MASSIVE 30-1/2" FULL TANG DOUBLE PEGGED ENGRAVED BLADE
1-1/2" DEEP SORI BLADE CURVATURE
FULLY HAND-FORGED - TRADITIONAL NIHONTO SMITHING METHODS
CLAY TEMPERED 1095 HIGH CARBON STEEL - DIFFERENTIALLY HARDENED BLADE
14” TSUKA HANDLE FOR IMPROVED POWER CUTTING, BALANCE & AGILITY
JET BLACK CUSTOM WEIGHT SAYA SCABBARD
ULTRA-SHARP BLADE w/ AUTHENTIC HAMON TEMPERLINES
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THE PYTHON Katana Sword is a Hard-Hitting "Deep Sori" Competition Grade Tameshigiri Sword. This manly cutter possesses a razor sharp Enhanced Cutting Edge Blade Geometry (ECE) specifically designed for the precision cutting of multiple Tatami Omote Mats or Goza.
The Custom Tsuba of the PYTHON is a thick, bold and rugged looking Gilded Hand-Guard with matching Koshirae Snake Fittings which perfectly compliments this state-of-the-art Ultra-Sharp blade in full tang, double pegged construction.
Beyond any doubt, the hand-painted heavy gauge Custom Saya in Ebony Jet Black Color and the Jet Black color matched tightly woven Silk Tsuka-ito Wrap over the underlying Jet Black Samegawa (real & fresh rayskin), all serve to raise this limited edition weapon into the World Class category, both in functionality and vicious appearance, while steadfastly holding true to ancient traditional values & characteristics.
This Battle-Ready Katana is a Visually Spectacular Sword that is a lethal as its deadly namesake.
Buy World Class Quality With Hazama Yakiba…
· 1095 High Carbon Steel 30.5" Katana Blade (measurement includes habaki)
14” Tsuka (sword handle) - Full Tang - Double Pegged
Tameshigiri Quality Blade w/ Python Snake Engraving
· Gilded Snake Tsuba Handguard w/ Fuchi, Menuki, Kashira Hardware Set
· 58 RC Hardness of Ha -- 45 RC Hardness of Shinogi-ji
· Real & Fresh Jet Black Samegawa (rayskin)·
· Jet Black Silk Tsuka-ito Handle Wrap in Traditional Diamond Pattern (tightly wrapped).
· ULTRA-SHARP Cutting Edge DEEP SORI Blade for Competition Quality Performances
· Custom Painted Jet Black Quality Saya Scabbard
· Deluxe Weight Sageo Ronin Knot Cord
· Assembled Length 46” (Sword Sheathed Within Saya Scabbard)
· This Katana Can Be Disassembled For Routine Sword Maintenance
Method of Payment is PayPal
Fast 2 - 3 Day Delivery To Continental 48 States Buyers ! Alaska & Hawaii 3 to 5 Days. Canadian shipments anticipate 10 to 14 Days depending on how fast or slow Canadian Custom's Inspectors process and release inbound shipments.
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PERSONAL MESSAGES FROM MY VALUED eBay CUSTOMERS
lord_lokdonin Good afternoon Haz, I just received the katana and I must say, I'm impressed. The fittings are nice and tight, it has a beautiful polish and it has a superb balance. It rivals my 2 Hanwei Katanas that cost me twice as much as this. I hope others will come to see the quality of the blades that you produce. Thank you for this beautiful piece and I hope we can do business again.
dhellen Hi Haz! I just got the Tiger's Claw. What an amazing blade! I knew this would be a wonderful sword, and the images on eBay don't do this masterpiece justice at all. I particularly like the tiger tsuba and the large sori! What an amazing sword. Thank you Haz for your unmatched service. I am very proud to own this sword. –Dustin
lite_element Hi Haz, I Picked up the Red Dragonfly sword last night after a long shift, looks fantastic! It truly is a remarkable sword. It has great weight, an incredible edge, and looks amazing! Thanks so much for your remarkable attention to detail, you made the purchase a very pleasant experience. With much appreciation, Thank you! Norm
ptm5150 Dear Haz, This has been such a wonderfully positive experience for me and I really don't know what to say, seriously I am speechless. I wish I could write one of those amazing statements that reflects the magnificence of the Tiger’s blade but it seems futile. It’s like trying to explain a work of art. Really I think the only way to understand how surreal this blade is, is to own one. The Tsuba, Tsuka, feel and look great, and the Hamon?! The Geometry?! I am just blown away! I just love it. The first cut with the Tiger Katana, well it was an amazing feeling ! As a musician/composer/theorist, I know little about harmony but I think you have achieved a marvelous balance between lethality and aesthetic beauty, AWESOME! Thank you again for your advice and words of encouragement, sir.
daniel18988 Hey Haz, I just opened the sword, it's beautiful, like a mirror, not a single scratch, flawless, fittings match very well to saya color, everything tight. The photos doesn't show how beautiful this sword is. Thank you for the Scorpion Katana !
otigger Dear Haz, Words can't describe the 'White Tiger Katana...wait...yes they can. How about exceptional, outstanding, magnificent; beautiful,and incredible? Haz, your level of service was fantastic. I mean, buy a sword on Saturday, get it on Monday? A transporter from Star Trek couldn't be faster! As for the sword itself, the craftsmanship is absolutely top shelf, and it's better than described. The photos were great, but when I actually held the katana, it became clear that this was one heck of great deal. From the blade to the hardware, this sword is fantabulous. My only regret is that I hadn't bought one of your pieces sooner. I have several swords in my growing collection, from inexpensive to high end, and the White Tiger stands on the top tier. I WILL be back for more. Thanks for everything! I salute you!
lsedar Hello Sir, The War Dao sword is great!!!! I do not have the words to tell you how happy with it I am. Thank you for everything.
cdetera A masterpiece. Sword rivals those you can get for more than twice its price!
wizard_wagner Absolutely spectacular! Truly the finest example of the katana.
kahless78 The sword arrived today. Well the sword is OUTSTANDING! Very nice hamon and the tsuka fits in my hands better than any production sword from Hanwei ! Hanwei’s tsukas don't look right nor do they feel right. The fittings on the Zen Master you sent to me are very nice, no rattles at all and I dissembled the sword twice just to check for rattles lol. I have been collecting sword for a long time Haz and I have been around swords most of my adult life. I can tell a crap sword from a good shinken! And a good shinken is exactly what you have given me! lol. Overall Haz. I am very proud to own, use and display this wonderful weapon! Thanks again.
discountmerchandise4less Hi Haz!!! Thanks very much I just received the sword and could not be more happy. It’s a beautiful weapon!!!.The Jade warrior has found the perfect home. Thanks for your communication and education about swords. I will stay in touch...your friend always Jeff.
alchemyuser1 First Class Swordsmith Who Creates Not Just A Sword But A Work Of Art. Ebay Best.
dmnknightomega6 Haz, I recieved the blade in exactly 2 days, but opened it this morning. This is truly a unique blade. I am really happy with the Hoko Oni katana and will continue looking into more purchases from you. My compliments to the Master! Jeff
brittaintrail Hazamayakiba's attention to detail has left me with a sword of staggering quality.
mcwec200 Dear Haz: The sword arrived today. That is some ridiculously fast shipping! When I saw the finish I was almost afraid to cut with it cause it so great, but I pushed passed my fear. This is one hell of a balanced blade. I was doing single cuts, double cuts, even triple cuts with ease on tatami mats. This thing cuts like a laser. I own several top end katanas but even my best doesn't have the level of individual detail and care the Fengdu Devil does. The weight and balance are phenomenal, I'm able to perform (toyama-ryu) kata faster and smoother than I ever thought possible. The ghost temperlines are truly amazing. The katate maki is well woven, and the fittings are very snug! I can’t seem to put this blade down...even as I’m typing this. The Fengdu Devil is a tool I will definitely be using for a long time to come regardless of rain, shine, or zombie apocalypse. Thank you Haz for such a unique, beautiful, and finely crafted sword.
kogintsune Haz, The Wooden Warrrior arrived today and it's great! I really like the depth of the sori and the saya is beautiful. All in all coupled with the Golden Scorpion I have completed my collection. Thanks!
xsf4ce Haz, finally I have the Koizumi Wakazashi in my hands. It was a pleasure to do business with you. I wish there were more space to describe the professional way you handle your business. I literally ran out of space and had to rewrite it a couple times and still did not do you justice. The blade is magnificent Haz, and all I can say is “WOW” the polish is phenomenal. It truly has a beautiful hamon. You are the man, or should I say you are the Sword Man! You are going in my list or favorite sellers because I own a lot of swords, some really expensive and some not so expensive, but your sword compares in quality to some that cost three times as much. Thanks again. Craig.
zephorse23adam Geez Haz this sword is unbelievable and its so perfect its part of me now. Omg I can't describe how beautiful this sword is. I am in awww of this sword, its flawless, and the balance is perfect. It’s all I could ever dream for in a sword. You’re a one of a kind Swordmaster Haz, and you found the sword that fits me to perfection. This is the most flawless sword I have ever seen and just holding it I find perfection in its balance. It is without a doubt the perfect sword for me. I cut through a 2 liter bottle like it was made out of butter, 2 perfect 45 degree cuts with the same bottle! You are no doubt a master and I bow to you and you craft. Adam the Z-man!
unclepeppers Haz, this blade is uncanny! I knew all along it would be phenomenal, but it was something that needed to be experienced in order to fully appreciate, as the description and photos couldn't possibly do it justice. I left feedback for you that said Flawless! Beautiful! Unquestionably the PINNACLE of my collection. I must say the remarkable artisanship is evident to anyone, and the excellent manner in which you helped me select this perfect blade places you on an entirely different level. I cannot thank you enough for introducing this exquisite Tiger’s Claw Katana into my collection, where it is CLEARLY the defining piece. I am proud to have this and honored by the kindness and courtesy you have extended to me throughout the process.
bcdjad1 Dear Haz, Wow what a fantastic sword. The craftsmanship is beyond my wildest expectations. The balance of the sword is pure poetry. The finish of the blade is what you would expect on a sword costing three times the price. I will be buying another katana from you very soon. Thanks for super fast shipping and being so honest in your description of the Black Obake. I'd be proud to let anyone know of your professionalism and quality of your swords. Thank you again Haz for the best sword I've ever owned. You certainly know high quality.
todaru123 Haz, Sword has arrived today and let me tell you, I'm positively gobsmacked!!! Not only does it look great, it is also feels beautifully balanced in the hand while the blade work is something to behold. It's almost too nice to use Haz!!! Also, let me take this opportunity to thank you for all your help along the way and the incredibly quick dispatch. I've no doubt that once my mates see what a great sword you sent me, you'll have some more orders flooding in from Australia. Cheers mate, and thanks again. Your new found cousin down under – Rob
jjninja10 I just got the Scorpion katana Haz and I am really impressed with its mirror finish. This katana is as breathtaking as it is sharp. It cuts so smoothly! Keep up the good work Haz and thanks.
richarda4459 Haz, There was not enough room in the comment section in eBay for me to express my pleasure upon picking up my RED OBAKE katana for the first time. The balance, quality and strength it possesses is evident. The care in construction is most impressive. How this can be done at such reasonable prices I can't imagine. GOOD JOB! and thanks, Richard.
maslesher252 The Tiger's Claw is now the finest sword I own!! Truely wonderful craftmanship and customer service!
mojojogre Haz – The Sori Master arrived today. Its beautiful excellent balance feels almost weightless. Nice fittings, tight tsuka, beautiful REAL Hamon and ONE MEAN 1 inch sori!! In an age where everything is mass produced as fast and cheap as possible, it's great to see a true craftsman like yourself who puts so much into his work. I will definitely purchase from you again and I am honored to own this sword. Thank you.
ric0chett Dear Sir, I received the Katana on Monday as you predicted. That was fast! As for the sword, it arrived in perfect condition. I want to thank you Haz for all your help with our deal and for sending me a flawless Katana. All fitted parts are a solid 10. I couldn't be happier Haz. I will be watching your future offerings to eBay. Richard
rizzle_dizzle79 OMG Haz! Your Preying Mantis katana is the most beautiful sword I’ve ever owned. I still can’t believe how sharp it is. The sword is exactly like you said it would be. It makes my other swords look like play toys. I never thought I’d get such a great sword deal on eBay but you came through big time for me Haz. BTW, you should charge more money for your swords, they’re worth it. LOL Thanks again.
alchemyuser1 80 characters wasn’t enough to describe what I needed to say about the Sori Master. The katana is just amazing, lightweight with the well balanced and true aesthetics of a katana. The saya is magnificent as well. All of the sword furniture is beautiful and gives the sword its own unique soul. A truly elegant sword. I am simply amazed at the skill of craftsmanship. I appreciate the flight case and the sword bag and I send you and your sensei a thousand thanks.
420lukas Haz Haz Haz, the Black Demon Monkey Katana is SMOKIN HOT! I just can't get over how light it feels! Its balance and beauty are equally matched. I shouldn't be all that surprised though since the Black Ninja Dragon was mind blowing too for the price I paid. Once again Haz you have delivered more than expected. The Demon is now top dog in my collection!
brittaintrail Haz, the Warrior’s Ruby, its fabulous! The polish is pristine. Haz, your eye for absolute perfection has rendered easily the most majestic sword in my extensive collection. Upon unsheathing the blade I was met with a stunning hamon that danced with elan for the distance of the exquisitely... no faultlessly polished length of the blade." ~ Brit
cdetera Haz, I am really impressed with the Black Dragon Ninja-to. From the Kashira to Kissaki and from Mune to Ha it is no less than perfect. The Tsuba is definitely better looking than in the pictures and the ito is tightly wrapped over the black Same. As far as the Saya is concerned, the Sageo is tightly and cleanly wrapped on both sides nice Kurikata. The Saya is a true match for the sword. It fits perfectly - not too tight and not to loose and definitely there’s not a single scratch around the Habaki. The Black Dragon Ninja-to blade’s Ha is surgical. Hamon is gorgeous. Bohi is perfect. Polish is flawless. As for its performance, well it is my fastest drawing sword. For now I just want to admire its beauty. This is one that I can be proud of handing down to my future kids. :) Again, my deepest gratitude for such a masterpiece - a work of art, a “true masterpiece” that rivals those you can get for more than twice its price! Thanks!
jpou2666 I purchased this beauty, the Dragon Blade Sword Project, and I must say it’s almost like getting to have a mistress and be married at the same time! This blade is gorgeous! This is a blade worth the accolades Haz! I am half tempted to slap my makeshift test cutting handle on it just to do some tatame omote now! I look forward to future offerings you produce, and believe that anyone who buys from you will get their money's worth and then some! I hope to do the blade-smithing justice with the furnishings! Thanks, Haz! Peace.
102075joshua Hey Haz, I just got the “Black Dragon Ninja-To”. Pretty cool man ! Your Ninja-To is a very fast moving sword Haz. I really like it and the Tsuka is impeccable. Let me know when you get in the Tantos. Joshua
ninja1dawg HAZ! The Warriors Ruby just came and oh my god it feels like Christmas morning. When I took the sword out of the box, the first words that came to my mind were "Perfect, Beautiful, and worth it." Everything about it is top quality and solid. It's the most beautiful thing in my house now. I don’t know what possibly could be better about this sword. It’s so natural and in harmony with the rest of the hardware. I wish i could tell more people about your swords. It is indeed handsome. How black the tsuka ito is with the red rayskin underneath is like a Black Widow Spider, and the golden menuki adds so much brilliance. I love it ! I studied the blade for half an hour straight unable to look away and I don’t think I'll be letting it out of my sight for awhile. Thank you so much Haz and know that I'll still be watching your store like a hawk.
420lukas At long last I have finally taken possession of probably the best sword in my collection. Everything on it has met my expectations or exceeded them. Thanks. Luka
doctah_b The Black Shadow Ghost Katana came in yesterday Haz...everything was better than I expected it to be! The sword is flawless. Thank you for your business. I look forward to doing more!
rhyshalfelven Haz, I just wanted to thank you for the beautiful sword and all the extras you sent me.
I did get the sword on Thursday 01/29 and I have to say it blew my expectations away. Once again thank you for the great sword and the extra Mt. Fuji Tsuba which is spectacular. Your dedication to quality products and exceptional service is a rare thing to find and I hope your business continues to grow because of it. Ryan
elliyacht What a wonderful sword! I have intention of displaying this front and center with other Japanese Samurai craft I have acquired over the years! I look forward to trying out its cutting capability. Thank you so much for the bottle of oil and samegawa! Your honesty and forthrightness will not go unnoticed in life. I commend you on your craft! - Brian, overly satisfied customer!
dus10remi I just got the sword today and what can I say.... I'm speechless! This is by far the best sword I've ever owned. I still can’t get over how spectacular the Hamon on the blade is, and the all together fit and feel of the sword is perfect. The weight and balance is far better than anything I ever expected and the quality of the craftsmanship makes it “an original piece of art”. As great as this sword is, nothing can match the care and consideration you put into the transaction to make everything a smooth and helpful purchase. Thanks for going out your way to find a sword box for me and the extra tsuba and big bottle of Ninhonto Choji oil where so much more than I expected. You truly give a new meaning to customer service. I look forward to doing business with you again and I'm patiently waiting for your new swords to come. Thanks again for everything........ Did I mention this sword is very f***ing sharp... Awesome sword!!!! Looks and feels perfect. Thanks again Haz, for a great sword and a wonderful transaction. Dustin
aripkowski The sword is all that I expected. I will enjoy it and I thank you for it. Finally, thanks again for the wonderful product!
nasdaqman13 HEY! I got the sword today and WOW ! I am very pleased with it. Your customer service and expertise was wonderful. The Hamon is FABULOUS, completely authentic and easy to see. The Blade is SUPER, no dings or scratches whatsoever and the curve is IMPRESSIVE. The fit is a 10 and so are the fittings. But what surprised me among all these great qualities is the weight. It seems to weigh near 2.5 LBS and IT HANDLES LIKE I WAS BORN WITH IT ! Anyway, I am very happy with the sword and the saya too. The wrapping is EXCELLENT and the tsuba is an eye catcher as well. I am happy this worked out Haz and I am sure I will get another one. Can’t say when though, I am “EYEBALLING” the Death Frenzy and of course the Emerald Warrior katanas still. THX HAZ ! Randy
james_xpress Hi Haz, I received my new Katana this morning left you really good feedback, very happy with your service and the katana was better then expected for price paid, nice blade very sharp and the fittings and finish are nice and tight, I also received your letter thank you, If you need any referrals from Australia, I would be happy to be one as your service is second to none, My shihan was impressed with my new Katana, I'm sure we will be doing business again very soon. Thank you for looking after me. Kind Regards, James
spearman8y75 Dear Haz, WOW! I am delighted with this sword. My primary hope was sharp and it is pleasingly so. It has a wonderful overall balance. I had thought by the photos that the Tsuba was a tad garish but in person due to it's black highlights it seems perfect and in harmony. The Hamon shows up much more distinct than the photos and the slightly longer Kissaki is very pleasing. The katanas available locally and at the Gun and Knife show here are pure flea market junk. I have collected knives and various edged things for the last 25 years. Buy, sell ,trade and keep the favorites. I have very little expertise in Japanese swords but have handled enough fine edged items to know the sword you sold to me is a "goodun". Your “Black Obake Katana” is poetry in steel. Thank You My Friend for this Beautiful sword ! Don
102075joshua Haz, Thank you for your time and service. This is a good Shinken. I had some time to look closer at the Katana I received from you and it is indeed very nice no bumps or anything in fact the blade has cleaner lines than the L6 “Oni” that I paid over a grand for. It has a robust hamon and is very sharp. The polish is nice and geometry seems traditional. I have bought many Katana this year. Yours will take its place in my collection while defining its own beauty among others. I am grateful. Once again I thank you sir. Take care, Joshua.
andyman383 Hey Haz, The two “Twin” katanas you sent me exceeded my wildest expectations. They are so great I’m wondering, “Is it legal to Marry a sword?” Ha Ha Ha I look at the twin katanas everyday, Rachel and Linda. I knew I had to name them. Thanks again.
conran777 Got it Haz!!! Great sword. I REALLY love the spare Tsuba that you sent. Thank you. I am very pleased to see the depth of the hamon on the kissaki. This was a very pleasant experience, and you went out of your way to see that it was. I thank you for that. Take it easy Haz and hope to do more business with you soon.
v.robertsiii Hello Mr. Yakiba, Warriors Ruby Katana arrived today around 1530hrs in great condition. I currently have it out acclimatizing to the weather-its 28 outside and its drawing moisture trying to warm up. I am extremely well pleased with the sword and look forward to more of your one-of customs in the near future. Thanks V.R.
rhyshalfelven Haz, I just wanted to thank you for the great items. I received them on Monday, was really surprised they got here so quick with the holiday. With this kind of service you will have a great business on ebay. I left you positive feedback and 5 stars. I wish every eBay transaction was as great as this one. Once again thank you for the great items and the gifts, have a happy holiday season.
darthxerxes Arigato gozaimashita!!! My beautiful tanto has arrived safely! Thank you for your thoughtful assistance. It has been a pleasure doing business with you. All the best to you in 2009! Devin
okiaka740 Haz, I just received the package. I wasn't expecting so many extras. The blade is beautiful ! I'm sure my son will be pleased with the end result. Again thank you so much. You have been more than kind. Eric
necxtus Hi Haz! It was an honor to meet you. Your passion for this art and knowledge makes me sure I would like to buy from you again. And I really hope I can use you further to gain more knowledge myself. Just the fact that after meeting you and admiring the sword I bought on Ebay I immediately bought another one says everything. And thank you so much for the extra tsuba,that is just something you don't expect from a seller today. Fantastic person, fantastic product, best ever service and communication. All the best, Ronny
emeraldikk Hello Haz :) I got everything on time like you promised me. Thank you very much, everything perfect!!!!!!!
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