Samurai Sword Clay Tempered Katana Model #13
- Calculated at Checkout
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
Hello everyone, I am quite new to sword collecting but I do have many years of martial arts experience having been an amateur MMA fighter and boxer. Now, I am just a student nurse blowing off steam by collecting katanas. Anyway, when looking into buying an entry-level katana, I came across the RK#13 and I have to say that I am really happy that was the case. The RK#13 has a tight construction in which all the furniture feels specially made for this individual sword. The furniture itself is exceptionally crafted and features a wind motif. The blade is straight, sharp, and has what looks like a beautiful genuine hamon. In hand, the RK#13 feels very wieldable and a pleasure to swing. The RK#13 lives up to its wind motif as it effortlessly pierces the air to strike its target.
I purchased this sword after viewing a destruction test by reviewer Mathew Jensen on his you tube channel. I own several Dojo Pro Katana's from Ronin Katana however i wanted an entry level blade that had the fit and finish I expected from Ronin. It didn't disappoint. I recommend the entry level blades for persons who are just starting out in Martial studies or just want to have fun cutting water bottles in their backyard.
I’m giving it a 4 star because there is a little rust (small dots at least 4 spots) on the blade. Also, Every time I sheath back in the sword it always catches dirt from the saya. Im not sure if that’s normal. Other than than, it’s a beautiful sword and very sharp too.