Limited Edition Katana - Folded Blade
The Imperial Forge "Limited Edition" Collection; masterfully hand crafted and limited to 250 pieces worldwide.
This is a high performance cutting katana for the serious practitioner!
Using specially forged and tempered folded steel this is a high quality blade that truly out performs the competition. The Imperial sword Collection exceeds the expectations of martial artistes for strength, cutting power, and most importantly, craftsmanship. Each sword blade is individually hand forged, heat treated, tempered and polished by skilled hands creating a true battle ready weapon.
This full tang sword features a 11" 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 on the market today
The through tempered, hand forged blade boasts a wide, 9" short bo-hi which creates a 5 1/2" balance point. The thick shinogi and convex style ji gives you the ultimate durablity for the riggers of tameshigiri. Red ito / Black same' Free Maintenance kit included.
Imperial Forge takes great pride in their swords; there is no compromise with materials quality or performance.
Imperial Forge Kesshi Katana Specifications:
Steel Type: 1080 High Carbon
Fold / Layers: 14 / 16,384
Weight: 2 lbs 10.5 ounces
Blade Length: 29"
Tang Length: 11" (no taper)
HRC: 62 / 44
Nihonto Suguta: Shinogi-Zukuri
Mekugi-ana: Double Pegged
Blance Point: 5 1/2"
Tsuka Length: 12"
Overall Length: 42 1/4"
Cut Ability: Medium / Heavy
This is a sharpened battle ready katana You must be 18 years or older to order this Japanese sword