Heart of the Dragon Katana Round Tsuba TÜV



Wonderful folded steel, hand-forged KATANA : The Practical Heart of the Dragon has a silver-plated Habaki. The Menuki is gold-plated. Delivered with a certificate of authenticity. Excellent value. WKC katanas are the only in the world that are ISO-9001-2000 certified, and have 1 year warranty against blade breakage.

The first katana in the world to be tested and aproved by TüV

  • Sugata (Blade style):


    • Hand-forged curved blade with BoHi (groove) and with long tip. Folded steel (45C & C55Si7). 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. 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, ideal for Tameshigiri. (cutting sharp blade).
    • Dimensions:
      • Nagasa (blade length): 28 inch.
      • Sori (curvature): ca.0,6 inch.
      • Moto-Kasane (Thickness): ca. 5/16 inch.
      • Saki-Haba : 24 mm.
      • Moto-Haba: 32 mm.
      • Balance point (measured from Habaki):ca. 11 cm
    • Nakago (tongue) with Mei (inscription) according to the tradition: WKC - 2005
  • Kashira (Cap):
    • Beautifully carved with Dragon. Carbon steel (C45). Steel oxidized, black color.
  • Tsuka (Grip):
    • Wood grip, adapted to the tongue. Length: 13 inch / 30 cm.
  • Tsuka-ito (handle wrap):
    • Pure silk, brown. Tight.
  • Samé:
    • Real ray skin in black colour.
  • 2 Menuki:
    • Brass, hand-polised, gold-plated. Dragon shape. One 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):
    • Carbon steel (C45), hand polished. Steel oxidized, black color.
  • Saya (Scabbard):
    • 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.
  • Sageo:
    • Brown (cord used for tying the Saya to the Obi - knob on the Saya).
  • Total Weight:
    • 1 150 gr. without Saya.
    • 1 520 gr. with Saya.
  • Included Accessories:
  • Protective cloth bag with nice colourfull emboirdery.

Delivery, 8 to 10 weeks.

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


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