Tora no Tsume Katana Sword (虎の爪) – Tiger’s Claw


Discover the Tora no Tsume (虎の爪) katana sword meaning “Tiger’s Claw“, a work of art hand-forged from T10 steel with a real clay chôji hamon. This katana is characterized by its hammered brass guard adorned with a mitsu tomoe symbol and its handle in real black ray skin with brown Ito. A unique item for authentic katana aficionados.

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Tora No Tsume Katana Sword (虎の爪) - Tiger's Claw
Tora no Tsume Katana Sword (虎の爪) - Tiger's Claw £290.00
Katana Stand
1 × Katana Stand
Yellow Silk Bag
1 × Silk bag
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Tora no Tsume Katana Sword (虎の爪) specifications

  • Hand-forged by our master swordsmiths.
  • Blade: T10 steel, sharpened or unsharpened on request, full tang.
  • Hamon (刃文): Chôji real clay hamon.
  • Saya (鞘): black-grained wood scabbard.
  • Sageo (下げ緒): white and black, in polyester and silk.
  • Tsuka (柄): real black ray skin.
  • Tsuka-ITO (柄糸): brown, diamond-shaped braiding above the handle.
  • Menuki (目貫): three gilded buttons representing a mitsu tomoe.
  • Tsuba (鍔): rounded cross shape, made of hammered brass with a mitsu tomoe symbol.
  • Fuchi (縁): hammered brass.
  • Kashira (頭): hammered brass.
  • Habaki (鎺): engraved brass with black hallmark.


  • Blade length: 72 cm
  • Overall length including handle: 102 cm
  • Length with scabbard: 105 cm
  • Handle length: 27 cm
  • Blade thickness: 0.7 cm
  • Blade width: 3.2 cm
  • Weight: 1.4 kg
  • Package weight: 2 kg


  • Katana stand: Not included
  • Scabbard: Included

Tora no Tsume Katana Sword: design and finishes

The Tora no Tsume katana sword also known as Tiger’s Claw, is characterized by its refinement and meticulously designed details. The T10 steel blade features a genuine Choji (cabbage leaf) clay hamon pattern, highly appreciated in feudal Japan. The black-grained wood scabbard contrasts elegantly with the black and white Sageo. The handle or Tsuka, made of genuine black ray skin, is wrapped in brown Tsuka-ITO woven in a diamond pattern. The gilded menuki depicts a mitsu tomoe, reinforcing the sword’s authenticity and elegance. The rounded cross-shaped hammered brass guard features a mitsu tomoe symbol. The Fuchi and Kashira, also in hammered brass, and the Habaki in engraved brass with black hallmarks, complete this masterpiece. Tora no Tsume, with its patterns and finishes, embodies the power and grace of the tiger, a weapon both fearsome and splendid.

Additional information

Blade Material: No selection

T10 Steel

Scabbard (Saya 鞘): No selection

Grainy black lacquered hardwood

Handle (Tsuka 柄): No selection

Wood and Real Black Stingray Skin

Tsuka-ITO (柄糸): No selection

Brown diamond braid

Guard (Tsuba 鍔): No selection

Rounded hammered brass cross with mitsu tomoe symbol

Habaki (鎺): No selection

Engraved brass with black hallmark

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Overall length including handle (cm): No selection


Length with scabbard (cm): No selection


Handle length (cm): No selection


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