Ashigaru class: Swords designed for beginning Japanese sword enthusiast, as well as the martial artist who enjoys cutting tatami omote and bamboo targets. Superior durability, strong enough to handle arduous cutting competitions, or the weekend back yard cutting event. Guaranteed to perform and pass the test of time with edge holding endurance. This "Dojo" sword grade has three blade levels, all hand forged from an excellent grade of .65% high carbon steel. First, mono steel through hardened, next Mono steel with a special proprietary hardening technique, and last a folded steel with the same special hardening process. All swords are mirror polished and assembled for individuals who want excellent craftsmanship and performance for a great value. We offer this grade for Iaido training as well, with or without a Bo hi, and a safe edge. The Ashigaru class sword is an example of classic clean and simple Japanese design, with excellent construction. The blades have correct geometry, perfect balance of hardness to flexibility ratio in an economy grade sword. The handles are made to a strict standard for comfort and durability. This line is for anyone who wants a practical sword at a phenomenal price.
- Craftsmanship/Design Grade: [Dojo Grade]
- Sword Type: Shinken (Razor Sharp Katana)
- Sword Weight: 1.1kilo = 2lbs4oz without bohi, with bo hi 2lbs (Without Saya)
- Overall: 104cm/40inch with Saya (Scabbard)
- Nagasa(Blade length): 28.4/29/30inch -respectively
- Tsuka(Handle length): 10.6/11/11.5inch -respectively
- Kasane(Thickness): 9/32" (at Habaki)
- Blade Made: SkyJiro Forge’s .65% High Carbon Folded Steel (2600 Layers)
|Blade Material||Stainless Steel (high carbon)|
|Knife Type||Fixed Blade|
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