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SBG Torakami Katana

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Specification:

Manufacturer: SBG
Condition: Brand New
Total length: 103 cm
Blade length: 2.45 shaku / 74 cm
Kissaki: Chu Kissaki
Bo-Hi: Yes
Motohaba: 3 cm
Sakihaba: 2,5 cm
Tsuka: 29 cm
Weight: 1050 gr
High Carbon Steel: T-10 High-Carbon Steel
Temper: Differential Clay-Tempered
Polish: Hybrid polish
Sugata: Shinogi Zukuri
Hamon: Gunome Midare
Boshi: Ko-maru
Fittings: Iron Tsuba, Fuchi, Kashira Tiger Themed
Habaki&Seppa: Brass Habaki, Copper Seppa
Tsuka Ito: Brown-Silk, artificial
Saya: Ishime (Black-Matt)
Fully dis-mountable: yes

Manufacturer Link: http://sbg-sword-store.sword-buyers-guide.com/product90.html

Description:

The 2.45 shaku (29″) hand forged and polished blade is made from high quality T-10 High Speed Tool Steel, chosen because of its relative tensile strength and scratch resistant properties (HRC 58-62 on the edge and 54-56 on the spine) and has a bo-hi (fuller) to lighten and balance the it to achieve optimal performance.

The blade has a full length nakago (tang) and is differentially hardened with a natural hamon. It also has a sharper blade than the basic SBG Kuramono Katana, with a sueprior 12 step polishing process applied instead of the traditional 10 step process. The brass habaki is carefully fitted to the blade, which fits perfectly into a textured black saya with extra thick and hard wearing brown sageo. The tsuba is made of solid brass, depicting two tigers stalking through a bamboo jungle. The tsuka is 11″ long and perfectly friction fitted to the blade and secured with two top quality bamboo mekugi. The tsuka is extremely tightly wrapped (in the correct, alternating style) over real black rayskin with high quality brown synthetic silk ito as default that is actually TOUGHER wearing than REAL silk (but from an aesthetic sense is virtually indistinguishable from the real thing). The tsuka assembly has high quality solid brass, silvered menuki ornaments, depicting a dragon. Made for both performance, aesthetics and durability – this is a Katana built to stand the tests of time.

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