Shorter than a Katana, but with a longer grip and a thicker, heftier blade than a Wakizashi the Ko-Katana, like the Wakizashi, is favored in more restricted environment. It differs from the Wakizashi however, because it has a longer tsuka allowing for a two-handed grip and it retains the thicker, wider, harder-hitting blade of the katana – just shorter.
The blade of the Dynasty Forge Musha Ko-Katana is crafted from 1060 high carbon spring steel. The sharp blade has been mono-tempered for shock-resisting flex and durability. The blade terminates in a large O-Kissaki style tip. 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.The Dynasty Forge Musha class offers surprisingly strong cutting performance at a very reasonable price. These blades are forged from 1060 carbon steel and through tempered for durability, offering a strong blade that is more forgiving to less than perfect technique.
Forged from extremely durable 1060 spring steel, this blade is mono-tempered and machine polished. Forged without Bo-Hi, this blade is the most durable cutter in the Musha line. The Shinogi-Ji is hand-burnished to a mirror polish, giving the blade a crisp geometry. The sword is fitted in Musashi themed Tsuba and Fuchi-Kashira with a pair of Menuki. The Saya is finished in 11-layer natural lacquer taken to a high-gloss finish. The 11 Tsuka is paneled with genuine ray-skin and wrapped in black cotton Ito. Includes a cotton sword bag.
Please Note: It is common for the manufacturer to sometimes place a metal cap on the end of the scabbard which matches the pommel cap of the sword. Please be aware that some swords have this cap and others are plain wood.
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.