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Ronin Elite Katana #111

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  • Ronin Elite Katana #111 - Soushu Kitae Lamination
  • Ronin Elite Katana #111 - Soushu Kitae Lamination
  • Ronin Elite Katana #111 - Soushu Kitae Lamination
  • Ronin Elite Katana #111 - Soushu Kitae Lamination
  • Ronin Elite Katana #111 - Soushu Kitae Lamination
  • Ronin Elite Katana #111 - Soushu Kitae Lamination
  • Ronin Elite Katana #111 - Soushu Kitae Lamination
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RRP: $825.00
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 Product Description

Ronin Elite Katana #111

 

This Ronin Elite katana has 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: Traditionally themed tsuba fuchi, kashira, and menuki

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: Silk ito over genuine ray skin.                                                   

Saya: Silk sageo buffalo horn inserts

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

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 Product Reviews

  1. Worth the money!

    Posted by P-ogle on Jan 21st 2018

    I was kind of nervous making this purchase but I am so glad I did. The blade feels great in the hand with its tight Ito wrap and the blade geometry is symmetrical. Symmetry is very important to me, and while I read online that someone else had a bad experience getting one bent and uneven, I did not have this problem. I can also say first hand this blade cuts, as I sliced my pinky down to the bone and it only took a light amount of pressure; perhaps the legend of the Masamune blood hungry sword has some truth to it, or I just should be more careful. Either way, it's an excellent blade. My only complaint is that the kurigata fell out without the Sageo having ever been unwrapped. Other than that, I have no complaints and I love the story behind the replication of this Katana!


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