Miyamoto Musashi, arguably the most famous sword master in Japanese history, fought more than 60 duels before retiring and writing his famous treatise on swordplay, the "Book of Five Rings". Development of the two-sword style of swordplay, with the Daito (long sword) and Wakizashi being used together, is credited to Musashi. Mounted in black, the Musashi Elite is faithful to the original down to the famous double-ring iron tsubas. The tsuka-ito is in leather over ray skin. The blades are hand-forged in high-carbon steel, with new geometry to enhance cutting ability. It is edge-tempered using the traditional clay tempering method, resulting in a distinct hamon. Edge hardness is HRC60, back hardness HRC40. The grip is double-pegged to the tang for safety. The cutting style katanas (Elite, XL, XL Light) include a traditional maintenance kit.
Competitive Cutting / Lighter Weight
The XL Light blades feature the same geometry as those of the XL but incorporate deeply cut grooves (bo-hi) to reduce the weight of the blade while retaining most of it's strength and cutting ability. This weight reduction makes for a quicker sword, well adapted for multiple cuts in lighter targets.
The Musashi XL Light Katana provides a cutting sword that is economical yet authentic. Designed for quicker cuts in heavier targets, these Musashi XL Lights feature genuine Same (Rayskin) on the Tsuka, with a tightly-woven leather Tsuka-Ito. The long tang is double-pegged for security. Named for one of the most renowned sword masters in Japanese history and featuring the famous "double ring" iron tsuba, the Musashi XL Light is faithful to the original down to the famous double-ring iron tsubas.
Hand-forged High-carbon steel blade
Built for Martial Artists
Overall: 40 1/2"
Blade Length: 28.5"
Handle Length: 11"
Weight: 2lb 9oz
Point of Balance: 5 1/2"
Width at Guard: 1.45"
Width at Tip: 1.11"
Thickness at Guard: .26"
Thickness at Tip: .18"
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