The blades are forged and differentially hardened, using the same process as the more expensive blades and producing an HRC60 edge and HRC40 back. The temper line is authentic and prominent. Cost savings are effected by using fittings which, while making no claims to authenticity, are very strongly built to withstand the rigors of cutting exercises in the dojo.
- Hand-forged high-carbon steel - Differentially tempered - Deep black lacquered saya
- Overall length: 12" - Blade length: 7" - Handle length: 4" - Weight: 6 oz - Point of Balance: 1" - Width at Guard: .98" - Thickness at Guard: .22" - Sori: 1/4"