Sometimes bills need to be sliced, not just opened. That\u2019s when you need a Japanese Katana Letter Opener. Make by Nikken, these letter openers are styled after the swords used in the Sengoku period of Japan\u2019s history. Each is carefully handcrafted by artisans to ensure sharpness and functionality. The letter openers come in three styles. The first is a katana inspired by those used by Edo era shogunate police and military forces led by Hijikata Toshizou. Toshizou\u2019s favorite sword, \u201cIzumi no Kami Kenesada\u201d, is kept in the Hijikata Toshizou Museum in Tokyo, but this mini replica represents this famous sword, right down to the Hamon Pattern and the wild boar and phoenix on the sheath.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThe second takes its inspiration from Sakamoto Ryoma\u2019s sword \u201cMutsunokamiyoshiyuki\u201d from the Edo era. Ryoma rose to fame by forming the Satcho alliance and restoring the imperial rule. The blade follows the double-bladed pattern with a pebbled red accent sheath.\r\n\r\nThe third mirrors the famous sword of Oda Nobunaga, \u201cHeshikiri-Hasebe\u201d. Nobunaga expanded his territory meeting little resistance. The blade has a ripple pattern crest, which is kept in a black and gold sheath.\r\n\r\nEach letter opener comes with a display stand, giving the blade both form and function. The blade is made of tempered stainless steel. The entire length of the letter opener is 21 cm, with the blade measuring 20.\r\nCheck it out\r\nHave you subscribed to Man of Many? You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.