Fully Functional Japanese 9260 Spring Steel Katana
Approximate Size: Overall Length 102 (cm) / Blade Length 72 (cm)
Weight: 1.45 Kg
Material: 9260 Silicon Alloy Spring Steel
Blade: Fully Sharpened (Razor Sharp)
Condition: Brand New
Features of this Katana:
Blade: 9260 Silicon Alloy Spring Steel
Blood Groove: on both sides
Blade Edge: fully sharpened (Razor Sharp)
Habaki (Blade Collar) & Seppa (Spacer) Material: brass
Tsuba (Hand Guard): Handmade copper Eagle tsuba
Fuchi (Handle Collar) and Kashira (Handle Buttcap): copper
Tsuka (Handle): authentic white ray skin with ornament menuki
Tang: full tang with 2 Mekugi pegs
Saya (scabbard): silver lacquered hardwood Saya
Sword Bag: silk sword bag,
You are looking at a fully functional Japanese spring steel katana. The blade is handmade from 9260 Silicon Alloy Spring Steel. This type of blade has more lateral strength and is easier for Tameshigiri (bamboo/mat cutting) from the weight and the reduced drag.
The 9260 is a silicon alloy which has a significantly increased fatigue resistance compared to standard carbon steel. The addition of 2% silicon changes the behaviour of the steel drastically for use in a katana. The spring steel blade is most commonly seen in application on fencing foils where it needs to withstand a high degree of bend and still be able to return to center.
The balance of the blade is perfect and the sword is completely functional and very sharp. It can be used for drills, practice and cutting tests.
The silver lacquered Saya is made of high quality hardwood. The handmade copper tsuba features a Japanese eagle design. This sword is a excellent sword for training (perfectly suitable for Tameshigiri) and it is also a beautiful piece of art work that can used as display at home or office.