Dojo Pro Katana Model #12
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Dojo-Pro Katana Model #12
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
I saw something on FB about the Scratch & Dent Sale. So, I picked up my 1st Ronin Katana! So what is wrong? I will try to be very picky about these things. The saya needs to be shimmed as the katana falls out. There is a bit of saya rattle but nothing crazy. The samegawa doesn't touch the kashira & exposes about 2mm (3/32") of the wood handle/core. There is a 75mm (3") flat spot on the blade itself right in front of the habaki but it is the part of the blade that will never see usage for cutting. The blade is well coated with this waxy substance for rust prevention (while shipping?) & well, it's in the saya too. The more I draw (& clean), I am hoping that it will eventually go away. The good? The blade is straight & sharp. Enbd of story! On a personal note, not a fan of piano black lacquer used on the saya, much prefer matt black for finger print reasons!
First real sword and am satisfied with it is awesome and all be getting more
Better than expected. Perfect. Will order more.
The Dojo Pro Katana Model #12 is a value-oriented mid-range product focused on being as functional as possible for the price. The blade is excellent in terms of quality, balance, sharpness, niku and very tough. The bo hi makes the blade noticeably lighter and has a satisfying tachi kaze - sound of the air being cut. The koshirae are basic and plain, with limited decorative details, but not at all bad. It's comfortable to draw and hold. The ito wrap is very well done. Not my first katana but the one I wish I had bought first. The perfect beginners katana for someone who wants to be able to learn to cut. It's tough and it looks good.
Comes sharp enough to cut what it should, strong enough to survive hitting what it shouldn’t. No nonsense simple yet attractive design. It’s everything I could ask for as a starter to the whole sword hobby. The only issue I had is that the scabbard is easy to chip, but that’s not too much of a problem if you’re being careful as you should be.
Excellent sword and build quality looks fantastic, I couldn’t be happier!
I have many Katanas, all of which are really good but this is one i primarily use. Ive used it quite a lot already and it will be used a lot more.
This blade cuts through water bottles and newspapers like it's nothing! It's incredibly sharp and the balance seems nice for a novice like myself. The bohi looks amazing, the saya has a nice finish, and while the diamonds on the handle are not all perfect they're tightly wrapped and seem very solid. My only real gripe with this beautiful sword is that the blade was completely covered in oil and even some sawdust from the saya when I unsheathed it the first few times. All things considered, this is a strong and well made sword for a very friendly price. Highly recommended!