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Kobuse Kikuka Katana


Buy a classic Kobuse Kikuka Katana or battle ready samurai sword which is hand forged from 1060 and 1095 high carbon steel with a razor sharp edge.


The Kobuse Kikuka Katana is a functional Samurai sword hand-forged from 1060 and 1095 carbon steel with a razor-sharp edge.

This sword is specially designed for Japanese swordsmanship practitioners who want an inspired folded sword. This shinken meets the needs of shinkendo, iaido, kenjutsu and batto-do practitioners. Designed for tameshigiri (cutting exercises) and frequent use.

The starting point with this sword is functionality with a certain elegance and simplicity. The blade is made of hand-forged and HCS 1060 and HCS 1095 folded steel. The core is forged from HCS 1060 steel with an HCS 1095 exterior. This method of forging is Kobuse and the blade is constructed with two different grades of steel.

The basic polish of the blade is machined but the finish is hand polished and differential hardened with an attractive hamon.

The hand-forged sword with an HCS 1060 core provides resilient properties that can absorb forces well with a relatively harder edge of folded HCS 1095. The edge is extremely sharp and the design is in a traditional shinogi zukuri which provides excellent cutting properties.

The blade or nagasa does not have a Bo-Hi (longitudinal groove) so that the blade is very solid and therefore develops more force when hitting an object. Because the blade does not have a Bo-Hi, it will also experience less resistance when hitting a Tatami and the cuts will be cleaner.

Of course the blade is full tang and therefore continues into the handle and is then secured with two pins (mekugi). Due to the massive construction, sharp blade and sublime design, you can rightly call this a functional or battle-ready sword.

The tsuba is a wheel and the fuchi and kashira fit in nicely with this theme. Of course a real same or ray skin handle and an appealing brass menuki.

A black glossy sheath or saya ensures that this sword in all its simplicity never gets bored and does justice to Zen Buddhism.


Total: 104 cm

Blade length: 73.5 cm

Shaku: 2.42

Handle length: 28 cm

Weight: 1050 grams

Balance point: 14 cm

Motohabi: 3.1 cm

Motokasane: 6 mm

Sakihabi: 2.4 cm

Sakikasane: 5mm

Sori: 2.1 cm

Each sword is handmade and may vary slightly.

Bo-Hi (groove)
Weight (Gram)
1001 - 1050