RUN - 33" O-Katana
Silicon Alloy Carbon Spring Steel. |
Length (+ Saya)||47"
Hand Forged, Through Hardened, Oil Quenched, Hand Polished|
Length, 0.3" Width, 1.25" Height|
lbs 9 oz|
Steel "Classic Crane" Tsuba|
above tsuba |
X Wood, 1 X Brass (Double Pinned)|
Ray Skin Panel Wrap|
Black Glossy Lacquered Medium Hardwood |
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This is a TRIAL RUN
of our first 33" O-katana. The trial is intended to find out whether there
are enough market for such a large blade to justify full production. (THIS MAY
POSSIBLY BE THE ONLY PRODUCTION RUN OF THIS ITEM AND IS NOT A REGULAR INVENTORY
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 9 oz (with saya) even with the bo-hi, and measures
34" from tsuba to kissaki and is a very very massive blade. Weight distribution
makes this sword a very nice cutter, but the additional requires extra caution
when using this sword (Its length allows the tip to contact the ground in natural
standing position of most individuals). Fully sharpened for tameshigiri exercises.
is made larger at a full 2 inches to maintain a better porportion with the overall
blade. Handle is increased to 12" in length. 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blackened classic crane tsuba on this sword (Sorry photo is out of date.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).
following photos are some side-by-side comparison of the O-Katana next to our
standard 29" iaito.
It is intended to give you a better idea of the size in relation to what most
people are accustomed to.
just as a display piece, the 33" O-Katana is an impressive piece.
RUN - 33 Inch O-Katana - 9260 Silicon Alloy Spring Steel
Sale Price: $299.99
This is a trial
run of our first O-Katana, in 33" 9260 spring steel. This blade is 5"
longer and the handle is 1" longer than our standard 28" katana making
this one VERY BIG sword. The trial run is to find out whether there is
a market for such a sword or not. The sword is a heavy blade to handle, but cuts
extremely well. Its length far exceeds those swords commonly used for iai so there
needs to be additional care and special prior to using this blade.
| 33 Inch O-Katana
(BLUE TSUKA ITO)|
| 33 Inch O-Katana
(BROWN TSUKA ITO)|