Dragon King Winter Sun Katana
Premium Quality 5160 Monotempered Beater Katana Series. MSRP$449.00
The macaque (Japanese snow monkeys) know survival requires communal support. Our Winter Sun Katana mirrors the cold reality of the darkest days of the year on the tsuba (guard) and menuki. The blackened tsuba, fuchi, tsuka-ito and fuchi-kashira contrast the real white same handle and the black textured lacquered saya.
The 5160 forged high-carbon steel blade features a 1 ½" kissaki (point) and blade geometry conducive to rigorous cutting without chipping or deformation on a wide variety of cutting targets.
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:
Amazing sword, everything's tight tip to top. The 29 1/4" blade is noticeably blade heavy, contrary to my pre-purchase mental picture. I have katanas that are 30" and an O-Katana, so I am used to and have no problem with long heavy blades.....for some reason while holding it out single handed, the kissaki just wants to point down. After some wide arcing swings, the weight seemed to even out and didn't feel so tip heavy. The tsuba and menuki are very artistic, showing the effort that went into making this sword NOT as a "beater" but as aesthetically pleasing, almost to the point where I don't want to ding it and scratch it up......I said ALMOST ;) Highly recommended. Pleasing to the eye and the sword arm!