The blade of the Kaeru katana is hand-forged and folded from powder steel, with a medium-length (chu) kissaki. The saya is deeply lacquered in black. High quality ray skin (same) is used on the tsuka. The tsuka-ito is made of premium dark blue Japanese cotton. The tsuba is crafted in blacken iron, with detailing in gold and silver and a frog on lily pad scene decoration. The silk sageo compliments the theme of the Frog and is elegantly hand woven in dark blue and moss green. The fuchi and kashira are of black with brass detailing, and the kojiri, koiguchi and kurikata are of polished buffalo horn. The habaki is a one-piece brass construction.
How to Use
Designed as a traditional cutter in a dojo environment or high end display. Heirloom Quality.
Blade Length: 26.75"
Handle Length: 11"
Weight: 2 lb 6 oz
Materials and Construction
Differentially Hardened, Folded Swedish Powder Steel Blade with real hamon. Silk ito wrap over real rayskin. Iron fittings with brass detailing. Silk Sageo on high gloss saya.
(SHIPPING FROM WAREHOUSE CH33)
Hanwei, Kaneie and Legacy Arms orders are all shipping direct from the Manufacturers warehouse in Tennessee. All in stock orders placed Monday to Thursday ship within 1-2 business days (tracking number provided, UPS or USPS for post office boxes).
Shipping within the USA is a flat rate of $15 for u to 2 swords, and FREE for 3 or more in a single order. Shipping is usually by UPS ground, though USPS is used for PO Boxes and Roadside Rural addresses.
International (non-US) orders are unavailable at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience.
We guarantee if you keep it well oiled and maintained, the blade of any sword sold from the SBG sword store will hold up to a LIFETIME of reasonable usage without breakage. If it breaks during the course of reasonable and intended usage we will replace it with either the same (or if unavailable, a similar) model completely free of charge. If you abuse it, like try to cut down a tree, attempt to replicate the destructive testing vids on you tube or otherwise use it in any way outside of traditional cutting techniques, we will do our best to help but the warranty is void. This warranty applies to the original purchaser (proof of purchase required) and remains in effect for as long as SBG is around to honor it.
We proudly stand behind every product we sell. If you are not absolutely pleased with your purchase you can return it to us within 30 days of purchase in original condition for your choice of an exchange or refund (excluding shipping fees). Click here for more info on our guarantees
Featured positive reviews:
Hanwei Kaeru (Frog) Katana
The blade is excellent.
A proper fighting sword width (7.1 mm) as opposed to display cutters (thin blades) that cut tatami easily with lack of skill (proper hasuji).
The mountings are beautiful, the saya fine....the only drawback is the handle/tsuka...it has no real curvature...more of an axe handle, but is properly mounted and bound.
For this price it is a steal.