|Posted: Mon 14 Jul, 2014 7:21 am Post subject: For Sale: SBG Chen Professional Grade Katana [UK Only]
FS SBG Chen Professional Grade Katana The Kuramono
Due to 'decluttering' am selling my Official SBG Professional Grade Katana "The Kuramono" ['Dark Thing']
Exquisitely balanced, blade forged from T-10 High Speed Tool Steel blade & wickedly sharp. Never used for cutting, other than occasional 'paper test'. These were hand made in very limited numbers by the reknown Chen forge. The Gold mon is a personal upgrade supplied by the World reknown Fred Lohman of Oregon in the States.
Am located mid Cornwall UK but can ship within UK mainland but at buyers risk & expense, approx £14. Can take Paypal [buyer foots paypal fees please] Respectful very near offers invited & considered.
If there is anything I can assist with, please dont hesitate to pm me, I'm always very pleased to assist/help.
Thank you for taking the time reading.
Kind regards Bill
The official details & spec:
Official SBG Professional Grade Katana "The Kuramono" ['Dark Thing'] $329.99 inc Shipping $430 [£267]
The Kuramono ['Dark Thing'] is the flagship Katana in the SBG Professional Grade series. With a High Performance T-10 High Speed Tool Steel blade, that is differentially hardened and has a natural, prominent hamon. Built with high quality, all black components and subject to the highest level of Quality Control on any sword in this price range. The basic dynamics designed and approved by a team of high ranking Canadian Japanese Sword Art Sensei. It's perfectly balanced and the toughest sword in the line with it's non fullered blade, it is surprisingly fast and lightweight.
The solid bodied, non fullered 2.45 shaku or 29" hand forged and polished blade is made from high quality T-10 High Speed Tool Steel, chosen because of its relative tensile strength and scratch resistent properties. The hardness rating is HRC 58-62 on the edge and 54-56 on the spine. The blade has a full length nakago (tang) and is differentially hardened with a prominent natural hamon, and honed to be paper cutting sharp with a traditional 10 step sharpening process. The brass habaki is carefully fitted to the blade, which fits perfectly into a textured black saya with extra thick and hard wearing sageo. The black "Mitsugahsira Hidari Tomoe" (left rotating triple commas) tsuba is made of solid iron for extra strength and durability. The tsuka is 11" long and perfectly friction fitted to the blade and secured with two top quality bamboo mekugi. The tsuka is extremely tightly wrapped in the correct, alternating style over real black rayskin with high quality synthetic silk ito that is actually tougher wearing than real silk. Although from an aesthetic sense is virtually indistinguishable from the real thing. The only colour of the dark fittings is the silver colored alloy dragon menuki. Each Kuramono is carefully assembled and guaranteed to be free of the common flaws that plague entry level, and even more expensive Katana. Made for both performance, aesthetics and durability, this is a Katana built to stand the tests of time.
* T-10 Tungsten Tool Steel
* Differentially Hardened with prominent Hamon
* Superior Fittings and Components
* Individually Hand Made
* Approved for serious martial arts useage
* 100% Guaranteed Quality Control
Blade length: 29"
Handle length: 11"
Overall length: 40"
Blade thickness: 0.3"
Blade width: 1.18"
Weight: 2lb 7oz
Point of Balance: 6" from tsuba
All the very best Bill