Skyjiro Sohei Class:
" Hota-Tegai" (Scallop)
The Skyjiro Sohei class is designed for the intermediate Japanese katana practitioner.
This "Sempai Grade" sword series is for people who are looking for a “genuine hamon”, clean metallurgy, with visible grain in the hada. This class is strong and durable with the perfect blade geometry for cutting small to medium Tatami Omote targets.
The "Sempai" katana grade "Hota-Tegai" is hand forged from an excellent grade of 1070 high carbon steel, then folded through (4800 layer count), hardened with a final proprietary hardening technique and clay tempered.
All swords are mirror polished and assembled for individuals who desire excellent craftsmanship and performance for great value.
The Tsuka are stunning and crafted to a strict standard for comfort and durability using hardwood & Japanese Silk and the saya with real horn fittings.
We offer this grade of katana for Iaido training as well, with or without a Bo hi, and a safe edge.
The Sohei class katana are perfect for an intermediate to higher grade student/instructor with simple Japanese design, and excellent construction.
The blade having no Bohi and being folded adds an excellent weight and certainly feels powerful and extremely well balanced.
Test cutting was a beautiful experience with this blade.
Weight is 1.35kgs inc saya , 1.2kg without.
Blade Length: 72 cm
Handle Length: 26.5 cm
Blade: AISI 1070 Carbon Steel - Folded (4800 layer) and Clay tempered hardened Hammon.
Forge/construction Style: Folded
Saya : High quality black lacquered wooden Saya with genuine Horn fittings.
Handle : Genuine ray skin (Black) / Hardwood
Crimson red silk Ito & red/black Sageo.
- Sword Name : HOTA-TEGAI (Scallop)
- Craftsmanship/Design Grade : [Sempai Grade]
- Proof of Authenticity : SF's Authentic Certificate & Sword Smith Signature on Nakago
- Blade made : SkyJiro Forge's .70 Proprietary Carbon Content Folded Steel(4800 layer)
- Yaki : SkyJiro Forge's Proprietary Hamon (Differential Hardening Method )
- Blade Polish : Hand-Mirror Polish, with Japanese Water Stone
- Shipping Weight: 1300g
Craftsmanship/Design Grade: [Sempai Grade]
Sword Type: Battoh Shinken (Razor Sharp Katana)
Sword Weight: 1.1kilo / 2lbs4oz (Without Saya)
Overall: 104cm / 40inch with Saya (Scabbard)
Balde Shape: Shinogi Zukuri Style
Moto-Kasane(at Habaki): 63mm
Hoto-Haba(at Habaki): 340mm
Nagasa(Blade length): 2.37 Shaku / 28.4 inch [also have (2.45 Shaku/29 inch) & (2.5 Shaku/30 inch) blades avaliable upon request]
Tsuka(Handle length): 8.75 Sun / 10.5 inch [also have (9.25 Sun/11 Inch), (9.7 Sun/11.5 Inch) & (10 Sun/12 inch) handles avaliable upon request)
Blade Made: .70 Tranditional Proprietary Carbon Content Folded Steel (4800 Layers)
Yaki(Hardness): Differential Clay Technique (Traditional Japanese Method)
Blade Polish: Hand-Mirror Polish, with Japanese Water Stone
Kanagu(Tsuba/Fuchi/Kashira/ Menuki): Yellow Bronze
Habaki/Seppas: SkyJiro Forge’s Yellow Bronze
Tsuka: Samé (Stingray Skin) over Hard Wood Handle
Tsuka Ito/Sageo: Japanese Silk
Mekugi: 2x Aged Bamboo Pins
Saya(Scabbard): Premium Grade Wood & Lacquer with Full Set of Premium Water Buffalo-Horn Fittings
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