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Ikigai Minamoto Katana (AW1652)

Regular price £189.99

IKIGAI MINAMOTO KATANA

'Ikigai' Minamoto Hand Forged Katana in 1060 High Carbon Steel.

This handmade katana is made of 1060 high carbon folded steel. Each blade is lovingly forged in fire and beaten until the impurities are removed from the steel, leaving only the finest blade. It is heat tempered in the traditional manner and quenched in oil and water. The wooden handle is wrapped in genuine Stingray skin (Samekawa) before the traditional cotton handle wrapping (Tsukamaki).


Overall Length (cm) 102.5
Blade Length (cm) 71
Handle Length (cm) 27
Blade Width (cm) 3
Blade Thickness (cm) 0.75
Blade Material 1060 High Carbon Hand Forged Steel
Handle Material Wood
Blade Hardness HRC 58
Saya Material Hard Wood
Tsuba Material Zinc alloy
Fittings Material Zinc alloy
Sageo Material Cotton

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