Dojo-Pro Katana Model #19
moon over waves theme
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 Ewan on Sep 15th 2015
This model is simplistic utilitarian beauty with just the right amount of style. The black silk/rayskin handle is well-done and tight. The blackened iron tsuba/guard is a crescent-moon with clouds theme which is highly Shinobi-oriented. This along with the sturdy monosteel torso-cutter style blade creates a katana any Master Ninja would be proud to own. The gloss black saya is very sleek as well. My only complaint is that I noticed a small gap of rayskin missing near the endcap/kashira where I can see underneath a bit. Otherwise, this is a quality weapon of style and function The balance feels great, and it's a joy to handle.
Posted by Timotei on Jul 30th 2015
I purchased this Katana in July during the monthly sale and I have to say it was an amazing purchase! It feels more expensive than what is being spent. The build quality is better than expected! The only thing I dislike about this sword is the handle material. It appears to be a kind of plastic. However it's durable and comfortable. And with the hand wrapping it is not noticeable. Overall, I'm very pleased with this Katana and in the future I may splurge on Ronin's higher price point swords. 5/5 You get more than what you pay for!
Posted by Dana on Jul 12th 2015
Tight fittings, iron tsuba, tight wrapping, and looks simple and beautiful. The monosteel blade is very tough, and holds its edge well. A great buy for the price!
Posted by Jason S 7-8-15 on Jul 8th 2015
The reviews you read that tear this Dojo Pro apart are very inaccurate, I can't believe it was made in China, it's a 90 percent flawless sword, all fittings and wrap are tight, I cannot believe the blade on this slicing machine for the price, it's magnificent, puts most other if not all others to shame. THANKS RONIN!!!! 7-8-2015
Posted by Josh Evans on Jun 11th 2015
I started shopping around for a "real" sword a few months before ronin released this model. I had a hard time deciding on which one to get because there's so many on the market to choose from. After reading about Ronin on the sword buyers guide website i checked out their site and fell in love with this blade. It took a little over a week to get, it was over thanksgiving weekend. I have to say the pics don't do these swords justice, you have to hold one to really appreciate what a work of art they are. The tsuka was tight, as were all the wrappings. As for the blade, all i can say is,wow! I didn't have anything to cut except for some leftover Halloween pumpkins. Every slice was like something from a samurai movie. The slice was so clean that the top part of the cut didn't move right away, but since it was on an angle, it slowly slid off. Upon further inspection of my first cut i noticed how clean it was, even the seeds were halved! I would highly recommend this sword or any other sword Ronin produces.
All prices are in USD