Samurai Sword Clay Tempered Katana Model #12
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Ronin Katana Hand Forged Clay Tempered Samurai Sword With Real Hamon Model #12
Steel: Differentially hardened 1045 katana blade
Saya: Lacquered wood
Weight: 2.2 pounds
POB: 3 1/2- 4 inches
Length in saya: 42 inches
Tsuka: 11 inches with real ray skin and double pins
Blade: 28 inches
Habaki to tip: 27 inches
Tsuba, fuchi, kashira, & menuki: Zinc alloy
Really good first katana affordable and we'll built for it's price definitely going to get another one in the future.
Very nice katana. Was a little heavier than expected. Sharp and everything was tight and solid. Would buy another katana from Ronin KATANA
I will say now that this is my first sword, so I do not know if my expectations are realistic. Arrived and everything seemed alright about it. Just a couple little random marks on the blade that I’m sure is a result of the price point. Very detailed and good looking sword. I decided to try testing it by slicing a piece of paper and it simply would not cut it. It required significant pressure to finally force the blade through the paper, and I would hardly call it a cut as the paper ripped in multiple directions. I ran my finger over the blade with slight pressure and did not get cut, nor did it feel like more pressure would have cut me. I’ve been able to just slice sheets of paper with other knives, switchblades, etc. with no problem at all. If I’m wrong and the sword isn’t supposed to be able to do that, let me know. Otherwise, sharpness was disappointing.
What you get for the price is amazing. Flat planes on the blade, legit Hamon, and beautiful fittings. Would definitely buy again.
The katana really blew me away fit and finish is awesome and the edge is super sharp can't get over the quality for the price
I was looking for a real Katana that wouldn't cost an arm & a leg, something in the "$300 or less" price range. Considered the Dojo Pro series, but decided on the RK since I didn't care about looks but functionality. First impressions: it looks GOOD, way nicer than I expected for the money I spent. The fittings are tight, nothing rattles, ito wrapped nicely, and the fit on the saya is perfect. The blade is super-sharp, cuts thru paper like butter. I plan to use this on cutting mats only, so I don't think this blade will have a problem with those. Blade looked great, no nicks, dents, etc. and the hamon is nicely done. Shout out the folks at Ronin Katana, especially Chris for answering my questions so quickly. Shipping was super-fast, ordered Sunday evening and the sword arrived on Tuesday afternoon.
For an entry level katana, you cannot match the fit and finish of this sword. It's tight and well constructed. Having a true hamon also adds to the overall quality. I would recommend.