28 - "Shura" 9260 Spring Steel
Silicon Alloy Carbon Spring Steel.
Length (+ Saya)
Hand Forged, Through Tempered, Oil Quenched, Hand Polished
Length, 0.3" Width, 1.25" Height
lbs 5 oz (with fuller), 2 lbs 9 oz (without fuller)
and Dyed Steel - Plain Mokko shape tsuba with no engravings.
above tsuba (with fuller), 6" above tsuba (without fuller)
X Wood (Double Pinned)
Ray Skin Panel Wrap
Black Glossy Lacquered Medium Hardwood
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This is the
overall appearance of the sword. Shape of the tsuka (before drilling),
and blade geometry. The Shura has our standard 28" in length
from notch on habaki to kissaki. Solid width at 0.3" with a
sori of 0.7".
The nakago (tang)
on all our new standard blades have increased in taper and finished
cleanly. Tsuba is blackened milled steel with a black dyed finish.
Kashira and fuchi are matching blackened finish. Additionally,
bo-hi geometry and kissaki have all been improved from our first
photograph down is a shot from the edge of the blade to show edge
and nakago (Tang) - Real same skin (Ray Skin) panel wrap over wood
then wrapped in black cotton cord. Also note the new double wooden
mekugi (Retaining Pin).
The tsuba (hand
guard) of the Shura is a durable and smooth steel construction with
tapered corners. No relief or engraving on the surface to scratch
your knuckles. Simple, elegant, and extremely durable with a dyed
finish. The ideal fitting for regular cutting exercises in your
The Shura is
available in 2 versions. With fuller (bo-hi) and without. Both styles
are identical but with very different behavior due to the difference
in weight and CG distribution.
NOTE: We are
using a modified heat treatement method on the second generation
non-fullered version of this blade to improve the performance of
the solid blade body. Heat treatment of the fullered version remains
the same as those from the first generation.
28 Katana - "Shura" - With Fuller (bo-hi)
Sale Price: $249.99
our "Tenchi, the "Shura" katana uses our most durable material
for its blade construction. The blade body is a 9260 silicon alloy carbon spring
steel. It is finished with a clean and unetched blackened steel milled mokko shape
tsuba. It is a simple design with no artwork on tsuba, fuchi, or kashira... elegance
in simplicity and a tough blade to boot.
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)|
Shura Without Fuller (No
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