Dojo-Pro Katana Model #3
With over 30 katana models for sale, Ronin's dojo pro line of samurai swords is the largest Japanese sword line in the world. Each unique tsuba is based on an actual antique Japanese katana. The pro line is extensively tested yearly, with testing videos published on you tube having received nearly 5 million views. Ronin has destroyed over $10,000 in swords to help educate the public in what our swords can, and can not do. Ronin strives to produce a safe and reliable workhorse sword that is welcome in dojos around the world. Ronin is a global brand with retailers based in the United States, Europe, and Japan.
Steel: Through hardened 1060 steel samurai sword
Saya: Hand cut and polished buffalo horn Kurikata, Koguchi and Kojiri.
Weight: 2.6 pounds
POB: 4 1/2- 5 inches
Length in saya: 42 inches
Tsuka: 11 inches
Blade: 28 inches
Habaki to tip: 27 inches
Sageo: Synthetic silk
Fuchi: Backened iron
Kashira: Blackened iron
Posted by Andy on May 9th 2017
Received it in Australia quite quickly, full tracking was available.
Although definitely sharp, it is not the sharpest blade I have- it is certainly functionally sharp for cutting. Kurikata fell off in my hand on first draw and its fittings were loose, however this was an easy fix- used fletching glue and have not had a problem since.
Despite being a somewhat heavy blade, it is nicely balanced and has a good natural feel and flow, the contoured tsuba I believe helps with this to a large degree. The finish is simplistic and very well done which is something I find very attractive about it- along with high quality traditional style fittings that suit it very nicely. Apart from the minor repairs I had to make, ALL other fittings and furnishings are very secure and solid. I expected to see waxy or oily residue on the blade as it is a high carbon steel, this in no way affects usability at all.
All in all it is a very nice Katana, and one I can see myself using for years. It is built for functionality and it feels like it- a serious piece of kit and quite a surprise for a production piece.
I will definitely be getting the matching Wakizashi in the not too distant future.
Thank you, Andy
Posted by Fernando Giron on Jun 5th 2015
The box that the sword came in wasn't very fancy or anything but it came with a free sword bag so that's a plus. For the first few draws there was a waxy residue on the blade, but it's for stopping rust and it comes off after the first few draws. The blade itself is an excellent cutter. I botched a cut and hit a piece of aluminum and there was barely a scratch. The only problem I had with it was that it was EXTREMELY difficult to dissasemble, I took the mekugi pins out and started hitting my hand to get the blade loose, but it WOULD NOT come loose. After a long time of vigorously hitting my hand(it hurt a lot) it came loose. Overall it's a good sword, it was just difficult to disassemble, and that might've just been a fluke
Posted by Unknown on Jun 4th 2015
I've had my Dojo Pro for a few years now and its still in great shape. The blade comes extremely sharp, scary sharp. It cuts through leather like its butter. This particular model has the nicest looking tsuba in my opinion. The only thing I dont like is that there is a waxy residue inside the sheath that rubs onto the blade, its probably used to help control moisture or something, but its kind of annoying having to rub it off everytime.
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