21 - "Ranko"
Hardened 1045 Carbon Steel Katana.
Length (+ Saya)
Hand Forged, Through Tempered, Oil Quenched, Hand Polished
Length, 0.3" Width, 1.25" Height
lbs 6 oz (with fuller), 2 lbs 10 oz (without fuller)
Alloy Tsuba Fuchi Kashira with Dragon Menuki
X Wood (Double Pinned)
Ray Skin Panel Wrap
Black Glossy Lacquered Medium Hardwood
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This is the
overall appearance of the sword. The Ranko is our most affordable
katana. It is heat forged, hand hammered, oil quenched, hand sharpened
and hand polished. It is fully functional and constructed of through
hardened 1045 carbon steel.
is the replacement for our Ichi Maru and has several upgrades. The
tsuka is now 11" and is double pinned with wooden mekugi.
is only available in version with bo-hi.
and nakago (Tang) - Real same skin (Ray Skin) panel wrap over wood
then wrapped in black cotton cord. Also note the new double wooden
mekugi (Retaining Pin).
Shape of the
tsuka (before drilling)
The second image
down is a photograph from the edge of the blade. It shows the geometry
of how the blade is sharpened. There are no secondary bevel.
The Ranko uses
a smooth matt black finish on its tsuba, fuchi, and kashira. The
menuki are a matching finish with dragon pattern. The Ranko fittings
are aftermarket parts as with our Mokko katana.
21 Katana - "Ranko" - With Fuller (bo-hi)
Sale Price: $149.99