Citadel Ronin Katana
The Citadel Ronin Katana has a high quality finish for the collector or practitioner looking for a full tang and battle ready samurai sword.
In ancient feudal Japan, a ronin was a samurai who served no daimyo or master. A ronin usually lived remote in the mountains, sometimes with several ronin.
The story of the "47 Rônin", avenging the death of her master and thereby proving the unconditional loyalty of the samurai to her master, became widely known in this context.
These citadel swords are not mass-produced and each sword is unique and assembled by hand.
The Citadel Rônin Katana impresses with its simple yet traditional look. The handmade koshirae, including the tsuba, fuchi and kashira, are made of blackened iron in high-gloss. The silver plated bronze menuki gives a nice contrast on the handle.
A hand forged blade made of HCS 1075 in Shinogi Zukuri style with a bo-hi or longitudinal groove. Truly a razor-sharp edge and of course differentially hardened with the traditional clay method with an edge of HRC 60 and HRC 40 back.
A tight wrap of fine Japanese silk Ito in Hineri-Maki style and a custom made tsuka with real high quality ray skin. The strands of the knots cross, as you would expect with a Japanese katana. The tsuka is handmade to measure for the full tang so that it can be firmly fixed with mekugi (bamboo pins).
The saya or scabbard is matte black with glossy black lacquer speckles (Kuroishime style). The sheath opening (Koiguchi), Kurigata and saya end (Kojiri) are made of water buffalo horn. The sheath (Saya) is made separately for each sword and guarantees an absolute fit.
Expertly polished with stones for a mirror-smooth surface with notare gunome hamon.
Each sword includes a manufacturing certificate, a high-quality sword cover and a padded Cordura bag for transportation.
Fully handmade samurai sword and expertly assembled with a high mounting quality.
Citadel Ronin specifications:
High level of finish
Full Tang Handle
Functional (battle ready) sharp Shinken
Total length: 100 cm
Blade length to Habaki (Nagasa): 69.1 cm / 2.28 Shaku
Blade Sori: 1 cm
Length handle: 28.5 cm
Weight without sheath: 1110 g
Weight with sheath: 1370 g
Usually not in stock, take into account 2 - 6 weeks delivery.