I was hoping the price for the Katana would be close to $7-800, too rich for my blood
Believe me, there is enough workmanship and silver in these blades and scabbard that the price Auntie is selling this one for is still a helluva discount.
Retail on these actually should be closer to $1500-$1800.
I'm confused, but that's normal, so says the wife.
The Lok Cherokee Rose is still available, that's all that matters.
Beautiful sno! That rig there looks like it ought to have a rocket pack strapped to it or something? You do have two right? Thats one bad arse pair of skates there!no questions about the craftsmanship of this Katana or the value or the Auntie's pricing. I was thinking "loud" that if it was close to $800, i will send Auntie an ems.
While I can certainly admire the workmanship that went into the katana and sheath, to me it just seems somehow "wrong" for the kamis to be making a copy of such a traditional japanese blade - I'm sure some folks might really want one, but it's just not my thing. And I also don't really like the design of the Cherokee Rose - to me, it looks like a prop from a pirate movie. I do love the more traditional designs, but I'll pass on these.
I call a lot of the swords that come through heirlooms, and they are. But this...this is a masterpiece. It's a work of art to be handed down from father to son to daughter to son to son and so on. Silently hung over a fireplace or on proud display on a thoughtful den's wall. Quietly violent. Stoically resilient. Every watchful, ever ready. A beautiful handshake between art and war and soul.
From it's name, I assumed that the Cherokee Rose was another one that was designed by Yvsa?