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Cheness Cutlery Kaze Katana - a differentially Hardened Blade with REAL Hamon. Black Ito version.
Scratch and Dent Issue: Some dings on the saya, used handle and blade with a few marks from cutting. Was returned but not in original condition - hence the massive discount.
SCRATCH AND DENT ITEM - returned and used sword. Some damage to the saya and matting to the ito. Blade has a few marks from cutting practice - thus the MASSIVELY reduced price.
Hand clayed and differentially hardened, what makes the Kaze unique is the use of the revolutionary 9260 Spring steel: a perfect combination of age old art with cutting edge modern metallurgy giving it a beefy but extremely sharp blade.
Unlike just about every other production sword on the market in this price range, the Kaze has a totally authentic, unenhanced Hamon temper line (other production swords typically all have acid etching or wire brushed hamon). While the hamon is subtle (as the polish to bring it out to its full potential would double the cost of the sword) the 9260 Spring steel results in a very distinct pooling of the nie crystals, making for a nicely defined hamon line.
The fittings include a blackened steel replica of an actual antique tsuba, one brass menuki peg for additional tsuka structural reinforcement over the full tang and thick tsuka with real rayskin panels housing the blade that cuts traditional targets like a laser, which is why I have nicknamed it 'the Tatami Killer'.
For more information and test cutting results on the Kaze, check out the full review here on SBG.
Great value, one customer described it as "One third of the price of a Hanwei Great Wave ($945) but just as good"