Samurai copper cutacha katana

length: 33 1/4"
blade: 28"
blade width: 3/4"
hilt length: 5 1/4"
weight: 2lb 10.0 oz

Now here's something you don't see every day - a copper bladed samurai cutacha. How do I know you don't see these everywhere you look? Because I have the only one. Here's the story - at TherionArms, we get a couple of emails per month from different sword manufacturers offering to make any replica swords we desire. Usually these notes are from India or Pakistan, and they're ignored. However, in mid 2003 a sword company in Taiwan wrote and told us that they could replicate historical swords. I replied and sent them pictures of a Spanish cutacha, a sidearm popular among the ruling Spanish overlords throughout central and south America in the late 1800's. What resulted was the sword you see above - a heavy cast bronze eagle hilt mated to a copper (yes, copper!) katana blade. It must be a copper alloy because it's actually quite solid and flexible. You have to admit you've never seen anything like it, and you could definetly be the first on your block to have one (since this is the only one ever made). The last two pictures show the Samurai copper cutacha next to the Spanish cutacha it was meant to replicate.