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• Forge-Folded
• High Carbon Steel Blade
Black Matte Striped Saya
• Exceptional Balance

The Meijin Katana
represents the pinnacle
of production quality
for Shinken

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The Meijin Iaito represents the pinnacle of production quality for Shinken. The blade is forged-folded T10 high-carbon steel with bo-hi, making for a lighter blade and audible feedback on the cutting stroke. The blade is differentially hardened using a traditional claying method and has a distinctive grain pattern (hada) with visible layers. The Meijin has a very sharp edge and is capable of light target cutting. It measures 39 1/2 inches in overall length and finds the point of balance 5 inches from the guard.

The tsuka is wrapped in genuine ray skin (same) with a tsuka-ito in premium black Japanese cotton. The black iron koshirae display a “Turbulent Ocean” motif. The saya is finished in a distinctive black matte/gloss banded finish extending the length of the scabbard, with a black Japanese cotton sageo.


Overall: 39 1/2"
Blade Length: 28"
Handle Length: 10 1/2"
Weight: 2lb
Point of Balance: 5"
Width at Guard: 1.22"
Width at Tip: .80"
Thickness at Guard: .26"
Thickness at Tip: .19"
Sori: 3/4"

Specs will vary slightly from piece to piece.

SH5018 Meijin Katana by CAS Hanwei

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