High Quality Folded Blade - Includes sword Bag!
The Imperial Forge 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.
This katana is designed for the serious practitioner!
The Competition folded 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 on the market today.
The full black same' wrap and dark green cotton, double wrapped ito help protect the tsuka from oils and sweat from your hands during training; as well as making a very comfortable, non-slip grip. There is also a same' wrap on the saya to protect the finish from scratches and to add a comfortable, non-slip grip.
The katana features a black dragon tsuba and gold dragon menuki.
Imperial Forge takes great pride in their swords; there is no compromise with materials quality or performance.
Imperial Forge Competition Cutting Katana Specs:
Blance Point: 5 1/2"
Tsuka Length: 11"
Overall Length: 39 1/4"
Weight: 2 lbs 13.5 ounces / 250 Grams
Blade Length: 28"
Tang Length: 10" (no taper)
HRC: 62 / 44
Steel Type: 1060 High Carbon
Fold / Layers: 14 / 16,384
This is a sharpened battle ready katana You must be 18 years or older to order this Japanese sword