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Dynasty Forge 28.5`` Musha 1060 Shobu Katana in Musashi Theme - DF004

Dynasty Forge 28.5`` Musha 1060 Shobu Katana in Musashi Theme
Manufacturer: Dynasty Forge
Points: 28
ID: DF004
320.00 EUR
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Dynasty Forge 28.5`` Musha 1060 Shobu Katana in Musashi Theme
Dynasty Forge 28.5`` Musha 1060 Shobu Katana in Musashi Theme
Dynasty Forge 28.5`` Musha 1060 Shobu Katana in Musashi Theme

Dynasty Forge 28.5`` Musha 1060 Shobu Katana in Musashi Theme

The Shobu (iris leaf) Katana, a reproduction of blades made in preparation of the Mongol invasion, provides an geometry optimized for cutting power. Featuring a diamond cross-section that flares at the Shinogi, the edge has a wider cutting angle, thus reinforcing the edge. The blade has an elegant sweeping tip without a Yokote.
Hand-forged from 1060 spring-steel, the 28.5" blade is fitted in the classic Musashi theme with a pair of sun and moon Menuki. The 12.5" Tsuka is wrapped in black cotton Ito and the Saya is finished in a black gloss 11 layer natural lacquer.

The Musha class of weapons offers practicality at an elevated level. The focus is on durability and performance – these swords are a perfect introduction to the arcane of the Samurai warrior tradition. These well-balanced, robust blades are made of exceptionally resilient 1060 spring steel. The utilitarian design, offering no more than what is required to fulfill its purpose, makes this a superior handling sword offering surprisingly strong cutting performance at a very reasonable price.

The Steel
The traditional Japanese sword, while famous for its lethality and power, was not renown for being especially resilient to lateral stress or shock. Through the use of modern steel, the Musha 1060 line surpasses traditional steel in durability and resilience. Taking advantage of 1060 spring steel's inherent high yield strength, the Musha 1060 Katana is capable of withstanding inordinate amounts of stress. While Dynasty Forge does not condone sword abuse, or dangerous cutting (please see the FAQ regarding Tameshigiri), the sword practitioner can rest assured that the Musha 1060 blade will be more forgiving in the event of "less than precise" technique. The blade is capable of taking a 45 degree bend and returning true to center, making it an ideal cutter for repeated practice.
The Forging and Polishing Process
The blade is hand-forged from a single pure billet of 1060 spring steel and shaped and polished by machine. This gives the 1060 line very crisp lines and a durable and easy to maintain polish. Being machine polished, the edge can easily be touched up with a hone without any detriment to the finish, making the blade a high-performance but low-cost cutting sword. The blade is through-tempered, not requiring a differential temper for durability, to a Rockwell hardness of approximately 52-53. The blade is then mounted in traditional furniture, with genuine ox-horn fittings, natural lacquer, and Same panels. The blade can be fully disassembled for easy maintenance.
The Finished Blade
The Musha class of weapons offers practicality at an elevated level. The focus is on durability and performance – these swords are a perfect introduction to the arcane of the Samurai warrior tradition. These well-balanced, robust blades are made of exceptionally resilient 1060 spring steel. The utilitarian design, offering no more than what is required to fulfill its purpose, makes this a superior handling sword offering surprisingly strong cutting performance at a very reasonable price.