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Differentially Hardened 1095 carbon steel bladed Katana with natural hamon and brass and copper fittings. Perfect for dojos and martial arts applications. Black cotton Itomaki.
It can be hard to find a solid performing and affordable Katana for under $300 these days. But the Ryujin Kamekatana sets a new standard..
The 28.5" long blade is 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 2.6lbs and a lively point of balance just 4.5" 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 inlaid with copper turtle (Kame) themes. The sword is completed by a black lacquered 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.