Ronin Elite Bare Blade With Bo HI (groove)

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  • Ronin Elite Bare Blade With Bo HI (groove)
  • Ronin Elite Bare Blade With Bo HI (groove)
  • Ronin Elite Bare Blade With Bo HI (groove)
MSRP: $575.00
Now: $450.00
Was: $575.00
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Ronin Elite Bare Blade With Bo Hi (groove)

 

Ronin Elite katana have been traditionally forged and laminated in the soshu kitae tradition (seven panel steel). This school was developed by the legendary Japanese smith Masamune, and combines panels of hard, medium, and soft steels. The core of the blade is formed from softer, more malleable steel giving it exceptional flexibility. A layer of slightly harder steel is bonded to each side of the core to add support. The last layers are a very hard steel bonded to the top, bottom, and both sides of the core forming the ha (cutting edge) mune (back edge) and shinogi-ji (blade flats). This form of laminar construction provided for a sword that could be sharpened to a razor edge due to the hardened steed used for the ha, but was extremely resilient to battle damage due to its softer more flexible core.

 

Blade lamination: Soshu Kitae seven panel steel

Steel: 1095/1060/1045

Tempering: Differentially hardened (clayed) and water quenched        

Rockwell Hardness: 62 edge / 40 spine

Fittings: brass habaki

Kurikata, Koiguch, Kojirii: Polished buffalo horn                                  

Polish: Japanese finger stone polish.

Blade length: 29 inches (habaki to tip)                      

Over all length: 40.9 inches                                              

Tang: Full tang with Ronin kanji.                                  

Grip: 10 inches                              

Wrap: Lacquered wood                                                    

Saya: Lacquered natural wood with buffalo horn inserts

Ability level: Advanced dojo use (bamboo, tatami mats, etc)

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3 Reviews

  • 5
    Bare Blade Elite Katana

    Posted by Michael Jaskolski on May 27th 2019

    Excellent blade, Can't get better for the price.
    I would have liked the yokote to have more presence but over all a great blade for custom mounting.

  • 5
    Exquisite craftsmanship

    Posted by Jordan Schweppe on Mar 28th 2019

    Lovely sword. I found the diamond in the rough! Happy to have done business with you and looking forward to future business, keep up the beautiful master level work.

  • 5
    Absolutely love it!

    Posted by Ian McIntosh on Sep 4th 2018

    I just recently received this katana from Ronin and it is everything I hoped for. The weight and balance are superb, the blade is beautiful and the wood finish is stunning. I am very happy with this order.

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