This is one of the most high end swords you can get your hands on. A very serious katana that will knock your socks off when you hold it, and amaze your friends when they see it!
Our Premier line., our highest grade. This class is for the high-level martial artist and collector. Presently we have one sword at this level. It is hand crafted from Oroshignae Iron pieces. Hand forged in the most traditional way, with our ancient smiting techniques that have been passed down from generation to generation.
This Shihan (Master line) caries a superior grade of Kobuse. We fold our core at this level for better shock absorption, strength, and flexibility. Like the Kensei class, this blade geometry is designed with perfect niku (blade belly) for strength and durability. These blades are polished with Japanese water stones to a perfect edge.
As well for this grade, we apply the final Japanese finger stone polishing technique. However we go one step further for the Show grade Polish. This shows the desired classic differential look on the blades surface that a judge is looking for. Each and every blade is unique, made to the highest standard for critical perfection. They are for cutting both live bamboo and tatami omote targets. They will surpass your expectations. We have taken the utmost care to design our kanagu (fittings) in all of our classes. However, at the premier level in the SkyJiro line we have again gone one step further to create the perfect design for classical authenticity. This gives our Mikado series the highest level of integrity of product excellence. We stand behind our products with all of the Budo virtues of Samurai legacy.
Kokoro (Mind, Heart, Spirit) forged and folded .7% high carbon Oroshigane steel made from iron pieces-(9600 layers) Differential Hardness -Genuine hamon Folded
Sword Type: Shinken (Razor Sharp Katana)
Sword Weight: 1.1kilo = 2lbs4oz without bohi, with bo hi 2lbs (Without Saya)
Overall: 104cm/40inch with Saya (Scabbard)
Nagasa(Blade length): 28.4/29/30inch -respectively
Tsuka(Handle length): 10.6/11/11.5inch -respectively
Kasane(Thickness): 9/32″ (at Habaki)
Blade Made: SkyJiro Forge’s Oroshigane (Hand Forged & Folded from Pure Iron Carbonized Piece) (Kobuse Construction with Iron Core & 9600 Layer)
Yaki(Hardness): SkyJiro Forge’s Superior Differential Clay Technique (Traditional Japanese Method )
Blade Polish: SkyJiro Forge’s Superior Hand-Mirror Polish, with Japanese Water Stone and Finger Stone Finish
Kanagu(Tsuba/Fuchi/Kashira/ Menuki): SkyJiro Forge’s Premium Bronze
Habaki/Seppas: SkyJiro Forge’s Real Pure Silver vermeil over Bronze
Samé: Premium Sting Ray Skin
Tsuka Ito/Sageo: Premium Japanese Pure Silk
Tsuka: Premium Hardwood Handle
2x Mekugi: Premium Bamboo Wood
Saya(Scabbard): Premium Water Buffalo-Horn with Ray Skin Scabbard
Special Note: “Highest Quality ever produced” Fully Functional Hand-Made Pure Oroshigane Folded Steel Sword with Genuine Japanese Hamon, Traditional japanese technique Kobuse Construction & Razor Sharp Ha (Edge).” “These swords are guaranteed to cut Tatami! & Bamboo”