Ryujin T10 Katana - Akashiro Unokubi Zukuri Katana

Ryujin T10 Katana - Akashiro Unokubi Zukuri Katana

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This limited release product features a differentially hardened T10 tool steel Unokubi-Zukuri (Cormorants neck) profile similar to the Japanese Naginata (polearm). Limited edition special pricing, less than two dozen swords available.

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The blade is made by the same process and the same people as the classic Ryujin T10 Tool Steel blades made famous by the Ryujin Custom Katana, but instead of the standard Shinogi Zukuri style blade, this one uses a classic Cormorants' neck Unokubi Zukuiri style blade and only comes with the default iron tsuba and fittings, white rayon wrapped ito over real rayskin and a red lacquered saya with black sageo.

The main advantage to this style of blade is speed and controllability - even though the blade is longer than the standard T10 tool steel blades in the Ryujin line up, it is much lighter - weighing only 2.4lbs with a point of balance a mere 4 1/8" from the tsuba it's fast in the hand yet cuts with the best of breed. The main difference between this style of sword and your standard Shinogi Zukuri blade is the half bo-hi and reinforced kissaki tip.

Historically, Unokubi Zukuri blades were first developed for the Naginata - the long handled polearm - and soon after began to make it's first appearance as a Katana during the Kamakura period (1185–1333) under the first Shogun. While this style of blade was indeed more commonly found on Naginata and later Tanto, some Koryu (schools) specialized in its use as a Katana and many were actually cut down Naginata blades repurposed as a sword (called Naginata Naoshi or Nagamaki Naoshi).

How to Use

Suitable for frequent backyard or dojo cutting. Traditional blade.
Overall (with scabbard): 41 3/8" (inch), Overall (without scabbard) : 40 1/4", Blade length: 28 1/4", Handle length: 11 1/2", Weight (without Saya): 2.4 lbs, Point of balance: 4 1/8"

Materials and Construction

Differentially hardened fully sharpened T10 Tool Steel blade with real hamon. Unokubi Zukuri style with partial bo-hi. Solid iron fittings. White Rayon wrapped ito over authentic rayskin. Red lacquered saya with black sageo.
Shipped from the Ryujin workshop in Los Angeles within 2 business days. $20 flat rate USA shipping for up to 2 swords via UPS or USPS, FREE shipping if 3 or more swords ordered at the same time. International shipping via USPS, $60 to selected international destinations by USPS. Click here for more shipping information

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