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The "Ryu-Jin", meaning Divine Dragon, is one of our highest quality swords we offer.

The traditional katana is a folded sword. Just one type of steel is folded preserving the integrity of the steel. Traditional folded swords have a fine grain pattern, which is subtle, like a fingerprint in the steel. Originally, this folding technique was to distribute the carbon content evenly as possible throughout the steel. Also it was a way of ridding impurities from the steel. This practice is one of the reasons why the original Japanese swords are so honoured for their quality. In modern times this practice is more of a formality due to the fact the steel from the modern age mills is already so pure and precise.

Our katana here has just that a folded blade. With a brilliant polish. It is also clay tempered, another famous technique pioneered by the Japanese.

Very high quality forged, folded, clay tempered blade.
Brilliant bright polish, showing subtle grain folded pattern.
Visible, natural "hamon" temper line.
Quality hand-cast handguard in brass, with dragon and cloud motif.
Matching hand-cast handle fittings alos featuring dragon motif.
Wooden handle with natural stingray skin, bound in silk.
Large brass, dragon handle orniments "menuki".
High gloss black laquered timber sheath, with buffalo horn fittings.

Drawn Length - 1025mm
Blade with Habaki – 730mm
Handle with Guard – 300mm
Drawn Weight - 1265g

Includes black cotton sword bag.

Stands sold separately.

Statue not included.

As this is a handmade product, individual specifications may vary.

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Pick up from our Central Auckland Armory.

EST 2005. New Zealand's Leading Sword Company.

Kiwi owned and operated.

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  • Seller location: Auckland City, Auckland, NZ

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