The vibrant colors of flowers call our attention to
them many times without fail. In spring when the snow has melted who among us
can behold the beauty of the first blossoms and not smile? Children will pick
flowers for their mothers, fathers will put flowers in the hair of their
daughters, and young men will often take the risk of gifting a flower to a
young woman who has caught their eye and captivated their heart.
It is amazing that so simple a thing could attract such
attention. After all, a flower does not try to be beautiful. It simply is by
nature of existing. In much the same way, true Samurai were said to be the way
they were without effort. While there were many who lived and died as members
of the Samurai class, what many might refer to as true Samurai possessed a natural charisma, just like a flower. In
fact, flower arranging was a practice learned by many Samurai, particularly
after the establishment of the Tokugawa Shogunate when Samurai found themselves
living in a time of newfound peace. The Samurai found new devotion to practices
of culture and philosophy to help occupy their time and allow them to still be
of service and value when their swords did not need to be drawn.
These were the Samurai of virtue, those who remembered
that the word Samurai means, “One who serves.” There are many stories of
Samurai who abused the power that came with their status without taking their
roles seriously, but again, there are those legendary names that will never
lose their luster.
Among the world of flowers, the rose is one which, in
the western world, is written about quite frequently. It is like a queen among
flowers, a symbol used for hundreds of years to represent the very pinnacle of
beauty. In Japan, as well, the rose is a beautiful flower used frequently in
Every rose has thorns, this is simply a fact. However,
the rose of the Musashi Sword Line is, aptly named, the Musashi Rose Blossom
Katana Sword. When looking at the subtle beauty of a traditional style katana
without elaborate and intricate ornamentation, a collector is not left wanting.
While such lavish ornamentation can be appreciated and applauded, there are
some swords that do not fail in their beauty and by nature of existing, they
The Musashi Rose Blossom Katana sword is hand forged
and fully functional, perhaps making this rose almost all thorn while still
retaining the beauty of a petal. The gold plated copper tsuba artwork, for which most katana models are named, depicts rose
blossoms on a vine. The dark blue saya
is well lacquered and works well with the copper and brass furnishings to add
to the overall subtle aesthetic appeal to this sword.
For more information on the Musashi Rose Blossom Katana
sword, visit SamuraiSupply.com or read the SamuraiSupply.com Sword Articles.
Musashi Swords are a wonderful addition to anyone’s collection, combining
functionality and authentic sword making styles with economical pricing to
bring customers a blade they can appreciate without breaking the bank. If you
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