I mentioned briefly in the previous post about some new products and projects in the pipeline for Ronin Katana, so thought now would be a good time to extrapolate on that post.
Next month will see several new and exciting products due to be stocked at the SBG sword store from Ronin – and as their exlcusive partner and distributor I am very excited about what they have lined up for December.
Along with a restock of their original Dojo Pro Models 1-6, there is also a 1060 Dojo Pro Ko Katana, 2 Wakizashi, a slightly longer 29″ nagasa blade and the return of the O-Katana, so time to share some pics..
First up on of my favorites from the new series, the new 29″ blade Dojo Pro with black rayskin and brown silk ito:
Not all that far behind is the extremely mean looking Ko-Katana, with black silk on black rayskin – a real dark beauty!
Both of these blades are identical except for the choice of fittings (which of course, is also true for all the Dojo Models 1-6).
The O-Katana will be the same as it was before, though without a full wrattan wrap this time (too expensive).
More of an artistic take on them than direct copies, Ronin Katana have also created a few 1045 Anime themed Katana – partly for a bit of fun but primarily to help younger first time sword buyers realize that there is more to a sword than just stainless steel and cheap, rattly fall apart fittings that you usually find on Anime inspired swords..
While they might not be to everyone’s tastes, the last two in particular are serious enough looking swords that even people who do not care in the least for anime will still find these swords to be quite eye pleasing – but more importantly – solid enough to do some real cutting with..
These swords should all be available by mid to late December (they are in transit as I write this post) so stay tuned, some of them will likely sell out VERY fast, so if there is a model that you are interested in get ready! (we will not be taking pre-orders as Ronin wants to check each shipment carefully, get the stats, etc before we start taking any orders – just another example of their steadfast commitment to quality).
Speaking of quality, Ronin and SBG are currently working together to create a line of HIGH END katana that pull out all the stops.. The kind of blade that until now most of us only ever dreamed of owning.. And while they will not be cheap, for this new project, we aren’t really worrying about that – what we want to do is just do EVERYTHING necessary to make a sword as traditional and as close to a real Japanese Shinken as humanly possible.
More on this in another post..!
Talk again soon.
P.S. Nearly forgot to mention, while almost all of our Ronin Katana swords have sold out, we still have a handful of the limited edition models 7 and 11 available to purchase for the greatly reduced price of $249.99 with FREE SHIPPING. Once sold out, these two limited edition designs are gone for good. Check them out here