The chokuto is a unique Japanese sword that is characterized by a single straight-edged blade. Common in Japan prior to the 9th century, this sword was inspired by similar blades that were created during the same period in China. Most of the time, chokuto blades were used by foot soldiers or during hand to hand combat when stabbing and slashing was necessary. Many wore their swords hung from the waist.
This Japanese straight sword offers you a high-quality carbon steel blade that is complemented by the all-white sheath and handle. A gold accent on the handle is the only embellishment. For perfect balance during iaido and kenjutsu training, there is no better choice than this black oxidized color-treated blade.
Since each of our Japanese straight swords is individually handmade, specifications may vary slightly, but all our blades have the same quality features including:
You can expect a craft time of 1 - 2 weeks when you order this sword.
Blade Length: 27.9"
Handle Length: 10.6"
Overall Length: 40.9"
Width Near Handle: 1.24"
Thickness Near Handle: 0.30"
Point of Balance: 5" from Tsuba
Weight (Without Saya): 2.2 lbs
Weight (With Saya): 2.6 lbs
Hardness (HRC): 54
At Swords of Northshire, we pride ourselves in our quality work. If for any reason you aren't happy with your purchase, we will make it right! We guarantee you'll love your sword or your money back