaborately carved ivory handle showing buddhist figures among swirling clouds and scrollwork, with partial openwork ivory tsuba; the scabbard similarly carved and with two ring handles. overall length: 46 inches
Have you ever seen real samurai swords? They are reallly really cool and beautiful! Katana or nihonto (Japanese name of samurai sword), is known throughout the world for its beauty and sharpness. You can see the artistically decorated scabbard, and also the wave pattern of the blade called hamon, which are the characteristics of katana.