Dojo Pro Katana Model #4
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Dojo-Pro Katana Model #4
With over 30 katana models for sale, Ronin's dojo pro line of samurai swords is the largest Japanese sword line in the world. Each unique tsuba is based on an actual antique Japanese katana. The pro line is extensively tested yearly, with testing videos published on you tube having received nearly 5 million views. Ronin has destroyed over $10,000 in swords to help educate the public in what our swords can, and can not do. Ronin strives to produce a safe and reliable workhorse sword that is welcome in dojos around the world. Ronin is a global brand with retailers based in the United States, Europe, and Japan.
Steel: Through hardened 1060 steel samurai sword
Saya: Hand cut and polished buffalo horn Kurikata, Koguchi and Kojiri.
Weight: 2.6 pounds
POB: 4 1/2- 5 inches
Length in saya: 42 inches
Tsuka: 11 inches
Blade: 28 inches
Habaki to tip: 27 inches
Sageo: Synthetic silk
Fuchi: Backened iron
Kashira: Blackened iron
Overall I was very pleased with this katana. The balance is good and everything came really tight and solid. I like how solid the tsuba was and it didn't have any sharp edges like I've heard other people report. The wrapping was tight and nothing rattles or came loose. The blade is straight and came pretty sharp. It polished up nice and didn't have any blemishes on it. My only complaint was with the saya. It had a few scratches at the bottom and the kurikata had broken loose, damaging the lacquer around it slightly. Aside from that, all of the "working" parts of the katana were well assembled. I was also impressed with Ronin's customer service and how quickly Chris responded to any and all of my emails. I would def recommend this to anyone considering getting one. I plan on getting an elite model in the future.
Bought this "Satori" model in early 2013. It set my standard. It's on the heavy side; which suits me fine, and it's not abnormally so. I like the fittings. The buffalo horn, habaki, and tsuba. The ito was a bit loose; I was able to correct this. The saya is very nice; I personally like the buffalo horn. The ha side of the koiguchi is very thin. I worry about it splitting on a bad draw, so this is strictly a mat cutter right now, no Iai. But, truthfully, that's were this blade excels. Heavy cutting. The blade is a tank. It has the "ghost hamon". It's geometry is suitable. The O-kissaki is a personal fav.
I plan on owning another Ronin very soon. I'm excited to see if the few (small) issues have been addressed.
Again, this sword is a tank. It's cut every target I've put in front of it.