Available with either an aluminum or steel blade in a variety of Tsuba (guard) designs. Hilt available with base leather grip or traditional Tsuka-ito (cord wrap) over leather/rayskin.
Our katana is offered with a more economical leather grip as a base. Our Tsuka-ito (traditional cord wrap) grip is offered over either leather or a more historically accurate ray skin interior. Our blade is made in the Shobu-Zukuri style where the cutting edge curves smoothly into the point. At 28 inches, the blade reaches the more commonly used upper historical length and our 10 inch grip leaves more than enough room for two-handed use. Yet, it's balanced for ease of either single or two handed technique.
The katana is a Japanese sword that belongs to the nihontō family of swords. It is characterized by a moderately curved, slender, single-edged blade of a length greater than 24 inches (61cm) with a circular or squared guard (tsuba) and a grip long enough to accommodate two hands.
Our grip leather is cut from a 3oz 100% genuine high quality whole cowhide. Semi-transparent aniline dyed for a full depth of color while maintaining the natural grain. Made in the USA.
Our stingray leather is sourced from non-endangered dasyatis stingray native to the Atlantic. Cut from 100% genuine full stingray hide in a caviar (standard) finish. This finish leaves the outer hide unaltered and maintains it's natural pearled ridges. Rayskin is extremely durable (25x stronger than cowhide) and naturally resists scratches, scuffing, or punctures. Made in the USA.
Blade is either aircraft grade aluminum or solid carbon steel. Guard and pommel are both solid carbon steel. Pommel is held with a recessed 5/16 retention nut on the threaded tang for easy maintenance.
Blade: Length - 28" / Width - 1.125" to .75"
Tsuba: Length - 3" / Width - 3"
Grip: Length - 10" / Diameter - 1.25"
Pommel: Length - 1.25" / Width - .75"
Total Length: 39"
Aluminum Weight: 23 oz / 1.44 lbs
Steel Weight: 34.6 oz / 2.16 lbs