The Ryu Jin brand of Japanese sword is the perfect choice for advanced students of the Japanese swordsmanship and suitable for the Iaito practioner (sword drawing techniques) or Tamashigiri (cutting).
This classic Shinogi Zukuri style, the most common shape of the Japanese sword that is seen today first appears during the mid-Kamakura. These blades are somewhat shorter than those of earlier times, with less taper, less sori and chu-kissaki (medium size points).
The sword mounting finished in a higo style theme with a tapered handle and rounded kashira. The Higo style kashira has found a popular audience with today's Iaido practitioner’s because of its elegant style and its comfortable practicality. The wrapping is done in hineri maki style of synthetic silk over brass menuki. That in combination with the 1045 steel tsuba and steel higo fuchi and kashira assures that you will get the best of both appearance and functionality. The 1095 Carbon Steel blade is very solid and holds a cutting edge well. The hamon pattern is done in the same process as the traditional Shinsakuto of Japan, the blades are clayed to protect the edge and mune (spine) then quenched in water to temper the sword.
This is Ryujin Customized sword based on the handforged T10 shinogi zukuri style blade with Bohi (Blood Groove). Blade length is 27.5". Handle length is 10.5". There are 9 Tsuba, 9 saya and 7 Tsuka available in the drop down list. If you like other styles which are not in the drop down list, just pick one from the drop down list and put in your request in the text box. We will confirm with you later through email.
* The following Tsuba (hand guard) have gold plated versions and it costs $45 to upgrade.
T93101-1, T930102-1, T910103-1, T930104-1, T930105-1, T930106-1, T930107-1, T930108-1, T930109-1, T930110-1, T930112-1, T930114-1, T930116-1, T930200, T930117-1.
* Default handle is blacken fuchi kashira in higo style. If you want the antique chrome color fittings, please put in your request in the text box.
Lead time for assembling the custom sword is about 3-5 business days.
Sword type Katana Shinken
Steel tempering Differential clay hardened (water)
Steel type T10 (1095)
Polish Revere hadori
Blade geometry Shinogi Zukuri
Bo-hi type Single
Tsuba Steel 1045
Fuchi / kashira Steel Higo antique patina
Seppa Copper or brass
Habaki Copper or brass
Mekugi (bamboo safety pin) 2x
Tsuka-ito Rayon silk
Sageo (cord around sheath) Rayon silk
Samegawa (Ray skin) White
Koiguchi / koijiri Buffalo horn
Blace length 27.5"
Tsuka length 11” up to 14”
Weight (without saya) Depend on length of blade
Saya type Choice of