Ronin Dojo Pro Katana # 7Ronin Dojo Pro Katana # 71
Standard Dotanuki Blade
Introducing model Seven from the Dojo Pro bo-hi series, this particular design is characterised by its lotus shaped tsuba and black and whites sageo.
In all other respects the swords in the bo-hi series are exactly the same as the classic solid bodied blade Dotanuki Katana. They have the same solid iron fittings and REAL silk ito wrap for maximum handle strength and integrity. They also have the same buffalo horn reinforced saya and hard wearing, super thick sageo wrap and in short, the only difference is the addition of a bo-hi (also known as a fuller or blood groove) but what makes it so special is that this is no ordinary bo-hi.
At considerable expense, the Dojo pro bo-hi series have a properly channelled, hand made bo-hi instead of the usual "shortcut" method.
While it may not seem like a massive difference, the reality is that this upgrade gives the sword an authentic Tachi Kaze (sword wind sound - i.e. the wooshing sound the blade makes as it cuts the air) unlike any other sword in this price range and of course, provides an option for anyone who wants a Dojo Pro Katana with a little more speed and responsiveness than the solid bodied blade classic model.
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Materials and Construction
Featured positive reviews:
While I have yet to test it's cutting ability, the sword arrived quickly and is exactly as described.
Very well made, nice solid feel, beautiful shine.
I have swung it around a bit and it has an amazing feel and great Tachi Kaze (sword wind sound)
There is some of the waxy residue in the saya, as described, but that's no issue to me, and it actually helps give a nice shine when polished off.
Very pleased with this sword thus far.
Just can't wait for my custom SBG Katana in a few months, which I will also review when it arrives
Thank you SBG.