Dragon King Limited Edition Kinryu Katana #1

Dragon King Limited Edition Kinryu Katana #1

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Differentially Hardened, Folded T10 Tool Steel and 9260 Spring Steel Blade with Prominent, Real Hamon and pronounced hada. No-hi/solid bodied blade with Dragon Horimono engraving. MSRP $1499

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Dragon King is setting a new standard in forged and folded steel. These artisans of Dalian pushed themselves again to bring this pinnacle of craftsmanship for the Japanese katana. Using the best materials and painstaking scrutinizing every detail, under the direction of founder, Frenchie Jin, the fires of the forge were ablaze with several new forged and folded katana for the new year.

The new Kinryu Katana is the first in a series of limited edition forged and folded katana featuring an intricate dragon motif horimono on the blade. The 27 ¾” blade is folded using T10 and 9260 steels to produce a pronounced hada which is more visible in the hamon. The blade is well balanced and appropriate for various cutting demands. The tsuka is 11 ¼” long is wrapped in brown silk over real black dyed same. The deep gold saya features a black-lacquered rattan wrap at the mouth. The koiguchi, kurikata and kojiri are real buffalo horn. The hardest decision you have to make after you wrap your hands around will be whether you want to cut with it or just admire the skills and effort that it took to create it.

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: 40 1/4" Blade Length: 27 3/4" Handle Length: 11 1/4" Weight: 2 lbs 10 oz Thickness at Guard: 6.5 mm Thickness at Tip: 4.5 mm Sori: 7/8"

Materials and Construction

Folded T10 Tool Steel and 9260 Spring Steel, Differentially Hardened Blade With Real Hamon and no bo-hi. Dragon Horimono engraving. Silver Habaki and Seppa. Brown Japanese silk ito over authentic black rayskin. Steel fittings. Gold lacquered saya with black rattan wrap at the mouth, buffalo horn rimmed koiguchi (scabbard mouth), kurikata and kojiri with hard wearing silk 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