Martialartswords.com introduces L6 Kame (turtle) Katana. Any martial artist who regularly practices tameshigiri or participates in competition would find our competition series swords very attractive. This particular model is based on our previous Sun Flower Deluxe Katana which was applauded by many members of the martial arts community in the past few years.
The competition series is built based on our previous standard katana geometry which was applauded by the martial arts community as the best cutter out of the box. While maintaining all our standard quality features such as great cutting ability, excellent balance, and high quality fittings and mounting, we further increased the quality of the sword by creating an extremely durable sword that is only 5.5 mm thick (0.21 inches). With a weight of 2.2 lbs or less, our competition katana reduces the joint and muscle stress to minimal level while allowing the user to wield the sword at a much increased speed. The cutting plain is slightly larger than the traditional katana which will effectively reduce the resistance when cutting through a target. These katanas are designed as all-purpose cutters which can withstand soft target (i.e. tatami omote) cutting as well as hard target cutting, such as bamboo or oak dowels.
The blade is made of L6 steel and differentially heat treated. The geometry is based on shobu zukiri and suguha mix with mild midare hamon is visible on the blade. The handle is fixed at two points to provide excellent stability. The scabbard, handle, and tsuba are all handmade individually and they are perfectly fitted for each sword. The handle is covered with genuine ray skin (Same) and wrapped with leather.
These swords are all NEWLY MADE, not collectible antiques. This is a great sword for intermediate to advanced level practitioners.
- Nagasa Length: 69.5cm / 27 inches
- Tsuka Length: 27cm / 10.5 inches
- Blade Polish hand polished with natural stones
- Weight: 0.9kg / 2.0 lbs
- Saya(scabbard): Black Kashu Lacquered finish with buffalo horn pieces
- Bo Hi(blood groove): None
- Habaki: double habaki with white brass and yellow brass
- Menuki: dragon
- Tsuba: steel
- Same: 100% genuine stingray skin
- Handle Wrap: black leather XII style battle wrap