The 9260 is a silicon alloy which has a significantly increased fatigue resistance compared to standard 1060 carbon steel. The addition of 2% silicon changes the behavior of the steel drastically for use in a katana. This spring steel is most commonly seen in application on fencing foils where it needs to withstand a high degree of bend and still be able to return to center.

This is an excellent material for katanas. It is highly durable in most dojo applications and extremely resistant to bending and failures. The use of 0.6% carbon allows this blade to be sturdy enough for tatami omote yet forgiving enough to resist dangerous chipping on rigid targets.


Type 12 Katana - "Tenchi" - 9260 Silicon Alloy Spring Steel Katana

Sale Price: $279.99
Regular Price: $499.99

The "Tenchi" (Heaven and Earth) katana uses our most durable material for its blade construction. The blade body is a 9260 silicon alloy carbon spring steel. It is handsomely finished with a cast brass Musashi Double Ring tsuba that is thicker than the standard steel tsubas with an antiqued finish. This sword has a heftier and more antiqued look and feel than other steel fitted blades.

(The no-fuller version blade has a more forward center of gravity heavier weight. This type of blades have more lateral strength and are easier for tameshigiri from the weight and the reduced drag. Whereas the varient with fuller is better for kata practice, the no-fuller varient is better for cutting practices.)

Tenchi Katana with Fuller (with Bo-hi)
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Tenchi Katana without Fuller (No Bo-hi)
Backordered
SYNTHETIC SAME VERSION Still available. Email for invoice.

9260 Shobu-Zukuri Katana "Ayami" (Iris)

Sale Price: $249.99
Regular Price: $499.99

Constructed of the 9260TH spring steel, this Shobu-Zukuri katana is our preferred variant. The shinogi (ridgeline) of this sword runs the entire length of the blade... all the way to the very tip. This configuration results in a needle-like tip where the mune-shinogi-ha comes together to a singular point, facilitating penetration of soft targets.

Ayami - 9260 Shobu Zukuri
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9260 Shobu-Zukuri Katana "Kurome" (Black Eyes)

Sale Price: $249.99
Regular Price: $499.99

Constructed of the 9260TH spring steel, this Shobu-Zukuri katana is the more popular and commonly seen variant. The shinogi (ridgeline) of this sword runs just short of the tip by a few millimeters. This configuration results in a blade-like tip for cutting.

Kurome - 9260 Shobu Zukuri
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Differentially Hardened 9260 - "Kaze" Katana

Sale Price: $299.99
Regular Price: $599.99

The Kaze (Wind) is the result of many popular requests for a clay tempered (hardened) blade using our 9260 Silicon Alloy Spring Steel. The blade body of the Kaze is a hand clayed and differentially heat treated 9260 silicon carbon spring steel. It is finished with a replica of an antique blackened cast steel tsuba submitted to us. This steel is stronger than our Kanbai katana, but does not have the same resiliency of the through hardened 9260. The gain from the clay hardening is that the blade has a smooth and elegant natural hamon (9260 does not generate the same hamon as the Kanbai katana).

Kaze Katana (Brown tsuka ito wrap)
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Kaze Katana (Black tsuka ito wrap)
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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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SYNTHETIC SAME VERSION Still available. Email for invoice.

TRIAL RUN - 33 Inch O-Katana - 9260 Silicon Alloy Spring Steel

Sale Price: $299.99
Regular Price: $599.99

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)
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33 Inch O-Katana (BROWN TSUKA ITO)
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9260 Spring Steel Blade housed in Shirasaya

Sale Price: $199.99
Regular Price: $379.99

The same Cheness 9260 Spring Steel blade from the Tenchi and Shura, housed in a shirasaya ("white" (plain) Scabbard). This is the first of our blade that we felt deserved to be available in this blade holder (to replace our bare blade). The shirasaya is raw natural wood with no finish (which prevents the scabbard from being able to "breath").

9260 in Shirasaya with Fuller (With Bo-hi)
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9260 in Shirasaya no Fuller (No Bo-hi)
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"Oniyuri" - 9260 Custom Bujinkan Spring Steel Katana

Sale Price: $249.99
Regular Price: $499.99

The "Oniyuri" (Tiger Lily) katana is a custom made 9260 spring steel blade specialized for practice by specific ryu-ha of the Bujinkan Federation. The blade body is a 9260 silicon alloy carbon spring steel. Blade is a unique 23" and handle is an even rarer 14" in length. It is a shinobi (ninja) sword with the apparence of a katana. The forms of this blade follows the functions that it serves. For more information, click on the image to see/read more about it.

(The no-fuller version blade has a more forward center of gravity heavier weight. This type of blades have more lateral strength and are easier for tameshigiri from the weight and the reduced drag. Whereas the varient with fuller is better for kata practice, the no-fuller varient is better for cutting practices.)

Oniyuri Katana with Fuller (with Bo-hi)
- Sharp
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Oniyuri Katana without Fuller (No Bo-hi)
- Sharp

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Oniyuri Katana (BLUNTED)
- Blunted
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New Item - Cheness 9260 Kissaki Moroha Tanto

Sale Price: $149.99
Regular Price: $299.99

In Stock Now!

The "Shosen" (First Battle) katana is a trial run katana using our newest design concept of a double bo-hi. It is hoped that this configuration will have a better weight distribution for use during iaido katas or tameshigiri practices. This sword is sharpened to allow for cutting exercises.

This trial run is intended to determine the feasibility of the design in iaido applications and to generate feedbacks in order to further refine the design for subsequent runs if it is determined to be acceptable.

Cheness 9260 Kissaki Moroha Tanto
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9260 "Tenchi" Wakizashi

Sale Price: $199.99
Regular Price: $299.99

This is a 9260 wakizashi made to provide a matching set of blades for our 9260 Silicon Alloy Spring Steel "Tenchi" Katana. Material spec are the same as our latest Tenchi katanas.

Tenchi Wakizashi (with bo-hi)
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Tenchi Wakizashi (no bo-hi)
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9260 "Tenchi" Ko Katana

Sale Price: $199.99
Regular Price: $299.99

This is a 9260 Ko Katana made to provide a matching set of blades for our 9260 Silicon Alloy Spring Steel "Tenchi" Katana. Material spec are the same as our latest Tenchi katanas. (Available with bo-hi only).

 

Tenchi Ko Katana (with bo-hi)
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SYNTHETIC SAME VERSION Still available. Email for invoice.

Tenchi Ko Katana (no bo-hi)
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Differentially Hardened 9260 - "Kaze" Wakizashi

Sale Price: $229.99
Regular Price: $399.99

In Stock Now!

The Kaze (Wind) Wakizashi is the result of a clay tempered (hardened) blade using our 9260 Silicon Alloy Spring Steel. This sword is made as a companion sword to the full length Kaze Katana. It is finished with a replica of an antique blackened cast steel tsuba and uses the new bamboo/copper mekugi pin.

Kaze Wakizashi (Brown Ito)
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Differentially Hardened 9260 - "Kaze" Ko Katana

Sale Price: $229.99
Regular Price: $399.99

The Kaze (Wind) Ko Katana is the result of a clay tempered (hardened) blade using our 9260 Silicon Alloy Spring Steel. This sword is made as a companion sword to the full length Kaze Katana, similar to the Kaze Wakizashi, but with a longer nakago and tsuka (handle). It is finished with a replica of an antique blackened cast steel tsuba and uses the new bamboo/copper mekugi pin.

Kaze Ko Katana (Brown Ito)
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Also See our SGC Series Katanas - Constructed of through hardened 9260


 

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