1060 "MOKKO" Katana (3rd Gen)

Name Mokko - 1060 Fully Functional Katana
Blade 1060 Through Hardened Carbon Monosteel.
Overall Length (+ Saya) 42.5"
Treatment Through Hardened, Hand Heat Forged, Oil Quenched
Finish Tameshigiri Polish
Blade Dimensions 28" Length, 0.3" Width, 1.25" Height
Weight (+Saya) 2 lbs 6 oz (with fuller), 2 lbs 9 oz (without fuller)
Sori 0.7"
Tsuba/Fuchi/Kashira Flat Blackened Alloy tsuba set
Balance Point 5.75" Above Tsuba (with fuller), 6.5" Above Tsuba (without fuller)
Tsuka/Ho 11" Wood
Tsuka Ito Black Cotton
Mekugi 2 X Wood (Double Pinned)
Same Real Ray Skin Panel Wrap
Saya 30.5" Black Glossy Lacquered Medium Hardwood

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The heat treatment and oil quench method we used on the Mokko give this blade the perfect hardness from a 1060. The Mokko is very difficult to polish because of its hardness, which makes it very scratch resistant. The blade body is more rigid than any of our other katanas. It is the best balance of roll/chip resistance of any other 1060 monosteel katanas anywhere. (not too soft or too hard). An excellent cutting blade.

NEW Video of Mokko and steel folding chair. (11/21/05)

This is a quality control/destruction/torture test to show that the cutting edge of our blade is made right/properly heat treated. (Do NOT ever do this to a katana unless you intend to destroy it for testing purposes).

The blade on the Mokko is through hardened to optimize the quality of the 1060 carbon steel. This is not to show the katana being able to go through the chair... but that the tip can withstand the force without bending, rolling the tip, or chipping the kissaki.

Download Video (3mb) - Windows Media Video.

This is the overall apparence of the sword showing curvature and sori. This sword is stiffer than our other blades but still has an extended bo-hi (blood groove) for weight reduction. The center of gravity is also more forward than the Higo and the Maru making it better for full swings. The higher carbon content (0.6%) makes this a more rigid but more durable blade.

Kissaki and nakago geometry - (Note that since all grind and polish are done by hand, the final geometry of the kissaki and apparence of hamon on each individual katana will vary slightly according to the final polisher).

The new Mokko uses a new tsuba (To get away from the old Mokko Bamboo which had been too widely used).

The differences (Other than tsuba) between the second generation and the new Third Generation Mokko is mainly in the tsuka. The Third Generation Mokko has a tighter tsuka using a harder wood, channeled for the same skin and finishes more oval than the previous versions which feels more rounded. Also, the new generation uses the new thicker sageo in place of the old cotton.

The original blade construction of the Mokko is made at the request of our local iai instructor. It is currently our most durable blade to date. The price on this sword cannot be beat. Its quality is comparable to many $650 iaito on the market today.

1060 "Mokko" Katana - Third Generation

Sale Price: $199.99
Regular Price: $379.99

Our Type 3 "Mokko" katanas is an extremely well heat treated and tempered monosteel blades. Its construction is that of an oil quenched 1060 carbon monosteel. Perfect as an introductory dojo cutter for light to medium targets. The third generation Mokko uses a new tsuba design to get away from the masses that started using the previous stock tsuba. It also has a tighter ito, more oval tsuka, among other changes.

(The 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.)

Mokko With Fuller (With bo-hi)
Mokko Without Fuller (No bo-hi)


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