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Tori Elite Katana

CODE: SH6007KFE


List price: $1,660.00  

Price: $1,494.99

You save: $165.01 (10%)
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The Tori Elite Katana combines truly elegant furniture and a powder-steel forged and folded blade with the functionality of our Performance Series. Designed for multiple cuts in normal targets, the Tori Elite features a ”Flying Crane” themed Tsuba and Fuchi/Kashira with Kabuto inspired Menuki. The high quality brown leather Tsuka-ito is wrapped over black Same. The Saya is wrapped at the mouth with black-lacquered rattan and finished in a textured brown.

Overall: 40”
Blade Length: 28”
Handle Length: 11”
Weight: 2lb 7oz
Point of Balance: 5"
Width at Guard: 1.34"
Width at Tip: 1.03"
Thickness at Guard: .25"
Thickness at Tip: .16"
Sori: 3/4"

* Performance Elite Blade Geometry * Premium fittings * 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.

Elite: Frequent Cutting / Advanced Drawing Practice
The Elite Katana Blades embody the classical design elements of the most prolific sword design in history. With their strong Shinogi Zukuri shape that accentuates the differential heat treatment, these blades are traditionally proportioned to appeal to the collector but they will also perform well in general cutting of hard or soft targets.