is a new one for Generation2. We have had allot of people ask us
to come out with a katana that strong enough for competition but with a
traditional style. And we listened, but we added a few high end items
to it to really catch your attention. Many of you have been with
us long enough to now how we pay attention to detail and the fit and finish.
First the Handle ... Habaki: Steel, with a burnished
copper finish ... O-seppa: Brass ... Seppa: Copper
Tsuba: Steel, with a Black Finish ... Fuchi/Kashira
(Band at the top of handle and bottom of the handle above the Tsuba): Water
Buffalo Horn ... Ito (Wrapping): Brown Suede ... Real Same, Black ... Peg:
2 Bamboo Pins ... Menuki: Copper with "Floral" design
How is that as a start?
Second the Blade ... Tempered high carbon blade
with a Real Hammon line. The Hammon is not acid dipped as with most
so you can see it, but as you can barely see on the picture to the left
at just the right angle you can see the difference just above the edge,
where the blade darkens.
The blade comes with a full bohi and nice slanted
tip. The RC Factor on the Edge is 57/58 and along the back the RC
Factor is 40.
You can also see the curvature of the blade (especially
you competition cutters) this will be a very strong sword.
We are not trying to compete with anyone just to full fill our customer's
Lastly the Saya ... Full wood saya, black lacquered
with the Koiguchi / Kurikata / Kojiri made from Water Buffalo Horn