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CUSTOM KATANA TIER IV BLADE, TIER III FITTINGS
CUSTOM MADE TO ORDER!
"Highly refined T10 Katana blade polished to perfection with Japanese Finger Stones"
Master Smith Forged Custom Shinogi Zukuri Differentially Hardened T10 Tool Steel blade with Elite Choji hamon and Japanese fingerstone level polish. Blade upgrade on the Forge Direct Custom Katana. Large Number of Customization Options. Made to Order, Typically ships in 8-10 weeks. Our highest level polished Custom Katana to date..
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An SBG exclusive, the Project X series Custom Katana line are the pinnacle of the various custom katana projects we have been involved with since 2008. Project X blades are hands down the best quality Katana blades currently being produced in Longquan and are forged and polished by only the most senior Master level swordsmiths and swordpolishers at the forge of the acclaimed Swordsmith brothers Xiaowu Jiang and Xialong Jiang.
TIER IV CUSTOM KATANA
The Project X Next Generation Elite T10 Choji Hi Polish Custom Katana is the second sword in the Project X series. It is based on the Forge Direct Custom Katana (Tier III Custom Katana), but the blade is upgraded with the maximum amount of time invested to create an especially lively and prominently polished blade (using Japanese fingerstones for the final level) to Project X's extremely high standards (Tier IV) and lifting the entire build to the next level for the most authentic, and keen, edge possible.
Like a fingerprint, each blade is unique and has its own distinctive patterning of the natural hamon temperline, though all are very lively and clearly visible with strong nioi and prominent ashi.
The blades all have a standard length of 28" (2 shaku, 3 sun, 4 bu nagasa) measured from the munemachi (the back notch of the habaki/blade collar) and can be selected either with a traditionally hand shaped bo-hi or left as a solid bodied blade depending on your individual preference. From here you can design your custom sword from the ground up using our hand picked selection of only the best, top quality, highly durable fittings to make it your own unique, personalized design.
Approx 8-10 weeks later, it all comes together and we send you the tracking info as soon as it leaves the forge via email.
The blade alone is hands down one of the finest we have ever seen outside of actual Japanese Nihonto valued at many times the price we offer these swords for - and the ability to customize it to suit your personal tastes, well that's icing on the cake..!
Here's how to get started on your own personal design:
MAKE IT YOUR OWN IN SEVEN EASY STEPS
To truly make this sword your own, simply select one of the selections for each custom option in the dropdown menu as follows:
STEP ONE: SELECT THE FULLER
For the strongest blade possible (power cutter) select the solid bodied blade option. For the fastest, lightest blade possible select full bo-hi. For a mix between the two, select partial bo-hi.
STEP TWO: SELECT THE HABAKI
Choose from 6 different styles of brass Habaki blade collars to begin creating your own unique style.
STEP THREE: SELECT THE FITTING SETS
Select the Koshirae (furniture) theme that best suits your style. Either a solid iron set with plain fuchigashira or complete work hardened copper set - it is up to you. All fittings are of the highest quality - a large selection of elite work hardened copper sets are available here for a small additional fee.
STEP FOUR: SELECT ITO WRAP COLOR
Select the color of the silk ito maki wrap (now made with hishigami on EVERY sword). "Bad Boy" Black leather ito wrap is also available here for a small additional fee.
STEP FIVE: SELECT RAYSKIN COLOR
Select the color of the rayskin under the ito maki wrap. 100% real rayskin is used in all cases, and can be left white or colored black or red. It is up to you. Additionally, you can select to upgrade from quality panel cuts to a full rayskin wrap by selecting the optional upgrade here (again, none of the optional upgrades are necessary to make a fine sword - but if you want to really refine it further, we allow you this opportunity).
STEP SIX: SELECT SAGEO COLOR
Now select your choice of hard wearing, thick sageo to go on the saya. When in doubt, go with a simple color that closely compliments the ito maki wrap you have selected.
STEP SEVEN: SELECT THE SAYA
Finally, select the saya to give it that last personal touch. From simple monocolored lacquer to highly detailed mother of pearl. Basic saya are free, but the more advanced designs incur an additional cost to cover our expenses (and may occasionally add to the overall lead time, but as we try to keep them in stock this is rare). All saya come with a genuine buffalo horn koiguchi.
Then sit back and leave the rest to us!
Do not be fooled by cheap imitations, from the quality of the stunning blade to the amazing selection of best quality fittings, this is as close as you are ever likely to get to owning your own heirloom quality personalized katana..
PREMIUM OPTIONAL EXTRAS AND UPGRADES
The basic free/included options are more than enough to make a stunningly beautiful sword - but if you want to add something even more special to your design, in addition to a large and varied selection of saya, there are currently three options that can be added to your design if so desired as follows:
Additionally, check this page of the SBG Sword Store Blog for more information on how these swords are made and high resolution images of all components. If you have any questions or if anything is unclear, feel free to contact us, we are only to happy to help.