This katana is forged in one of the less common forms of Japanese swords which is the kissaki moroha zukuri. The upper half of the sword is double-edged and ends in a symmetrical kissaki. It features two blade grooves, a bo-hi or a wide groove and a so-hi or a narrow groove. This blade geometry and with the added grooves result in a light and agile blade. Natural hamon can be seen in the entire length of its edges as a result of differential hardening of its 1095 carbon steel blade. All fittings are made of brass with a dragon motif. The saya is made of Chinese redwood with polished, bufallo horn koiguchi, kurigata and kojiri.
The kissaki moroha zukuri is an old blade form and may have been a transition between the Japanese double-edged sword and the tachi.
This sword is fully customisable
Overall Length : 103cm / 40.6"
Nagasa(Blade) : 71cm / 27.9"
Tsuka(Handle) : 27cm / 10.6"
Motohaba(width near habaki) : 3.15cm
Sakihaba(width near yokote) : 2.3cm
Sori(Curve) : 1.9cm
Kasane(thickness at habaki) : 7.5mm
Sakikasane(thickness at yokote) : 3mm
Blade : Maru, 1095 High Carbon Steel
Saya Material : Redwood+Buffalo Horn
Handle Material : Hardwood+Genuine Rayskin
Tsuba : Copper, 70*66*6.5mm
Notes: 1) The sword will go with a free sword bag and a pair of spare Mekugies(bamboo nails).
2) The display stand is NOT included.
3) Our products are 100% handmade, so specification varies slightly from sword to sword. We appreciate your understanding.