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PAUL CHEN MUSASHI ELITE KATANA - BATTLE READY - FREE SHIPPING
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PAUL CHEN MUSASHI ELITE KATANA - BATTLE READY - FREE SHIPPING

R11,000.00

Miyamoto Musashi, arguably the most famous swordmaster in Japanese history, fought more than 60 duels before retiring and writing his famous treatise on swordplay, the "Book of Five Rings". Development of the two-sword style of swordplay, with the Daito (long sword) and Wakizashi being used together, is credited to Musashi. Mounted in black, the Musashi is faithful to the original down to the famous double-ring iron tsubas. The tsuka-ito is in leather over ray skin. The blade is hand-forged in high-carbon steel, with new geometry to enhance cutting ability. It is edge-tempered using the traditional clay tempering method, resulting in a distinct hamon. Edge hardness is HRC60, back hardness HRC40. The golden menuki are of Musashi's hat and oars relating to the famous duel at Ganryu island, where he defeated Sasaki Kojirou with only a boat oar. The grip is double-pegged to the tang for safety. Supplied with a protective cloth bag and traditional maintenance kit.

  • Hanwei Forge Paul Chen Katana
  • Fully functional live blade Shinken Katana "real sword"
  • Double Ring Black Iron tsuba
  • Black leather tsuka ito
  • Genuine same (rayskin) inlay
  • Black matte saya
  • Shorter tsuka (handle) than original Musashi
  • Forged high carbon steel blade
  • Differentially tempered
  • Improved blade geometry
  • This katana is hand made and each is unique - size and weight will vary
  • Blade length: 29"
  • Handle length: 11"
  • Overall length: 41"
  • Weight: 2lb 11oz
  • Point of Balance: 5"
  • Width at Guard: 1.38"
  • Width at Tip: 1.08"
  • Thickness at Guard: .25"
  • Thickness at Tip: .14"
  • Sori: 3/4"

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