Our Katana Blade features a hand ground single edged taper that is 1″ wide at the forte and .4″ at the tip. This blade is a combat ready profile of a Momoyama period (Keicho era) Shinto Katana c.1590 -1615. We chose this era profile simply because it fit our ability to produce them without having to change the profile at all. The Momoyama period Katana was relatively less curved than its predecessors. The curve of the blade is consistent to the era with a “Torii Sori” or center of curve in the center of the blade. This blade is also on the longer side at a total of 2.5 “Shaku” or 30″ (76 mm). This length was fairy common during the Keicho era but not as common earlier. Our Blades are made from high quality 5160 spring steel bar stock tempered to the optimal point where maximum toughness & durability meets hardness, 50 Rockwell C. This blade has a polished finish and the flex is centered just below the tip third of the blade. Great for SCA Cut & Thrust and HEMA combat.
This blade is offered only at 30″ but we can build custom blades per your spec. These blades also come with a 9.5″ straight tang with .5″ of M8 thread. We can build these blades as “customs” with a traditional tang (Nakago) upon request although we will not build the grip (Tsuka) for a traditional tang. For more info on traditional tang Katana blades, write us at email@example.com.
We offer these blades with 2 levels of flex stiffness catering to your desired combat discipline: SCA Crossover Rapier/C&T and HEMA Flex (F3) & C&T and HEMA Flex (F4)
SCA Crossover Rapier/C&T and HEMA Flex (F3)- Medium heavy stiffness, compliant to SCA Rapier and Cut & Thrust calibration. 1″ – 1.5″ drop @ 6 oz. (170 gr). Recommended flex for SCA Rapier and Cut & Thrust dual duty, WMA and HEMA armored combat.
C&T and HEMA Flex (F4)- High stiffness, compliant to SCA Cut & Thrust and HEMA calibration. .5″ – .75″ drop @ 6 oz. (170 gr). Recommended for SCA Cut & Thrust and HEMA armored combat only.
Other specifics include:
- 3mm rolled edges that require little to no burr maintenance.
- 10″ total length 1/4″ thick x 5/8″ wide tang with M8 x 1.25 thread.
- Polished finish.
- Rubber tip sold separately.