Folded steel hand-forged Wakizashi : The Dragonfly is a high quality katana specially made for Tameshigiri (practice use). Best value. WKC katanas are the only in the world that are ISO-9001-2000 certified, and have 1 year warranty against blade breakage.
- Sugata (Blade style):
- Hand-forged curved blade WITHOUT a Bohi (groove) and Chu-Kissaki (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).
- Nagasa (blade length from Habaki): 20 inch.
- Nakago (tongue) with Mei (inscription) according to the tradition: WKC – year of production.
Tsuka (Ito and Same):