"MOKKO" Katana (3rd Gen)
- 1060 Fully Functional Katana
Through Hardened Carbon Monosteel.
Length (+ Saya)
Hardened, Hand Heat Forged, Oil Quenched
Length, 0.3" Width, 1.25" Height
lbs 6 oz (with fuller), 2 lbs 9 oz (without fuller)
Blackened Alloy tsuba set
Above Tsuba (with fuller), 6.5" Above Tsuba (without fuller)
X Wood (Double Pinned)
Ray Skin Panel Wrap
Black Glossy Lacquered Medium Hardwood
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The heat treatment
and oil quench method we used on the Mokko give this blade the perfect
hardness from a 1060. The Mokko is very difficult to polish because
of its hardness, which makes it very scratch resistant. The blade
body is more rigid than any of our other katanas. It is the best
balance of roll/chip resistance of any other 1060 monosteel katanas
anywhere. (not too soft or too hard). An excellent cutting blade.
Video of Mokko and steel folding chair. (11/21/05)
is a quality control/destruction/torture test to show that
the cutting edge of our blade is made right/properly heat
treated. (Do NOT ever do this to a katana unless you intend
to destroy it for testing purposes).
on the Mokko is through hardened to optimize the quality of
the 1060 carbon steel. This is not to show the katana being
able to go through the chair... but that the tip can withstand
the force without bending, rolling the tip, or chipping the
Video (3mb) - Windows Media Video.
This is the
overall apparence of the sword showing curvature and sori. This
sword is stiffer than our other blades but still has an extended
bo-hi (blood groove) for weight reduction. The center of gravity
is also more forward than the Higo and the Maru making it better
for full swings. The higher carbon content (0.6%) makes this a more
rigid but more durable blade.
nakago geometry - (Note that since all grind and polish are done
by hand, the final geometry of the kissaki and apparence of hamon
on each individual katana will vary slightly according to the final
The new Mokko
uses a new tsuba (To get away from the old Mokko Bamboo which had
been too widely used).
(Other than tsuba) between the second generation and the new Third
Generation Mokko is mainly in the tsuka. The Third Generation Mokko
has a tighter tsuka using a harder wood, channeled for the same
skin and finishes more oval than the previous versions which feels
more rounded. Also, the new generation uses the new thicker sageo
in place of the old cotton.
blade construction of the Mokko is made at the request of our local
iai instructor. It is currently our most durable blade to date.
The price on this sword cannot be beat. Its quality is comparable
to many $650 iaito on the market today.
"Mokko" Katana - Third Generation
Sale Price: $199.99
Type 3 "Mokko" katanas is an extremely well heat treated and tempered
monosteel blades. Its construction is that of an oil quenched 1060 carbon monosteel.
Perfect as an introductory dojo cutter for light to medium targets. The third
generation Mokko uses a new tsuba design to get away from the masses that started
using the previous stock tsuba. It also has a tighter ito, more oval tsuka, among
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.)
With Fuller (With bo-hi)|
Without Fuller (No bo-hi)|