Kusanaji Katana



Folded steel, hand-forged differentially hardened KATANA ''Kusanaji''. These are the technical specifications:

  • Sugata (Blade style):
    • Hand-forged curved blade with narrow Hi (groove) on both sides which ends by the middle of the blade and a wider Hi that ends 31 cm from the Habaki. The blade is sharp on both sides from this point onwards. The blade spine is iori-mune, the edge is without Niku (cutting sharp blade).


  • Folded Steel (C45, C105W- USA: Steel 1095). The hardness of its Mune is ca 43° and the Ha (blade edge) is ca 60° HRC Rockwell 13 times folded to achieve ca. 8192 layers. Traditional clay-wrapping technique for differential hardening. There are beautiful hada (grain in steel, pattern of folding the steel) in the blade.
  • Dimensions:
    • Nagasa (blade length): ca. 71 cm / 28 inch.
    • Sori (curvature): ca.1.52 cm / 0,6 inch.
    • Moto-Kasane (Thickness at base): ca. 8 mm/ 0.31 inch.
    • Saki-Haba (width at tip): ca. 25 mm / 0.95 inch.
    • Moto-Haba (width at base): ca. 32 mm / 1.26 inch.
    • Balance point (measured from Habaki): ca.12 cm / 4.72 inch.
  • Nakago (tongue) with Mei (inscription) according to the tradition: WKC and year of production.



  • Kashira (Cap):
    • Beautifully carved and with a special design. Carbon steel (C45). Browned.
  • Tsuka (Grip):
    • Wood grip, adapted to the tongue. Length ca. 26,5 cm.
  • Tsuka-ito (handle wrap):
    • Pure silk. Tight.
  • Samé:
    • Real white ray skin.
  • 2 Menuki:
    • Brass, hand-polished, gold-plated. Dragonfly shape. One on each side, traditional mounting of Menuki.
  • Habaki:
    • Brass. 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):
    • Hand-polished browned carbon steel with special design.
  • 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 used for tying the Saya to the Obi - knob on the Saya).
  • Weight:
    • ca. 1 030 gr. (ca. 36.33 oz) without saya
    • ca. 1 370 gr. (ca. 48.32 oz) with saya
  • Included Accessories:
    • Soft protective cloth bag with nice colourful embroidery.

Delivery term: 7-8 weeks.

Para pagos contra reembolso se solicitará una señal del 25%.

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