Snow Crash

Snow Crash

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"Snow Crash 'Sword One.'" Hand-Forged Tachi and Saya in Custom-Built Presentation Box, with Digital Twin as NFT

Lot Closed

March 6, 07:04 PM GMT


120,000 - 180,000 USD

Lot Details


Tachi-style sword measuring 42 x 3.25 inches and saya 30.25 x 2.25 inches. Blade features organic Damascus pattern. Copper habaki depicts a fox chasing a kitsune star through a maze. Saya inlaid with copper in a circuit board-inspired design. Neal Stephenson signature etched into tang of blade.

TOGETHER WITH: Custom-built automated electronic tansu box* (sword presentation box) measuring 71.1 x 9.75 x 16 inches; Kitsune Kamon access key; two Kitsune kōro (incense burners); vial of kō (incense sticks), two ochoko (sake cups), tokkuri** (sake jug), tachi maintenance cleaning kit, printed instructions and safety manual.

ACCOMPANIED BY: assorted materials from Justi Games and Grordmore Heavy Industries (fictional companies from the Snow Crash Universe)

Including Zenko video game cartridge in commemorative case measuring 5.25 7.25 x 1 inch with token, Zenko key chain, and Grordmore Heavy Industries company mug.

*Requires 12V-6A power supply. 330 mm side clearance and 250 mm top clearance necessary in order to open.

**Sake not included.

This lot is offered with an extremely high-resolution digital twin of Snow Crash Sword One, as an NFT.

Non-fungible Token ERC-721

Token ID: 1, ed. 1/1

Minted on: 17 February 2023

Contract Address: 


File type: MP4