SBG Kagetoraken (Shadowtiger Katana)
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The 'Shadowtiger' is a limited edition piece designed by Paul Southren. Iron tiger themed black fittings with Rattan reinforced saya.
With dark tiger themed iron fittings that inspired its name, the "Kagetoraken" (Shadow Tiger Katana) is one mean looking, solidly constructed piece. With all iron fittings, a reinforced, black rattan wrapped saya and our classic T10 Tool Steel blades (etched with the swords name on one side in Kanji) and this sword is a serious martial arts grade Katana - priced to be affordable to almost everyone.
ABOUT THE SBG DESIGNS SERIES
While the designs vary, all the blades in the series are made from the same classic differentially hardened T10 Tool Steel our SBG Black Dragon Forge has made so well for us since 2008.
The stunning, tempered blades are all hand made in the traditional method and then tempered to produce an authentic hamon.
Special attention is paid to small details like the blade termination - those models with bo-hi are carved by hand instead of rounded by machine like almost every other sword at this price point. Each blade also has a real boshi and yokote.
Likewise fittings are also given special care with, ito wraps alternate, materials and fittings are all top quality and each sword is carefully inspected for flaws and defects resulting in a very high quality product that we have priced to make a very limited quantity run of (10) pcs available.
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Featured positive reviews:
I ordered one with a bo-hi to practice kata to check for correct blade alignment while cutting. This is an amazing sword and with amazing value. It has very good solid iron fittings for durability, beautiful looking hamon, razor sharp, mirror polish on the shinogi-ji and even on the boshi, great handling and authentic tachikaze (really audible!!!) because of it's traditional bo-hi unlike the machine rounded versions. Great design Mr. Paul Southren thank you. As of now, this is the honey of my sword collection :)