Dragon King Limited Edition Taikyu Katana

Dragon King Limited Edition Taikyu Katana

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Differentially Hardened, Folded T10 Tool Steel and 9260 Spring Steel Blade with Prominent, Real Hamon and pronounced hada. Limited Edition Version - only 10pcs made. MSRP $1399

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The koi is a symbol in Asian culture of endurance.  The koi struggles to return up rivers through strong currents and many difficult obstacles.  After finally arriving at its final destination,  the koi transforms into a powerful dragon. The artisans at Dragon King depicts this struggle in beautiful sword art that few forges can. 

The Taikyu Katana embodies all the elements of endurance in master piece katana.  The 27 ½” folded steel blade is a mixture of T10 and 9260 steels to give the hada clear appearance.  The blade is light and quick in the hand.  The 10 ½” tsuka is wrapped in blue Japanese silk over real same.  The deep teal lacquered saya matches perfectly when light passes over it revealing a teal sparked reflection that is almost impossible to photograph.  The furniture from the kashira to the kojiri features a turbulent wave them.  The Taikyu Katana will please the most discerning collector of high end folded steel katana or those who just love sword art.

This Limited by CAS version reverses the tsuka and saya colors from the original. All other features are the same. Only ten units of this limited edition version have been produced. 

About Dragon King

The famed artisans of Dalian have returned to show to the sword world what quality, craftsmanship and ingenuity can produce under the superlative leadership of a true avant-gardist. By the guidance of master designer, Frenchie Jin, the next generation of cutlery enthusiasts will taste the steel of the fabled golden age of swords. 

Ever the student of the arts, Frenchie Jin combined the processes of contemporary mechanical construction and modern science with the classic arts, ancient aesthetics and philosophical imagery to produce many of the legendary pieces known today. Having designed over 600 different cold weapons in his 20-year career, to say that he and his team have mastered and advanced their craft would be an understatement. 

The Dragon King brand does not represent a company that just manufactures products but embodies a group of artisans who have been adeptly trained to duplicate ancient skillsets that can't be automated by machines on an assembly line. Not every blade that is forged becomes a sword. Not every casting that is poured becomes a component of a greater piece. The goal for improvement and innovation starts every day under Frenchie's guidance. 

Not confining their talents to sword making alone, the Dragon King team plies their abilities also to the production of knives, jewelry and other high end art-crafts. And not just in steel alone, these artisans craft wood and leather among many other materials and alloys.  Our journey together has only begun, but the fruits of that labor are coming to bear.

How to Use

Designed as a frequent use backyard cutter or dojo sword.
Overall: 39 1/2" Blade Length: 27 1/2" Handle Length: 10 1/2" Weight: 2 lbs 4 oz Thickness at Guard: 6.5 mm Thickness at Tip: 4.5 mm Sori: 3/4"

Materials and Construction

Folded T10 Tool Steel and 9260 Spring Steel, Differentially Hardened Blade With Real Hamon. No-hi/solid bodied blade. Silver Habaki and Seppa. Blue Silk ito over authentic rayskin. Steel fittings. Glossy teal lacquered saya with steel kojiri and teal sageo. Traditional Construction with Exceptional Attention to Detail.
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Warranty Info

Each sword is guaranteed to be as described and 100% genuine product. Each sword is also covered by in full by the Manufacturers Warranty PLUS our extended LIFETIME Warranty against blade breakage. Click here for detailed warranty information

Return Policy

Satisfaction Guaranteed. We proudly stand behind every product we sell. If you are not pleased with your purchase you can return it to us within 30 days of purchase in original, unused condition for a full refund minus shipping and 10% restock fee. Click here for more info on our guarantees

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Excellent 02/10/2023
By Boomer
I wish I would of seen it here on SBG store. Best price I have seen. This is a beautiful katana. Well balanced. Actual weight is 2 pounds and 10 oz. Just glides right into the saya. Looks like the saya was made perfect. The ito is very tight, thought could of been shaped some what better. Yje core is in perfect condition. The tsuka comes off like it should and wasn't force fitted.