RUN - 30" 9260 Spring Steel Katana
9260 Spring Steel Katana|
Silicon Alloy Carbon Spring Steel. |
Length (+ Saya)||43.25"
Hand Forged, Through Tempered, Oil Quenched, Hand Polished|
Length, 0.3" Width, 1.25" Height|
Steel "Classic Crane" Tsuba|
above tsuba |
Wood & Brass (Double Pinned)|
Ray Skin Panel Wrap|
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).
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.
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.
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sword (Sorry photo is out of date.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.)
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.
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).
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.
Inch - 9260 Silicon Alloy Spring Steel Katana
Sale Price: $279.99
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.
Inch 9260 Spring Steel Katana |