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

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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 the lacquer finish of the scabbards to have minor cosmetic blemishing. Also, the Menuki may not match what is pictured as it is common for the manufacturer to use different menuki for different production runs. It is also common for the sword to be configured for a single bamboo mekugi peg to be used instead of two.

Overall Length41''
Blade Length29 3/4''
Weight2 lb 6.6 oz
EdgeVery Sharp
Width32.4 mm
Thickness7.2 mm - 5.4 mm
P.O.B.6 1/8''
Grip Length11 1/8''
Blade [1060 High Carbon Steel]
ClassBattle Ready
ManufacturerDynasty Forge
Country of OriginChina

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

  1. Grant

    1060 Musha katana The tsuka is a nice size and the wrappings are tight and feels great in the hands. All of the fittings are tight put together well. The blade is rather dull. The pegs and the holes don’t match up on the tsuka, resulting in the pegs going into the tang diagonally, making disassemble extremely difficult if not near impossible. The saya is thin, yet feels nice and keeps the katana locked tight. Overall the katana is simple yet solid.

  2. kirk1957 (verified owner)

    I bought the blem grade. Very pleased with it. The only blem was on the saya, easy fix. Came paper cutting sharpe. One seppa was backwards. Ito is tight, no cracks in the tsuka core, and the tsuka is a perfect fit. Weight is 2 Lb and 7 Oz without the saya.

    KOA packed the box extra tight.

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