Spring steel hand-forged KATANA : The Practical Dragonfly Bo Hi is a high quality katana (practice use). Best value.
* Sugata (Blade style):
o Hand-forged curved blade with Hi (groove) on both sides and with Chu-Kissaki (tip). Spring steel (C55Si7). The hardness of the Mune and of the Ha (blade edge) is 55° HRC Rockwell. The blade spine is iori-mune, the edge is without Niku (cutting sharp blade).
+ Nagasa (blade length from Habaki): 71.12 cm (28 inches); 74.2 cm (29 inches); 75.8 cm (30 inches) or 77.3 cm (31 inches) m
+ Sori (curvature): ca. 2.54 cm
+ Moto-Kasane (Thickness): ca. 0.79 cm
+ Saki-Haba : 24 mm.
+ Moto-Haba: 32 mm.
+ Balance point (measured from Habaki): ca. 11 cm.
o Nakago (tongue) with Mei (inscription) according to the tradition: WKC - year of production.
* Fuchi-Kashira (Cap):
o Beautifully carved with Dragonfly. Carbon steel (C45). Steel oxidized, black color.
* Tsuka (Grip):
o Wood grip, adapted to the tongue. Length 30.5 cm.
* Tsuka-ito (handle wrap):
o Premium-cotton. Tight.
o Real white ray skin or blackened.
* 2 Menuki:
o Brass, hand polished. Dragonfly shape. One each side, traditional mounting of menuki.
o Brass color. Made in 1 piece.
* 2 Mekugi:
o Bamboo wood, based upon the traditional method to seat the pins. The 2 mekugi-ana are drilled diagonal and conical into the tongue. The mekugi are fitted from opposite side.
* Tsuba (Guard):
o Carbon steel (C45), hand polished. Steel oxidized, black color round shape or musashi shape.
* Saya (Scabbard):
o Selected white wood. Black lacquered. Curved according to the Sori. The Koi-guchi (mouth piece) is made of buffalo horn. Saya with kurikata and 2 shitodome to hold the Obi.
o Black (cord sed for tying the Saya to the Obi - knob on the Saya).
* Total Weight:
o 1160 gr. without Saya.
* Included Accessories:
o Protective cloth bag.