The Tori katana combines truly elegant furniture and a powder-steel folded blade with the functionality of our Performance Series. The Tori features a Flying Crane themed Tsuba and Fuchi/Kashira while the Menuki are Kabuto or Japanese helmets. The high quality brown leather Tsuka-ito is wrapped over black Same. The Saya is wrapped at the mouth with black-lacquered rattan and then finished in a textured brown. These unedged training blades provide for safe drawing for the beginning practitioner of the 450 year old art of Iaido. Forged from stainless steel the tempered blades are not only maintenance-free but more importantly provide the correct weight and balance needed for the rigors of repetitive drawing and sword motion practice. Each blade has a deeply cut groove (bo-hi) to provide audible feedback when swung properly. Features: - 28" - Superior Fittings - Built for Martial Artists Specifications: - Overall length: 39 " - Blade length: 28" - Handle length: 10 " - Weight: 2lb - Point of Balance: 5" - Width at Guard: 1.21" - Width at Tip: .86" - Thickness at Guard: .25" - Thickness at Tip: .19" - Sori: 3/4"
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