Hand Forged 1060 High Carbon Steel Blade Martial Arts Iaito Katana Sword

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$129.99

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* HAND SHARPENING:

* SAYA (Scabbard):

* SAGEO (Saya Cord):

* SAME'GAWA (Rayskin - Under Wrap):

* ITO (Handle Wrap):

* ENGRAVING:

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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

This Martial Arts Katana offers great quality at a reasonable price. Featuring our hand forged and polished 1060 carbon steel blade, designed for optimal balance and handling. This sword is a more traditional alternative to the many zinc aluminum alloy blades available. Our steel blades have been designed from the ground up, to offer perfect balance for regular Iaido & Kenjutsu use. The blade is unsharpened by default, and the customer can opt for free sharpening service. The sword comes equipped with a black matte hardwood saya, silk sageo/ito, alloy fittings, genuine same' (rayskin) and silk wrapped tsuka (handle). The Katana is well assembled and the ito wrapping is tight and even. Each sword is individually handmade so specifications may vary slightly.

 

Hand Forged 1060 High Carbon Steel Blade Martial Arts Iaito Katana Sword Features:

  • Hand Forged 1060 High Carbon Steel Blade
  • Black Matte Schoepfia Wood Saya
  • Features Solid Alloy Fittings
  • Rayskin and Silk Wrapped Tsuka
  • Secured with Two Bamboo Mekugi
  • Free Sword Bag and Spare Mekugi
  • Free Optional Signature Engraving
  • Craft Time: 1-2 Weeks

 

Measurements:

Blade: 28.7"

Handle: 10.6"

Overall: 40.6"

Shipping Weight: 4.41 Lbs

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5 ( 5 / 5 )
was more than happy with my product my husband loved it thank you.
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5 ( 5 / 5 )
Ordered partly as a test run to see the quality of the work before ordering a more custom built sword. I am very happy with the iaito delivered. It arrived well packed with spare mekugi in the box, along with a sword bag. A nice even layer of oil prevented any rust in transit. Delivery was a couple of weeks, and contact with support very fast and informative. I'm not really a fan of fake hamon, but the one on this iaito is not terrible. The Saya is very nicely finished black lacquer. The kurikata is wood, and although it comes with a couple of quite nice shito-dome, they're not actually attached, and once I undid the display knot on the sageo, they fell out. I haven't decided if I want to glue them in or not. The iaito seals the saya very well, and stays in even when the saya is held handle-down. There is a very slight rattle if you shake the sword from side-to-side as the blade taps the inside of the saya, but not when you shake it from front to back. When you look at the blade end-on, you can see slight ripples from the hammer that was used to shape the blade. It's not detectable from the side though. I suspect they'd have to remove more metal in the polishing phase to avoid that. There is no rattle in the tsuka, which is double pegged. The handle-wrapping is very tight and has stood up to practice very well so far. Taking the Tsuka off the first time was quite hard work, as it was well jammed on. In summary, this iaito is much higher quality than I expected for the price, and I am very happy with my purchase.
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5 ( 5 / 5 )
I got this sword and it is really a great sword for the price. It is well made, you can have your name engraved on the blade if you wish, and you can select all the colors for the parts of the swords. I got this a day ago, and eagerly unpacked it. It is made in China, but they did a great job on it. Now I have a really good Katana (1060 steel) and a medium one (1040), so I can use the medium one for combat or sport and not worry damaging the premium sword. You can get more expensive swords right here on the site. But why? This sword is great and really well constructed. For the price, it is a fantastic purchase. My thanks also to the people at swordsofnorthshire for being so helpful to me in deciding my options.
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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