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Johannes Zenker





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PostPosted: Fri 01 May, 2020 6:20 am    Post subject: Cheness 9260 Spring Steel O-Katana         Reply with quote

Since I'd rather have money for other projects I'm selling a few of my less-used posessions.

First is my through-hardened 9260 spring steel O-Katana by Cheness Inc.
(manufacturer's stats: http://www.chenessinc.com/33inch.htm)

What I measured:

Blade length (tip to tsuba): 85cm
Total length (sword only): 115.5cm
Total length (with saya): 118cm
Weight (sword only): 1200g
PoB: ~17cm from the Tsuba
Thickness at base: 7.25mm

It came moderately sharp with a slight appleseed grind. It also has a fake hamon, which I have made a bit subtler. I have lightly touched up the edge with 2000 and 12000 grit belts, which is somewhat visible in the kissaki area. It is still not shaving sharp, but more than sharp enough for Tatami.

The saya has a coating of wax on the inside, some of which sometimes sticks to the blade when drawn. (An issue which Matthew Jensen also mentioned in a recent review on his channel)

I have cut with it on two occasions, targets were one tatami mat, a few water bottles and milk jugs. This has left some very slight marks on the blade.

I have disassembled it once to fix some rattling in the habaki and tsuka area (I think I shimmed it with slips of oiled paper). It is a bit of a bear to disassemble. The Mekugi (1 bamboo, 1 brass) come out easily enough, but the tsuka is on very tight.

The blue Ito is not the tightest, but seems secure enough.

There is a slight dent in the Kashira where the lacquer has come off, and the lacquer on the tip of the Saya is not so great.

I bought it new on oriental-weaponry.co.uk , which no longer offer Cheness products. I paid 401 with shipping.

My asking price is 350 with insured shipping inside the EU. Global shipping negotiable.

I accept paypal (add 3%) and bank transfer. Cash possible if collected in Munich, Germany.



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