The Samurai Katana is the strongest and best performing Japanese style blade ever offered at this price. There is no hamon and no hada (folding pattern) in the tough 5160 steel but these swords can cut and take abuse at the same time. So each sword can sit proudly on a sword stand but also be a daily working sword in the dojo.
The tsuba is steel and engraved with a Samurai drawing his sword.
The fuchi and kashira also feature Samurai drawing and cutting engraved in them. The forging process for this sword can be seen on our website. Each of these blades is individually hand forged and folded, heat treated, and mounted. Even with these design parameters each sword is unique. Performance testing has shown them to be strong cutting blades with a good resistance to deflection. James cut cleanly through a 12 mat roll at the Bugei Open House with the Samurai style blade.
|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|
|SW14340||5160||2lb 8oz||43 1/2"||28 1/2"||14"||8mm||6.4mm||1 1/4"||7/8"||1"|