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Bamboo Limited Edition Samurai Sword

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  • Model: CSSC4003

Free Shipping. Bamboo Citadel Katana - Limited Edition III

This is the third in the series of Limited Edition katana from Citadel Knives and Swords. Each sword is signed by the smith on the nakago with the sword number, limited to 100 swords before the model is retired. Click here to read about how these high quality samurai swords are made.

This rendition of the classical bamboo themed katana is a light and fast sword. Hand forged from imported European 1075 high carbon steel the differentially hardened blade features a "bo-hi" or fuller to lighten and balance the blade without sacrificing strength. This is an extremely collectible and capable sword.

The tsuba is hand cut and engraved from pure iron. The "nanako" or stippled pattern on the tsuba is accomplished by hand, quite a feat of patience with a stunning result. The tsuba also features "seki-gane", metal inserts at the top and bottom of the hole for the blade to slip through. These are of a softer metal (copper) than the iron of the tsuba and allow easier shaping of the hole to perfectly fit the tsuba to the blade. Over time if this fit becomes loose or the tsuba is fitted to another blade the seki-gane may be adjusted easily to tighten it back up. This is a small detail usually only found on hand-made Japanese tsuba and is indicative of the level of care and craftsmanship given to these swords by Citadel.

The "tsuka" or handle and "saya" or scabbard are hand carved to fit each individual blade ensuring a proper fit. The handle is wrapped in genuine imported silk form Japan and tightly wrapped around the full same-gawa or ray skin wrap around the wooden core. The saya is lacquered in black to a nice semi-gloss finish with a ray skin wrap near the mouth of the saya to strengthen this area.

In hand this sword feels as if it is a natural extension to your arm, a truly exceptional experience.

Made by Citadel Knives and Swords.

Specifications

Overall: 40 3/8"
Blade Length: 27 3/4"
Handle Length: 11"
Weight: 2lb 3oz
Point of Balance: 4 3/4"
Thickness at Guard: .25"
Thickness at Tip: .2"
Sori: 3/4"
Blade Steel: 1075
Specs will vary slightly from piece to piece.


Key Features:

Handmade by skilled artisans
Hand carved fittings of pure iron
Limited Edition of 100



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I have been a customer of Swords of Honor for many years and each year when i order something each year I feel good knowing that I won't have any problems with my order and if, for some reason I do, they will take care of it for me. A very good company to buy from over the net.
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Customer Testimonials

I have been a customer of Swords of Honor for many years and each year when i order something each year I feel good knowing that I won't have any problems with my order and if, for some reason I do, they will take care of it for me. A very good company to buy from over the net.
Constantine R.