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Competition Cutting Katana – Folded Steel

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Our Competition 14 Fold, 1060 High Carbon Folded Steel Competition Cutting Katana is designed for cutting goza, green bamboo, tatami omote and tameshigiri. The blade is completely forged, folded, polished, crafted and assembled by hand from the most experienced craftsmen and smiths at the Imperial Forge.

The Competition blade boasts a 10″ long, 8mm thick, 25mm wide tang with no taper. Mid blade is 6mm thick & 29mm wide, tapering to 5mm thick & 25mm at the kissaki. This brings the balance point forward to 5 1/2″ for an easy cut. Using 1060 high carbon steel, folded 14 times creating 16,384 layers combined with the thickness of the blade, the Imperial Forge as created one of the most durable competition cuttings swords available on the market today. The full black same’ wrap and dark green cotton, double wrapped ito helps protect tsuka from the oils and sweat from your hands during training; as well as making a very comfortable, non-slip grip. We’ve also added a same’ wrap to the saya to protect the finish of the saya from scratches and to add a comfortable, non-slip grip.

The Imperial Forge Competition Katana also comes with a silk bag . The katana features a black dragon tsuba and gold dragon menuki.

Steel Type: 1060 High Carbon
Fold / Layers: 14 / 16,384
Ha:  Convex/Moran
Mune:  Ihori
Hada:  Masame
Makago:  Futsu
Weight:  2 lbs 13.5 ounces / 250 Grams
Blade Length: 28″
Tang Length: 10″ (no taper)
HRC:  62 / 44

Nihonto Suguta: Hira-Zukuri
Kissaki: Chü
Jihada:  Medium
Hamon:  Sugu
Mekugi-ana: Double Pegged
Mei:  Yes
Blance Point: 5 1/2″
Tsuka Length: 11″
Overall Length: 39 1/4″
Cut Ability: Medium / Heavy

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