If you’re a fan of the Japanese animation Bleach you’re familiar with the “Zangetsu” name. We found a modern-day blacksmith (Filipino) on Multiply and he’s selling several traditional and commercial katanas. The “Zangetsu” model I shared above is obviously for the younger market. Don’t worry though since the blade is not sharpened since he purposely made it to be for display or cosplay only. Here are the specs:
Blade Material: Semi-black coated 1050 carbon steel (mono-steel)
Overall Length: 31.5 inches
Blade Length: 29 inches
Tsuka: 12.5 inches wood wrapped in white cloth
Fuchi / Kashira: Zinc alloy
Mekugi: 1 bamboo peg
Saya: 29.5 inches leather
Nakago: Full tang
How much? P3,000. If you want to order one, check out the multiply site.
By the way, to those who want more serious swords he’s also selling hand forged traditional katanas. Some of his items sell for as high as P38,000.