TRIAL RUN - 30" 9260 Spring Steel Katana

Name30" 9260 Spring Steel Katana
Blade9260 Silicon Alloy Carbon Spring Steel.
Overall Length (+ Saya)43.25"
TreatmentFull Hand Forged, Through Tempered, Oil Quenched, Hand Polished
FinishTameshigiri Polish
Blade Dimension30" Length, 0.3" Width, 1.25" Height
Sori (Curvature) 0.7"
Weight 3 lbs
Tsuba/Fuchi/KashiraBlackened Steel "Classic Crane" Tsuba
Balance Point6.5" above tsuba
Tsuka/Ho12" Wood
Tsuka ItoBlue Cotton
Mekugi Wood & Brass (Double Pinned)
SameReal Ray Skin Panel Wrap
Saya 32" Black Glossy Lacquered Medium Hardwood

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This is a TRIAL RUN of our first 30" katana. The trial is intended to find out whether there are enough large sized users who could benefit from the longer blade to justify full production. (THIS MAY POSSIBLY BE THE ONLY PRODUCTION RUN OF THIS ITEM AND IS NOT A REGULAR INVENTORY ITEM).

The blade will ONLY be constructed of our through hardened 9260 Silicon Spring Steel. We wanted our longer sword to use only the more rugged material that can resist bending because of the additional weight/force exerted over the longer length. This is particularly important as the sword will only be available with bo-hi to keep the weight manageable.

The full weight of the sword is 3 lbs (with saya) even with the bo-hi, and measures 31" from tsuba to kissaki. It is ideal for large users. Weight distribution makes this sword a very nice cutter. Fully sharpened for tameshigiri exercises.

Kissaki is made larger at a full 2 inches to maintain a better porportion with the overall blade. Until we have determined whether to include this in our regular line or not, we have updated this sword with the blackened classic crane tsuba on this sword (Sorry photo is out of date. Will update with new photos.)

The handle is our most improved area from prior production of swords. Aside from the ito color being blue, the wood used for the tsuka has been upgraded to a harder material and two channels have been carved on the tsuka ho to seat the same. Also, the material used for the ito is a tighter weave of cotton and the wrap is much tighter than previous swords.

Because of the combination of channels on the tsuka ho and the tighter ito, the grip now feels more oval than the previously rounded and softer handle. (Those that has our previous version will notice this change right away).

This is a rare opportunity for the larger iai practioner to get yourself a longer/larger katana without having to custom order a specialized sword at a higher price.

30 Inch - 9260 Silicon Alloy Spring Steel Katana

Sale Price: $279.99
Regular Price: $499.99

This is our first 30 inch nagasa 9260 spring steel katana. The additional 2" length from a standard katana makes this large sword perfect for large users. The trial run is to find out whether there is a market for such a sword or not. The sword is a better cutter than the standard 28" blade.

30 Inch 9260 Spring Steel Katana


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