Dragonfly Katana
Dragonfly Katana
Dragonfly Katana

Dragonfly Katana

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Our Dragonfly koshirae katana, distinctive style, a thinner lighter blade individually hand forged and folded from the superior Swedish Powdered Steel. Our work with Hanwei continues to produce swords of the highest quality, the best value for the money. 

All of our swords are tested extensively before they are put into production. We make sure that our swords perform as good as they look. The Dragonfly held a special significance to the Samurai. Their seemingly tireless movement reflected the Samurai’s desire to give tireless service to his feudal Lord.

The dark brown ito is set off by the black same making this a unique offering from Bugei. The lower shinogi and the scant hira-niku make this blade lighter and faster and gives it less resistance in cutting soft targets. The tsuka has the slight “waisting”, ryugo, that is popular with many who study Japanese sword arts. The fittings are beautifully antiqued duplicating the look of old iron. Ted Tenold is responsible for the design and authenticity of these fittings and we think that they are the best that we have offered.

Blade Steel: ASSAB K120c
Hrc Edge: 59
Hrc Back: 45-48


Item ID Blade Steel Weight without Saya (Sheath) Overall Length Nagasa (Blade) Length Tsuka (Handle) Length Kasane (Thickness at Habaki) Sakikasane (Thickness at Tip) Motohaba (Width of Blade at Habaki) Sakihaba (Edge to back at Yakote) Sori
SW16142 K120C 2lb 12oz 43" 28 1/2" 13" 8.1mm 3mm 1 1/4" 1" 1"
SW16141 K120C

29 1/2" 14"

SW16143 K120C 2lb 11.8oz 41"
27 1/2" 12" 7.4mm 2.7mm
Bigei Dragonfly Tsuba