Dojo-Pro Katana Model #13
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
For about $300, I would recommend a Ronin Katana for basic cutting, so, you do not mess up a $2,000 to $5,000 katana. If you practice iaido, kenjutsu or iaijutsu and are looking for a sharp sword for practicing technique; then, I would not recommend this sword, because the blade is a little tip heavy. And, this can make one hand technique difficult to control. However, if you have an iaito and an expensive well balance shinken; and, you want want a practical cutter to cut tatami, small branches and water bottles; then, Ronin Katana is a good choice. For me, I think a ko katana would have been a better choice, since I already have another shinken. But, I am happy with my Ronin Katana, model 13. I was not looking for anything fancy - I just wanted an affordable practical cutter that was strong. I love the saya, for me it is well made. And, the fittings are strong. As for the ito on the tsuska, it’s fine. Again, the sword is practical and $300. Not bad at all. If you want something lighter, maybe a ko katana from Ronin will fit your needs. Please be careful and treat the sword with respect, it is like fire.
13 is my lucky number and Ronin Katana did not disappoint. Awesome sword all around. Thanks guys, great work!
A quality sword at a reasonable price
Another amazing sword that won't break the bank!
A quality sword at a reasonable price
I love this Sword
Very strongly built. Solid and thick blade, sharp as a tack too. Definitely an heirloom sword as I will assuredly be giving this to my children. Customer service was okay, they did not respond to an email about some details of the forge but they did however give me a tracking number very quickly. Overall, well pleased.
It came in perfect condition. Handle feels good aswell as the ito. Saya came with no scratches therefore I say 10/10.
Well fitted and tight Only complaint is that 1" from the Habaki is dull and i can sharpen it myself but for 300$ I think it should be completed not a diy project
Ronin Katana #13
I was amazed when I received this sword, the quality is very high for the price point. I found the purchase process effortless and my sword was shipped within 12 hours of my order. I should disclose this is my first "real sword" so I am basing my review on little knowledge. However I buy all kinds of stuff and for $300 I cant imagine there are way better products for the price. I have been swinging this thing around for a week and it is as solid as the day it arrived. My entire experience with Ronin has been a true pleasure and I am definitely going to purchase more from this company. Great work guys and thanks so much for making my introduction to functional swords so perfect.
Dojo pro model 13
This is a wonderful sword. It came out of the box sharp enough that the weight of its blade by itself managed to slice into my dad's leg, which sounds bad, but I assure you its not as bad as it sounds. The handle feels fantastic and the Saya looks beautiful, especially with the horn parts (I'm no sword expert, so I'm afraid I don't know the names of these parts). The fittings on the handle were perfectly lined up with the wrap, and it all looks and feels great. The only downsides to this sword is the sageo cord on the scabard has these freyed ends that are kept from fraying farther by pieces of thread wrapped around them. On mine these pieces of thread fell off right away, but it was easily repairable. Outside of that, my particular sword has the tip bent off. Not enough to really fret about or ask anything of a refund, but enough that I noticed. About no more thant the line on my ruler to see its size. It feels noticeably duller on the point because of this, but it still stabs easy enough. Ultimately, this sword is fantastic, gorgeous, and durable, seeing as it took a full strength swing in to a concrete floor and didn't so much as dull. I will be buying from here again.