Dojo Pro Katana Model #3 Samurai Sword
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Dojo-Pro Katana Model #3 Samurai Sword
Twin crane tsuba
With over 30 models of katana 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 am recently new to katanas, but have been into swords for a long time. My wife actually bought me my first "real" sword - a Valiant Kriegschwert - which I adore. If I'm honest, it was my recent acquisition of the Ghost of Tsushima video game (and subsequent re-watching of Yojimbo and Seven Samurai) that made me fall in love with katanas all over again. See, my grandfather had a daisho from Japan, from just after WW2. As I was growing up, it fascinated me. So I went out and first bought a cheap, beater katana off of Amazon because I thought I just wanted something cheap to mess around with. It was a mess indeed, and I quickly realized it lacked all the quality of my grandfather's set. It was almost painful to see something so like those glorious swords, but such a pale imitation. That's when I started to do some serious research and found Ronin. After a lot of internet sleuthing, hemming and hawing, my wife (bless her) once again for my birthday said - just get it. So I did. And I couldn't be happier. I study martial arts at a dojo called Way of the Crane, so the tsuba for the #3 was special for me. The silk ito and sageo were just like the ones from my childhood, and the horn accents on the saya really drove it home. But the blade was something else. Straight, sharp, the geometry just says CUT. Drawing this sword lets you know that something is going to be in more pieces than it was, real soon. But it's responsive and agile, while still wanting to shear through whatever is in front of it. It's a workhorse, yes - but a workhorse like those Budweiser Clydesdales - it's gorgeous. There are now a total of three swords in my collection. A beater, and two amazing blades. The Valiant has a brother now in this Ronin and I couldn't be more pleased. Now I just need to get it some friends!
This sword is amazing! It does not rattle or shake at all. I will probably buy another.
I've really only heard great things about Ronin katanas. I think that holds true. Very excited to get this katana so quickly from Texas. It was a quick ship. Upon opening it though I was surprised to see so many 'made in china' labels: on the box, the sword bag, etc. VERY glad it doesn't say made in china on the seppa or habaki, so many out there do. I'm guessing that some of the parts are purchased and then assembled by Ronin. They did a good job too. It's solid, everything is tight and smooth. The brass had some tarnish to it upon opening, after using some Flitz it cleared right up. For some reason I thought all Ronin blades had a bo-hi, and was happy to see it didn't have one. The blade looks great after a polish to get some of the long term storage wax off the blade, though it's troublesome removing the remnant in the Saya though, but I'm sure over time it will disappear. Biggest complaint is that the cord or Sageo end on one side is fraying badly. The other is held together with thin string. It must have come off after opening, even though I'm careful with my swords. Within a day it had loosened and fell off. So for now its held together with a hair tie until I figure out a way to make it permanent and not unravel any more... As far as the cutting goes, it is sharp but needs some more sharpening, so that was a little disappointing to those who might want to use it right away. The buffalo horn ends of the saya look great! Good color and polish. One minor scuff on the kurikata. Overall it feels and looks good, and after some sharpening performs well. Good steel for a fair price.
This is my first Kah-tah-nah. Looking for a functional sword at a reasonable price can be quite challenging however Ronin has made this achievable. Kojiri, Kurikata, Koiguchi all in polished buffalo horn. Seppa, Habaki in Brass. Ito in Silk. Solid iron Tsuba.Saya in a black flawless laquar finish. All fittings tight. This in a affordable sword is almost unheard of . The Blade. Very sharp out of box. Polish exceptional. Weight perfectly balanced. Cutting incredibly fluid. I needed one sword for Kendo training and Ronin's Dojo Pro Katana made that possible.
Received it in Australia quite quickly, full tracking was available. Although definitely sharp, it is not the sharpest blade I have- it is certainly functionally sharp for cutting. Kurikata fell off in my hand on first draw and its fittings were loose, however this was an easy fix- used fletching glue and have not had a problem since. Despite being a somewhat heavy blade, it is nicely balanced and has a good natural feel and flow, the contoured tsuba I believe helps with this to a large degree. The finish is simplistic and very well done which is something I find very attractive about it- along with high quality traditional style fittings that suit it very nicely. Apart from the minor repairs I had to make, ALL other fittings and furnishings are very secure and solid. I expected to see waxy or oily residue on the blade as it is a high carbon steel, this in no way affects usability at all. All in all it is a very nice Katana, and one I can see myself using for years. It is built for functionality and it feels like it- a serious piece of kit and quite a surprise for a production piece. I will definitely be getting the matching Wakizashi in the not too distant future. Thank you, Andy
The box that the sword came in wasn't very fancy or anything but it came with a free sword bag so that's a plus. For the first few draws there was a waxy residue on the blade, but it's for stopping rust and it comes off after the first few draws. The blade itself is an excellent cutter. I botched a cut and hit a piece of aluminum and there was barely a scratch. The only problem I had with it was that it was EXTREMELY difficult to dissasemble, I took the mekugi pins out and started hitting my hand to get the blade loose, but it WOULD NOT come loose. After a long time of vigorously hitting my hand(it hurt a lot) it came loose. Overall it's a good sword, it was just difficult to disassemble, and that might've just been a fluke
I've had my Dojo Pro for a few years now and its still in great shape. The blade comes extremely sharp, scary sharp. It cuts through leather like its butter. This particular model has the nicest looking tsuba in my opinion. The only thing I dont like is that there is a waxy residue inside the sheath that rubs onto the blade, its probably used to help control moisture or something, but its kind of annoying having to rub it off everytime.