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Competition Cutting Katana - Folded Steel

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Our Competition 14 Fold, 1060 High Carbon Folded Steel Competition Cutting Katana is designed for cutting goza, green bamboo, tatami omote and tameshigiri. The blade is completely forged, folded, polished, crafted and assembled by hand from the most experienced craftsmen and smiths at the Imperial Forge.

The Competition blade boasts a 10" long, 8mm thick, 25mm wide tang with no taper. Mid blade is 6mm thick & 29mm wide, tapering to 5mm thick & 25mm at the kissaki. This brings the balance point forward to 5 1/2" for an easy cut. Using 1060 high carbon steel, folded 14 times creating 16,384 layers combined with the thickness of the blade, the Imperial Forge as created one of the most durable competition cuttings swords available on the market today. The full black same' wrap and dark green cotton, double wrapped ito helps protect tsuka from the oils and sweat from your hands during training; as well as making a very comfortable, non-slip grip. We've also added a same' wrap to the saya to protect the finish of the saya from scratches and to add a comfortable, non-slip grip.

The Imperial Forge Competition Katana also comes with a silk bag . The katana features a black dragon tsuba and gold dragon menuki.

Steel Type: 1060 High Carbon
Fold / Layers: 14 / 16,384
Ha: Convex/Moran
Mune: Ihori
Hada: Masame
Makago: Futsu
Weight: 2 lbs 13.5 ounces / 250 Grams
Blade Length: 28"
Tang Length: 10" (no taper)
HRC: 62 / 44

Nihonto Suguta: Hira-Zukuri
Kissaki: ChÃü
Jihada: Medium
Hamon: Sugu
Mekugi-ana: Double Pegged
Mei: Yes
Blance Point: 5 1/2"
Tsuka Length: 11"
Overall Length: 39 1/4"
Cut Ability: Medium / Heavy

Keeping with Japanese traditions our Imperial Sword Collection is crafted using only traditional materials and fittings. The Tsuba (guard), Fuchi (collar), and Kashira (pommel) are expertly made and finely crafted from black iron. The Habaki (blade collar) is hand made out of polished brass and each tsuka (handle) is covered in ray skin and tightly wrapped in the traditional cross over style ito (braid). It takes time to produce folded blades of this quality and this is why our Imperial Sword Collection is more difficult to acquire. We take great pride in the quality and performance of or swords, we will not compromise this quality and/or performance.

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Lots of Character with this one
Larion Luna (Miami) 11/16/2014 3:07 PM
I thought I ordered a different sword but got this one instead. I was about to go nuclear with myself but after wielding this a few times and examining it closely, I was convinced it was a keeper. It really feels solid in the hand. The blade shows the multiple folds and shows only subtle clay lines which you only see upon close inspection. In essence, every inch on both sides tells a different persona about the blade. Sort of like going down a river with different waves. I have no problems with the cutting power of this sword. I almost ruined my leather sofa by just touching it with this. (there is a small mark) Really sharp. Craftsmanship is very good. Sword point is exacty midline as you stretch it out. The only catch is that the other peg is hidden and you have to really unwrap it to take out the handle. I guess it's a safety feature that keeps the sword from "flying out" as you use it. Very happy with this purchase. For my price point, wouldn't have it any other way. I had a hard time deciding on what sword to get. I hope this helps you. My advice: "Let the sword find you..."
Incredible Katana
Sam (Atlanta) 5/20/2013 10:44 PM
This katana is a work of art. It cuts bamboo mats like butter and comes back for more. It is a really high end piece and you feel powerful when you wield it. These samurai swords from imperial are no joke. You will thank me when you get yours.