Meijin Katana


The Meijin katana is forged-folded and has a very sharp edge and is capable of light target cutting.


The Meijin Katana represents the pinnacle of production quality for Shinken. The blade is forged-folded T10 high-carbon steel with bo-hi, making for a lighter blade and audible feedback on the cutting stroke. The blade is differentially hardened using a traditional claying method and has a distinctive grain pattern (hada) with visible layers. The Meijin has a very sharp edge and is capable of light target cutting. The tsuka is wrapped in genuine ray skin (same) with a tsuka-ito in premium black Japanese cotton. The black iron koshirae display a “Turbulent Ocean” motif. The saya is finished in a distinctive black matte/gloss banded finish extending the length of the scabbard, with a black Japanese cotton sageo.


Forged-Folded High Carbon Steel Blade

Black Matte Striped Saya

Exceptional Balance

Overall:  100,33 cm
Blade Length: 71,12 cm
Handle Length: 26,67 cm
Weight: 2lb, 900 gram
Point of Balance: 12,7 cm
Motohaba (Width at Guard): 3,09 cm
Sakihaba (width at Tip): 2,03 cm
Motokasane (Thickness at Guard ): 6,6 mm
Sakikasane (Thickness at Tip): 4,8 mm
Sori: 1,91 cm

Specs will vary slightly from piece to piece.


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