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Tori XL Light Katana

CODE: SH6007LFF


List price: $1,700.00  

Price: $1,529.99

You save: $170.01 (10%)
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The Tori XL Light Katana combines truly elegant furniture and a powder-steel forged and folded blade with the functionality of our Performance Series. Designed for quicker cuts in heavier targets, the Tori XL Light 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 1/2”
Blade Length: 28 ½”
Handle Length: 11”
Weight: 2lb 9oz

* Performance XL Light Blade Geometry * Folded K120C Powder Steel Blade * 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.