Cheness 9260 Spring Steel O-Katana
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Cheness 9260 Spring Steel O-Katana

Cheness 9260 Spring Steel O-Katana
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Massive 33" Blade, surprisingly agile blade. Available with Blue or Brown Ito Wrap.

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With a massive 33" long blade made from the extra durable 9260 Spring Steel that Cheness Cutleries has become famous for, the aptly named O-Katana ('Greatsword') is a monster of a sword - without a corresponding monsterous price tag!

Lightened by a bo-hi (fuller/blood groove) down to a surprising 2lbs 7oz (3lbs 7oz with saya/scabbard), and superbly balanced, the additional 5" of blade give this sword an awe inspiring presence, not to mention one of the loudest Tachi Kaze (lit. 'Sword Wind Sound') of any Katana on the market, it's extra long blade allows it to generate frighteningly effective leveraged cutting power.

Especially at home in the hands of someone over 6' 3", it is also great for anyone who simply loves an especially long blade (though people of average height, such as myself, should use extra caution when wielding this sword as the tip of the sword touches the ground in a natural standing position).

Exceptional value for money and a sword that pictures simply cannot do justice to. You really do need to see one of these first hand to appreciate just how much sword it is...

For more information, pics and to see some test cutting results, check out the full review of the O-Katana here on SBG.

How to Use

Designed for heavy cutting practice and frequent dojo use.
Blade Length: 33" Handle Length: 12" Overall Length: 47" (includes Saya) Weight: 2lbs 7oz

Materials and Construction

Monotempered 9260 Spring Steel sharpened blade. Cotton ito wrap over authentic rayskin handle. Brass Fittings.
Shipping from the Cheness Culery Warehouse in California within 1-2 business days. $15 flat rate USA shipping for up to 2 swords via UPS ground, FREE shipping if 3 or more swords ordered at the same time. International shipments currently unavailable due to local shipping regulations. Please note due to lack of integration with the carriers, tracking is not automatically provided with Cheness Cutlery orders. Click here for more information

Warranty Info

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.

Return Policy

Satisfaction Guaranteed. 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:

Cheness 9260 Spring Steel O-Katana
The diamond in Cheness's Crown
To be honest this is my first "O-Katana" so I don't have a TON of first hand experience, however, I did a lot of digging and research before I even decided on the Cheness O-Katana. Suffice it to say, I am NOT disappointed! From tip to top this sword ignores all the frippery associated with the "mythological" Samurai sword of the past and the present. It is beyond battle-ready and I even (carefully is an understatement) gripped the blade, wrapped covering the Ha, and bent the blade at a severe angle using my knee only to have it return to its true form/angle seconds later.
I have several 5160 steel swords, who's brand names shall remain incognito, and even though they have been proven strong enough to take on hardcore cutting targets, the Cheness O-Kat leaves NO doubt that if an "off" angle or the cutting stand itself is struck the Cheness will take the hit and keep on ticking! TRULY quality swordsmithing at its finest.
Keep em' coming Cheness, and a billion thanks to Paul Southren and SBG for pointing me in the right direction. Without you, all us sword collectors would be lost adrift at sea (or online).

Featured negative reviews:

Cheness 9260 Spring Steel O-Katana
Quite heavy
I purchased this sword because my iaido master said I should get a longer sword for my size. I'm 6'3" and the musashi sword 2lb 5 oz that I was practicing with seemed short 28"? . The hanwei elite xl light 2lb 8oz, that I have was doing the job, (tachi kaze, wider and sharper blade, length, etc.) but it's a wide sword and re-entry needed to be adjusted a little. After playing with my 2 other practitioners' Tenchi, and reading the review of this sword's description, I thought this was just a longer and louder version. I was excited up until I unsheath the sword.

It came in a nice decorative box (cracked) but nonetheless nice box. The sword looks awesome from exterior point of view. (Got the brown). It felt heavy but I thought I can handle the weight. I drew the sword and it was definitely front heavy and long. I was barely able to draw with full arm extension. But I still thought as long as I practice more, I may get used to it. The issue came when I was trying to slice, seeing. I could barely make out tachi kaze. At first I thought it was me not used to the sword. I swung and swung, but barely audible tachi kaze. I was worried so I took it to my practice and let my master try and let another practioner try. Neither one of them could make the noise. And did that it is way too front heavy. This sword was made to be a hacker as in nearly swinging like a bat. The site stated that it's 2lb 7oz and 3lb 9oz with saya. I think it's 3lb 9 oz like the cheness website states. Most sites quote the weight of the sword. This was in no way lighter than my hanwei, which was already about an oz or two heavier than the tenchi.

I've since contacted SBG on day one and they in prices of exchanging it for another that would fit my needs for my class.