The Shinto Katana has a hand-forged T10 high-carbon steel blade with Bo-Hi. The blade is differentially hardened using the traditional claying method.
The Shinto is mounted in black and the tsuka-ito is made of premium black Japanese cotton. The saya is finished in a deep black lacquer with a black cotton sageo. A finely rendered dragon, detailed in gold, with true front-and-back detail, forms the black iron tsuba. The fittings are superbly antiqued adding to the aesthetics of the piece. The Shinto is supplied with a protective cloth bag and traditional maintenance kit. Key Features * Forged high-carbon steel blade * Built for cutting * Traditional construction Specifications: Overall: 39 1/2“ Blade Length: 27“ Handle Length: 11 1/4” Weight: 1lb 14oz Thickness at Guard: .260 Specs will vary slightly from piece to piece.