Dojo Pro Katana Model #20
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Dojo-Pro Katana Model #20
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 was my first sword. I did a lot of research before deciding on my intro sword. Everywhere I read, Ronin Katana Dojo Pro was recommended as the best beater/backyard sword. After receiving the sword, I can see why. All the fittings are nice and tight. The blade is straight. It is very sharp (so, be careful as it can cut you open if you are not careful). Love the reinforced Kissaki. The dark green lacquered saya with black dots looks so awesome. Also, you get a real buffalo horn on the saya. The Ito is also silk which I like way more than the cotton Ito. The Sageo is synthetic silk which is also better than the cotton one. This truly is a beautiful sword in my humble opinion. I did notice that this sword is designed to be a power cutter. So, it's a bit on the heavier side. Also, there is no bo-hi or hamon if that is something you are looking for. But, if you're looking at Dojo Pro, you probably already knew that. They do offer bo-hi version in Dojo Pro though. This model is now discontinued. However, there are still lots of other Dojo Pro models to choose from. I received this sword during the close out sale for $150. At that price, this sword was a steal. Finally, one thing that does deserve praise more than anything is Chris's customer service. If you have a problem with you sword, just email him, and he is very prompt at responding and finding a solution that will work for you. It is very comforting to know that the customer is still cared for even after the purchase which is a BIG DEAL in today's world. All in all, even at the price of around $300, I would buy the Dojo Pro Katana. I probably will at some point. Really looking forward to getting my hands on Model #14 in the future.
The craftsmanship of the sword is amazing in my opinion and for the price it’s pretty unbelievable. I owned a couple hanwei katana in the past and I thought those were high quality until now. The fittings on this ronin is the really nice part to me, the real silk wrap on handle and iron fittings are very nice.
Very nice katana a very good deal for the price and fast shipping.
I’m loving the feel of this sword, the reinforced tip is a huge plus! My only issue with it was some discoloration on the edge of the blade, but for the price ($150, was originally $300) I can hardly complain.
The things I appreciate about this katana are: the saya is a nice dark and pale green with black speckles, the blade is razor sharp from the tip almost all the way down to the tsuba, the tsuka and fittings remain tight after disassembly and reassembling, the tang extends almost all the way down the tsuka, the tsuba and fittings are simple yet solid, the tsuka is very comfortable to hold both single and double handed, the sword is well balanced and does not feel front heavy. A couple small flaws: the ray skin is strips and some wood is visible through the tsuka-ito, the saya is not tight at the tip end of the sword and sword rattles when sheathed. Neither is a deal breaker for me, the saya is an easy fix and the tsuka will stay the way it is. I will be cutting with this sword so the flaws are no big deal to me.
This is a good sword for cutting, a couple minor issues but they are cosmetic and will not affect function. Well worth the closeout sale price, I will shop again during their scratch and dent sale.
Money well spent.I already have my eye on my next purchase from you guys.
i got this in the s&d sale, as a factory second i didn't expect much but holy heck this thing really held its own. the blade only started taking damage when i got bored and stared cutting up a stainless steel sword and the damage isn't to horrible if you had sharpening stone you can fix it. only complaint is the grip severely cracked and became loose when i swung missed the target and smacked a tree with the blunt end of the blade. but for a factory second blade i am very impressed. looking forward to buying more swords from ronin.