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Previous Item Next Item Get Item Price Bamboo Stick Katana (竹刀)

Bamboo Stick

In 1876, the Samurai were banned from carrying their swords. This attempt to end a thousand year tradition was not received well by the proud warrior class and the "stick katana" was born. Innocuous walking canes now concealed the revered blades, but the katana lived on. The Bamboo Stick Katana combines an artfully carved bamboo scabbard and handle with a blade (nagasa) that is constructed of hand-forged 1065 high-carbon steel and is differentially tempered using a traditional claying method. The edge hardness and resilient blade body produced by this technique embody the true secret of the Samurai sword.

  • Hanwei Forge Paul Chen Katana
  • Fully functional live blade Shinken Katana "real sword"
  • Hand forged and tempered 1065 steel blade
  • Hand carved
  • Genuine temper line
  • This katana is hand made and each is unique - size and weight will vary
  • Blade length:  27 1/4"
  • Handle length:   11 1/2"
  • Overall length:  39 1/4"
  • Weight:  1lb 13oz
  • Point of Balance:  5 1/2"
  • Width at Guard:  1.12"
  • Width at Tip:  .75"
  • Thickness at Guard:  .26"
  • Thickness at Tip:  .17"
  • Sori:  3/4"
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Bamboo Stick Katana

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