Dojo Pro Katana Model #13
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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
This dotanuki is simply incredible regarding its performance. I have recently used it for iaido tameshigiri in my aikido class, and it sliced through the omote as though it wasn't even there. Upon inspection afterwards, the cutting edge showed no evidence of wear or scratches nor any bending in the blade whatsoever. The tsuka is wrapped nice and tight, providing a firm grip, and the tsuba is aesthetically pleasing as a plain black disc. Highly recommended for any practitioner of iaido; this is a strong sword that will definitely do some serious cutting.
I purchased the Dojo Pro model 13 because after much research, I decided that the Ronin Dojo Pro Series was the best value for the price. I also purchased the Ronin Dojo Pro model 30 due to Ronin's website listing it as at a discounted price. For what these two swords cost, you can not beat the value!!! I am no sword expert by any means but I the common sense to prefer function over art!!! I believe I received both function and art in the purchase of these swords though. I am sure there are other swords from other manufacturers that are similar to these Ronin Dojo Pros but I doubt you would have as smooth of a purchase process as Ronin's website provides!! (That is from how user friendly the website is to use, the many options available, in stock status before you add to cart, secure website for credit card transactions, and finally the speed and accuracy in the shipping process). I wrote and extensive review for the model 30 Dojo Pro katana so you may check that review for more details.
This is a superb blade without equal.
It is a simple, solid, and remarkably well-balanced sword. Cutting is effortless and clean with this weapon. The edge is razor-sharp, the metal itself smooth and unblemished. It is easy to see why these blades are consistently ranked as the best on the market.
If you are looking for a blade that is designed for work rather than fashionable display, then this is the weapon for you.