This is a super cool kogatana that is handmade and forged by forging iron and steel using traditional techniques.
The blade part is the head of a crane, and the handle part is the image of a turtle. This product is a traditional craft. High carbon steel "Aogami Super
" is used for the steel. Ultra-soft iron is used for the cladding. It comes in a nice wooden gift box.
Tsuru-Kame is a work of Kohsetsu Nagaike who is certified by Japanese Government as one of the traditional craftsmen.
Tsuru means crane and Kame means turtle. It is said from ancient in Japan that cranes live for 1,000 years and turtles live for 10,000 years, and the pair stands for a symbol of long life. He has created this idea in this Kogatana. As you see, the knife part shows a crane and the grip part shows a turtle.