12 - "Tenchi" 9260 Spring Steel
(Heaven and Earth)
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)
Brass Musashi Double Ring Tsuba with alloy fittings
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 kissaki geometry. The Tenchi 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 constructed of solid brass with antiqued finish,
kashira and fuchi are alloy with a matching antiqued brass finish,
with the tsuba in a beefy Musashi double ring design. Additionally,
bo-hi geometry and kissaki have all been improved from our first
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 Tenchi is
available in 2 versions. With fuller (bo-hi) and without.
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.
12 Katana - "Tenchi" - 9260 Silicon Alloy Spring Steel Katana
Sale Price: $279.99
(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.
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.)
Katana with Fuller (with Bo-hi) |