Raptor Shobu Zukuri Katana
This particular katana is based on a graceful shobu zukuri style. Shobu means "iris leaf" and this blade shows a very traditional lighter and elegant style of shobu.
This particular katana is based on a graceful shobu zukuri style. Shobu means "iris leaf" and this blade shows a very traditional lighter, more elegant style of shobu than our more robust Shobu Katana. The full tang tsuka is wrapped with a black suede ito in katatemaki style (the so-called "battle wrap" or "one arm" style).
The black saya has a simple stone texture. The habaki displays an elegant rain pattern to add extra interest to the mounts.
The Raptor katana series have no hamon.
A Tough 5160 Through Hardened Shobu Zukuri sugata
Battle ready sharp shinken
Simple, elegant koshirae
Overall length: 109 cm
Blade length ex habaki: 73 cm
Tsuka: 33,5 cm
Weight: 1,24 kg
Specs will vary slightly from piece to piece