Samurai Sword Clay Tempered Katana Model #9
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Ronin Katana Hand Forged Clay Tempered Samurai Sword Model#9
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
As I put in all caps above, it's an amazing katana. It stood up to some heavily rolled and overnight soaked newspaper rolls (sometimes, these can be tougher than tatami.) My only complaint was that the habaki and tsuba were a little loose even before cutting. I don't think this is due to manufacturing or stocking, I think it might be due to the shipping process. Chris was really good about the shipping though and got it to me in less than a week so I'm very happy. I plan to purchase more from Ronin in the future
Not a bad katana for the price. Very surprised at the quality. Would like to one day see a matching wakizashi and tanto.
This Katana is really solid and the green is very nice. Its my first Katana and my first full sized sword I have a kindjal and wakizashi but the're both short swords, anyways the blade is really solid the wrap is tight, the guard is rock solid. All in all it was worth every penny and then some. I'd highly recommend it to someone who's looking to buy a good solid sword without breaking the bank
When I received this sword I was very excited because I've seen and read many good things about Ronin Katana. The shipping was crazy fast, ordered it on a thursday and it came on tuesday, again, very impressive. Right when I got it I immediately unsheathed and cut the cardboard box it came in into two pieces, after removing the oil of course. On saturday the following week I went to my friends house and proceeded to cut milk jugs and gatorade bottles. After this cutting session the seppa(I think that's what they're called, they are the fittings on top of and on the bottom of the tsuba)were loose along with the tsuba and habaki. This was disappointing because of all the great things I've heard about Ronin Katana. Maybe I'm just unlucky and got the bad end of the stick. I plan on buying the ronin habaki set #1 and the RK tsuba set Z-16 and I'm going to use them to see if I can get that rock solid fit on a katana that I desire so. The blade on the other hand is amazing for the cheap price, it rivals my friends $400.00 Jian in cutting ability, in fact, I just cut some paper with it. The blade fits snugly in the saya. Other than the loose fittings, there's nothing else I can complain about. I'm impressed by Ronin Katana, even if I did get the bad end of the stick.