Scratch and Dent Dojo Pro Katana Model #31 Musashi O-Katana
- Calculated at Checkout
This is the scratch and dent version of the Dojo-Pro Katana Model #31 O-Katana
Ronin's Scratch and Dent Guide:
This sword has been discounted due to dents, dings, chips, or rust. It is safe and usable for cutting.
All Scratch & Dent sword sales are final. We do not provide refunds on S&D items.
Steel: Through hardened 1060
Saya: Hand cut and polished buffalo horn Kurikata, Koguchi and Kojiri.
Weight: 3.2 pounds
POB: 5 1/2- 6 inches
Length in saya: 47.5 inches
Tsuka: 12 inches
Blade: 33 inches
Habaki to tip: 32 inches
Ito: Black Silk
Sageo: Black & White Silk
Fuchi: Blackened iron
Kashira: Blackened iron
"Scratch and dent"? Where? Minor surface rust on the tsuka that wiped right off. If I were being incredibly nitpicky, one of the menuki is a little misaligned but you'd have to be a pretty miserable person to find any real fault in this sword, even at twice the price. More importantly, it feels light and easy to move with. If you're in the market for a comfortable, beautiful O-katana you should jump at this bargain. I can't believe how well it moves. And yes, it is very sharp. Mine is, at any rate. This is my 1st Ronin Katana but it will not be my last. I highly recommend!
What a beauty of a sword, haven’t cut with it yet but I know its going to be a good one. I’m not sure why it was on the scratch and dent sale, can’t find anything wrong with it but I’m glad it was. This is a great sword at a great price.
I got this as a low-risk buy just to try out one of Ronin’s dojo pro models (I’m a big fan of their Elite swords, so I was curious how the middle-grade models would perform). As someone who’s 6’4”, I also had been wanting this type of longer katana. My sword arrived this week, and I’ve already done some backyard cut testing. My impressions so far: Wow. Seriously. This sword is excellent all around. The blade is frighteningly sharp out of the box. It was perfectly shaped and honed. For a sword this long, it handles like its shorter cousins—great balance, tightly constructed, and a well-wrapped handle that doesn’t slip or feel bulky even swinging one-handed. The only thing I could find that maybe put this on the scratch and dent sale list were a few barely-noticeable scratches on one part of the saya—the blade itself is flawless. For the cut test, I used five-gallon, soft plastic water-filled jugs, but I may as well have been using butter. The sword sliced right through effortlessly, making perfectly clean cuts that didn’t even make the remaining bottom half move. Upon inspecting the sword, there was not even the slightest scratch, dent, or blemish. I’ve had much more expensive swords not perform this well on the same test. All around, I’m very impressed…so impressed I actually ordered another dojo pro model to add to the collection. I haven’t found anything that matches Ronin’s value at their affordable prices.