Type 4 - "MARU"/"ICHI MARU"

 

Name "Ichi Maru "
Blade Through Hardened 1045 Carbon Monosteel.
Overall Length (+ Saya) 42.5"
Treatment Full Hand Forged, Through Hardened, Oil Quenched
Finish Tameshigiri Polish
Blade Dimension 28" Length, 0.3" Width, 1.25" Height
Sori (Curvature) 0.7"
Weight 2 lbs 5 oz
Tsuba/Fuchi/Kashira Cast Steel - Blackened.
Balance Point 5" above tsuba (with fuller), 6" above tsuba (without fuller)
Tsuka/Ho 11" Wood
Tsuka Ito Black Cotton
Mekugi 2 X Wood (Double Pinned)
Same Real Ray Skin Panel Wrap
Saya 30.5" Black Glossy Lacquered Medium Hardwood

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This is the overall apparent of the sword, to show the curvature and sori. This sword feels lighter than our other blades making it easier to handle. This sword was intended to be a "functional display" katana for those that cuts infrequently, and primarily wants a display sword, but don't want to spend the money on something too expensive.

Blade geometry and Hamon - (Note that since all grind and polish are done by hand, the final geometry of the kissaki and appearance of hamon on each individual katana will vary slightly according to the final polisher).

Blade is fully sharpened as is with all our other functional katanas. 1045 carbon steel will hold a cutting edge, but may require more sharpening and polishing if used frequently for cutting.

Kissaki geometry and Hamon - (Note that since all grind and polish are done by hand, the final geometry of the kissaki and appearance of hamon on each individual katana will vary slightly according to the final polisher).

Fittings - This is brand new custom created cast steel tsuba. The finish is blackened steel at 0.275".

Saya (Scabbard) is Basic black lacquered wood saya.

The Maru (Ichi Maru) is our most affordable iaito. It is a light feeling blade that is easy to handle. The steel construction makes this a blade softer than our other swords which will require more maintenance if used for cutting. (More frequent sharpening or polishing). This sword is best suited for those that wants a display katana for the most part and only using it for occasional light cutting.

"Ichi Maru" - Second Generation - With Fuller (bo-hi)

Sale Price: $149.99
Regular Price: $279.99

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The Ichi Maru katana is our most affordable live blade. It is constructed of a through hardened 1045 carbon monosteel. The second generation Ichi Maru has improved blade geometry as well a cleaner, more attractive fitting and tsuba as well as two mekugi. This hand forged, hand sharpened, and hand polished blade is unbeatable in value.

 

 

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