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Tiger Elite

The Tiger Katana has been re-designed from kissaki to kashira. Utilizing a hand forged and folded Performance Series katana blade and some of the finest fittings available, the Tiger is equally at home as a cutting blade or showpiece. The K120C powder steel blade is differentially tempered using the traditional claying method which produces a HRC60 edge and HRC40 back. This allows for superior edge holding and cutting ability while allowing the blade to absorb the shock of a blow. The hamon (temper line) and hada (folding pattern) are very prominent. The koshirae (fittings) are all made from blackened bronze and detailed in gold. The tsuba (guard) is made from blackened iron with a 'stalking tiger' motif. The same is of the finest ray skin while the tsuka-ito (handle wrap) and sageo (scabbard cord) are made from top-quality Japanese cotton. The golden menuki are images of bamboo and its leaves. The Tiger is supplied with a protective cloth bag and traditional maintenance kit.

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  • Black iron dragon  Fuchi/Kashira
  • Black iron tiger tsuba inlaid in brass
  • Black cotton tsuka ito
  • Genuine same (rayskin) inlay
  • Matte black gloss saya with gloss black stripes and bamboo image
  • Forged and folded high carbon steel blade
  • Differentially tempered
  • This katana is hand made and each is unique - size and weight will vary
    • Blade length:  29"
    • Handle length:   11"
    • Overall length:  41"
    • Weight:  2lb 8oz
    • Point of Balance:  5 1/2"
    • Width at Guard:  1.35"
    • Width at Tip:  1.03"
    • Thickness at Guard:  .25"
    • Thickness at Tip:  .16"
    • Sori:  3/4"
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