Dragon King Limited Edition Taikyu Katana
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
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.
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Featured positive reviews:
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.