Eye of the Tiger Katana



Wonderful folded steel, hand-forged KATANA : The Eye of the Tiger has a special 24 carat hard gold-plated blade. The Habaki and the Menuki are gold-plated too. An acid-etched Tiger on both sides of the Habaki. Delivered with a certificate of authenticity.

  • Shobu -Zukuri (Blade style):
    • Hand-forged curved blade with a Bohi (groove) and long tip. 24 carats hard-gold-plated blade. Folded steel (C45 & C105W- USA: Steel 1095). 13 times folded to achieve 8192 layers, traditional clay-wrapping technique for differential hardening. There are beautiful Hada (grain in steel, pattern of folding the steel) in the blade. The hardness of its Mune is ca 43° and the Ha (blade edge) is ca 60° 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. 1,52 inch /0,6 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.8 cm / 3.15 inch.
      • Nakago (tongue) with Mei (inscription) according to the tradition: WKC - year of production.


  • Kashira (Cap):
    • Beautifully carved. Carbon steel (C45). Steel oxidized, black color.
  • Tsuka (Grip):
    • Wood grip, adapted to the tongue. Length: 12 inch / 30,5 cm.
  • Tsuka-ito (handle wrap):
    • Pure silk. Tight.
  • Samé:
    • Real white ray skin.
  • 2 Menuki:
    • Brass, hand-polished, gold-plated. Dragon shape. One each side, traditional mounting of Menuki.
  • Habaki:
    • 24 carat hard gold-plated. Made in 1 piece.
  • Seppa:
    • 24 carat hard gold-plated.
  • 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. 24 carat hard gold-plated
  • 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:
    • Green (cord used for tying the Saya to the Obi - knob on the Saya).
  • Total Weight:
    • ca. 1 220 gr. (ca. 43.03 oz) without Saya.
    • ca. 1 550 gr. (ca. 54.67 oz) with Saya.
  • Included Accessories:
    • Protective cloth bag with nice colourful embroidery.

Estimated delivery time: 2 - 4 Weeks.

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

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