9260 Custom Bujinkan Katana
Silicon Alloy Carbon Spring Steel.
Length (+ Saya)
Hand Forged, Through Tempered, Oil Quenched, Hand Polished
Length, 0.3" Width, 1.25" Height
lbs 8 oz (with fuller), 2 lbs 12 oz (without fuller)
Brass Kanbai Tsuba w/ Alloy Fuchi Kashira in matching finish
above tsuba (with fuller), 3" above tsuba (without fuller)
X Wood (Double Pinned)
Ray Skin Panel Wrap
Black Glossy Lacquered Medium Hardwood
Cutting (7/3/06) of the newly arrived 9260 "Oniyuri"
at cutting using various hand grips so as to experiment with
the versatility of this blade/grip ratio. Short video.. 58
Video (2.19 mb) - Streaming Windows Media Video (WMV).
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is a very specialized and very unique sword only available through
us and no where else. Originally, it was custom made for a few specific
dojo customers of the Bujinkan Federation. It is similar to, but
differs in many area to our Onibasu. We have since decided to make
this specialized katana available to the general public without
the need to custom order one through a dojo.
is made of the extremely resilient 9260 Spring Steel to withstand
various exercises within the dojo setting.
makes this sword unique is its specific dimensions of various components.
The blade is a shorter 23" in length to allow for faster maneuvering...
However, it is housed in a regular length saya of 30". On the
outside, it gives a deceptive impression that it is a regular katana...
but when drawn, it clears the scabbard faster and earlier than the
opponent expects due to the shorter blade length. Due to its relatively
lighter blade weight, plus the extensive counter weight provided
by the tsuka, it handles very fast with extensive leverage of the
tsuka (13" not counting fuchi/kashira) with an extensive nakago
is used for restraining techniques in some specific ryu-ha of Bujinkan.
The extensive nakago (tang) within the long handle also makes the
grip portion into a reasonably feasible section for blocking.
appearance of the blade in and out of its saya is shown below. (I
tried to include both the fullered and non-fullered version photos
as much as I can to show you both variants). This is essentially
a shinobi (ninja) katana... disguised to have the same appearance
as a standard katana (as true ninja swords tends to be -- since
it is never in anyones practice to go out of their way to reveal
their own identify). (The straight bladed ninja sword is more
of a Hollywood rendition of the shinobi katana).
(The last photo
below is meant to offer a size reference with my hand holding the
of the blade (fuller and non-fuller) are fully sharpened with primary-only
bevel for cutting exercises.
that on a couple of the photos shown above, the tsuba differs in
that it appear round (This is the old styled Oniyuri now discontinued)...
The new Oniyuri uses the more square mokko shaped Kanbai brass tsuba,
which is more consistent with the specs provided for by Bujinkan.
Though the Oniyuri
is a shorter blade at the cutting end, there is actually as much
material involved as a standard katana. The extensive nakago (tang)
is a full 13.5" and fills the handle. This massive nakago both
acts as a counterweight as well as allow to blade to be leveraged
at the handle, with strength to block strikes.
When you consider
the full length of this blade, it is actually not much shorter than
the standard katana.
is a comparison of the Oniyuri with a standard katana. There are
significant differences on the interior, but with only minor outward
differences on the exterior.
is actually a longer blade overall than the standard katana. (44.5"
vs. 41.5" in saya). (Excuse the photo where I failed to show
this due to bad angle of the camera). As a result, this sword cannot
be shipped to certain countries with 42" as the max length
limit. (Please check USPS website for max length restriction of
shipping to your particular country).
- The extensive nakago providing both strenth and counterweight
also allows this blade to be used with a variety of grips and
manners which alters its feel and balance.
two handed katana grip proves the balance, feel, and cutting
performance of a traditional full length katana. The strength
of the long nakago extends deep into the tsuka. The monouchi
of your sword would be at the same location as a standard katana
when using this grip. The easiest cutting grip for this blade.
handed grip choked upwards proves extensive leverage to power
through heavier targets. With a bulk of the weight below your
right hand, the blade feels almost weightless... allowing for
fast changes in directions. However, without the forward weight
distribution, it is a more challanging grip for cutting.
up single handed grip lets you handle the blade at a point near
its center of gravity. Blade feels lighter than a wakizashi
because of the counterweight. The extended nakago (tang) also
turns this handle into a feasible section for blocking and protection
against blows to the forearm. Also allows this blade to be used
in tight quarters where a katana cannot.
handed grip choked downwards provides the same feel and balance
as handling a standard katana one-handed at the tsuba. So you
don't have to sacrafice the ability to practice and perform
single handed cuts or exercises.
handed grip choked downwards to the end allows for a reach further
than any wakizashi or even katanas when handled two handed.
This is a completely forward weight distribution and is very
difficult to accomplish without specialized training.
- 9260 Custom Bujinkan Spring Steel Katana
Sale Price: $249.99
"Oniyuri" (Tiger Lily) katana is a custom made 9260 spring steel blade
specialized for practice by specific ryu-ha of the Bujinkan Federation. The blade
body is a 9260 silicon alloy carbon spring steel. Blade is a unique 23" and
handle is an even rarer 14" in length. It is a shinobi (ninja) sword with
the apparence of a katana. The forms of this blade follows the functions that
it serves. For more information, click on the image to see/read more about it.
no-fuller version blade has a more forward center of gravity heavier weight. This
type of blades have more lateral strength and are easier for tameshigiri from
the weight and the reduced drag. Whereas the varient with fuller is better for
kata practice, the no-fuller varient is better for cutting practices.)
with Fuller (with Bo-hi)
| Oniyuri Katana without
Fuller (No Bo-hi)
| Oniyuri Katana (BLUNTED)|