Ryujin 1095 Differentially Hardened 'Sengetsu' Katana - Black Cotton ItomakiBe the first one to write a review
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Differentially Hardened 1095 carbon steel bladed Katana with brass fittings and natural hamon temper line. Perfect for dojos and martial arts applications. Black Itomaki.
It can be hard to find a solid performing and affordable Katana for under $300 these days. But the Ryujin Sengetsu series sets a new standard..
The 28.25" long blades are hand forged from 1095 high carbon steel and differentially hardened to produce a natural and unenhanced notare hamon - the end result of which is a sword that most closely approximates the characteristics of a traditional Japanese Shinken, with a total weight of 2.5lbs and a point of balance 5.5" from the tsuba.
Featuring a cleanly defined bo-hi (fuller/blood-groove), this sword provides feedback on the speed and angle of a cut with it's 'Tachi Kaze' (whooshing sound) and as such, is suitable for both dry cutting and tameshigiri practice.
Not to be let down in the fittings department, the blade is complimented by tightly and evenly wrapped premium cotton itomaki over authentic white rayskin and solid brass fittings with the 'Sengetsu' (War Moon) theme and completed by a black laquered wooden saya with black cotton sageo.
In short, this is an entry level martial arts grade traditional styled Katana that ticks all the boxes and is a natural first choice for anyone looking for a solidly performing cutting and training sword.