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Dynasty Forge Musha 1060 Musashi Double Ring Theme Katana with Bo-Hi - DF001

Dynasty Forge Musha 1060 Musashi Double Ring Theme Katana with Bo-Hi
 

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Overall Length: 41'' Blade: 29 3/4''
$324.95

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Blade: 1060 High Carbon Steel
Weight: 2 lb 6.6 oz
Edge:  Very Sharp
P.O.B.: 6 1/8''
Thickness: 7.2 mm - 5.4 mm
Width: 32.4 mm
Grip Length: 11 1/8''
Pommel: N/A
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The Bo-Hi groove on a katana is intended to reduce its overall weight without sacrificing much of its strength. As a side effect though, it gives the blade a satisfying and distinctively audible ‘’whoosh’’ as it the blade geometry disturbs the air with its movement. This is the sound of “Tachikaze’’ - The Sword Wind. This design gives the blade a cross section similar to a construction I-beam - a solid and strong weight-reducing form.

Bo-Hi swords are popular with students, and the Tachikaze sound differs when a blade is ‘’slicing’’ the air at an improper angle, allowing the student with good ears an insight into the angle that he swings his sword.

The blade of the Dynasty Forge Musha Bo-Hi Katana is crafted from 1060 high carbon spring steel. The sharp blade has been mono-tempered for shock-resisting flex and durability. The simple ring guard, a style espoused by Musashi himself, is crafted of iron, as are the fuchi and kashira grip fittings. The habaki and seppa are of brass. The wooden tsuka grip is wrapped with rayskin and overlaid with black silk tsuka-ito. Two Yajiri arrowhead menuki are wrapped beneath the tsuka-ito.

The wooden saya scabbard is coated with a black lacquer finish and has a matching black sageo cord. The saya has a cap of iron. The sword comes with a navy blue cloth sword bag.


Please Note: It is common for this item to have different menuki when restocked from manufacturer. Menuki style may not match photos as shown.

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