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Musashi XL Light Katana

CODE: SH6003LGF


List price: $1,110.00  

Price: $999.99

You save: $110.01 (10%)
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The Musashi XL Light Katana provides a cutting sword that is economical yet authentic. Designed for quicker cuts in heavier targets, these Musashi XL Lights feature genuine Same (Rayskin) on the Tsuka, with a tightly-woven leather Tsuka-Ito. The long tang is double-pegged for security. Named for one of the most renowned swordmasters in Japanese history and featuring the famous "double ring" iron tsuba, the Musashi XL Light is faithful to the original down to the famous double-ring iron tsubas.

Overall: 40 1/2”
Blade Length: 28 ½”
Handle Length: 11”
Weight: 2lb 9oz
Point of Balance: 5 1/2"
Width at Guard: 1.45"
Width at Tip: 1.11"
Thickness at Guard: .26"
Thickness at Tip: .18"
Sori: 3/4"

* Performance XL Blade Geometry * Differentially Tempered * Built for Martial Artists

The Performance Series is the culmination of years of study of the optimum blade designs for today's martial artists. Four distinct variations are available, each optimized for a particular discipline or cutting application. The laito is an unedged training blade, available in three different lengths, for use in drawing practice and Kata. Its correctly-weighted and balanced steel blade prepares the student for advanced work with live blades. The blade geometry and physical characteristics of each of the Tameshigiri (cutting practice) blades are tailored towards different targets. The Elite Katana's blade is a little wider and a little thicker than its traditional counterpart, allowing for easier cuts on normal targets, while that of the Katana XL is significantly wider, for use in cutting heavy targets. The Katana XL Light has the XL's profile but is provided with Bo-hi, reducing the weight to the point where double cuts are possible but clean cuts on heavier targets may still be made.

XL Light: Competitive Cutting / Light Weight
The XL Light blades feature the same geometry as those of the XL but incorporate deeply cut grooves (bo-hi) to reduce the weight of the blade while retaining most of it’s strength and cutting ability. This weight reduction makes for a quicker sword, well adapted for multiple cuts in lighter targets.