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Ronin Elite Laminated Katana #1

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  • Ronin Elite Laminated Katana #1
  • Ronin Elite Laminated Katana #1
  • Ronin Elite Laminated Katana #1
  • Ronin Elite Laminated Katana #1
  • Ronin Elite Laminated Katana #1


Ronin Elite Laminated Katana Fan Favorites Series Model #1


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: Synthetic silk sageo, buffalo horn inserts.

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

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6 Reviews

  • 5

    Erik Klee

    Posted by Erik Klee on May 1st 2023

    Very good workmanship

  • 5

    Ronin Elite Model #1

    Posted by Eugene Chen on Apr 21st 2023

    Wow , this was my third purchase and more than satisfy . Show my friend and he is envious ( he has more than a dozen In his collection and this was by far better than what he has at similar price point and comparable to his favorite that cost twice as much )

  • 5

    Quality katana

    Posted by Samuel O'donnell on Jul 29th 2022

    This is my fist real katana and for the price I’m very impressed I’ve been doing a lot of research and this is the best bang for your buck by far, blade is very sharp and everything is crafted perfectly, just an overall beautiful katana.

  • 5

    Katana 1

    Posted by Jacub on Oct 25th 2021

    Beautiful. Clean. Solid. My first real katana and it exceeded my expectation.

  • 5

    Awesome Sword!

    Posted by Peter Janjanin on Oct 5th 2021

    The quality and sharpness is top notch!

  • 5

    Ronin elite katana

    Posted by Raymond Grove on Sep 4th 2021

    Well made and better then expected. This is a working Katana for the troops.

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