Scratch & Dent Project X Japanese Soshu Kitae Katana 19726-1Be the first one to write a review
Folded version of the Shoshu Kitae Master Smith blades from Project X with upgraded mother of pearl saya.
Scratch and Dent Issue: Incorrect customization (should have had no fuller) and a few minor scratches. No buffalo horn on saya.
Project X Japanese are the top of the line Soshu Kitae laminated and differentially hardened Katana. But every now and again, even the best of the best suffer from QC issues..
In this case, there were two problems. The first - the customer ordered their sword as a solid bodied blade version, but they received one with a partial bo-hi by mistake. And the other problem, the blade had a few deep scratches that even the Master Polishers could not quite reach (they are quite subtle and hard to photograph, but visible if you look hard for them).
The original order details are provided below:
Blade Length - 28" (Default)
Handle Length - 10.5" (Default)
Copper Tsuba and Fittings - X602
Menuki Handle Ornament - (Default)
White Rayskin (Default)
As above but with folded steel (+$125)
Project X Optional Extra - Mother of Pearl Saya(+$75)
Total value was $1,200 but due to the polishing issue you can get it for a fraction of its true value. Click here for the full product description of Project X Japanese.