Practical Dragonfly-Bohi Katana - Sori 1''




Spring steel hand-forged KATANA : The Practical Dragonfly Bohi is a high quality katana. Best value.

  • Sugata (Blade style):
    • Hand-forged curved blade with Bohi (groove) and Chu-Kissaki tip. Spring steel (C55Si7 - USA: Steel 1055). 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. (The blade has got a flat and cutting sharp edge).
    • Dimensions:
      • Nagasa (blade length): ca; 71 cm / 28 inch.
      • Sori (curvature): ca. 2,54 inch /1 inch.
      • Moto-Kasane (Thickness at base): ca. 8 mm/ 0.31 inch.
      • Saki-Kasane (Thickness at tip): ca. 6 mm / 0.23 inch
      • Saki-Haba (width at tip): ca. 24 mm / 0.94 inch.
      • Moto-Haba (width at base): ca. 32 mm / 1.26 inch.
      • Balance point (measured from Habaki): ca.11 cm / 4.33 inch.
      • Nakago (tongue) with Mei (inscription) according to the tradition: WKC – year of production.


  • Fuchi-Kashira (Cap):
    • Beautifully carved. Carbon steel (C45). Steel oxidized, black color.
  • Tsuka (Grip):
    • Wood grip, adapted to the tongue. Length 12inch/ 30,5 cm.
  • Tsuka-ito (handle wrap):
    • Premium-cotton. Tight.
  • Samé:
    • Real white ray skin.
  • 2 Menuki:
    • Brass, hand-polished. Dragonfly shape. One each side, traditional mounting of menuki.
  • Habaki:
    • Brass color. Made in 1 piece.
  • Seppa:
    • Copper.
  • 2 Mekugi:
    • 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):
    • Carbon steel (C45), hand-polished. Steel oxidized, black color.
  • Saya (Scabbard):
    • Selected 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.
  • Sageo:
    • Black (cord sed for tying the Saya to the Obi - knob on the Saya).
  • Total Weight:
    • ca. 1 100 gr. (38.80 oz) without Saya.
    • ca. 1 380 gr. (48.67 oz) with Saya.
  • Included Accessories:
    • Protective cloth bag.



Delivery, 7 to 8 weeks.

25% prepayment required when ordering

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