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Tom Lee Chugen Series: Tetsu Katana

SKU: BSTL11

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£129.99

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Hand forged high carbon steel blade featuring a bo-hi (fuller/groove) the Tom Lee Tetsu katana, with blackened tsuba depicting two entwined dragons. The black tsuka ito (handle wrapping) is complemented with white sam'e gawa (ray skin) and secured with two bamboo mekugi (pegs) through the nakago (full tang).

Tom Lee Chugen Series: Tetsu Katana

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Tom Lee Chugen Series: Tetsu Katana

Paper cutting test: Passed.

The military rank of Chugen appointed to medieval Japanese soldiers was a rank of assistant otherwise known as "in-between" another term for beginner. The Tom Lee range of Chugen katana reflects this grade in the introductory level samurai sword.

Hand forged high carbon steel blade featuring a bo-hi (fuller/groove) the Tom Lee Tetsu katana, with blackened tsuba depicting two entwined dragons. The black tsuka ito (handle wrapping) is complemented with white sam'e gawa (ray skin) and secured with two bamboo mekugi (pegs) through the nakago (full tang).

Includes Free black cloth sword bag, free red patterned box. Please note the sword stand pictured is for illustartion purposes only.

The solid wood saya (sheath) is finished in a rich black lacquer.

Tom Lee blades are hand forged and tempered beyond other brand swords of this price range to a standard of hardness to withstand mild abuse and appropriate cutting targets.

Key Features
Forge high carbon blade
Cutting Blade
Correct shape and taper
Full tang
Double pegged

Specifications
Overall: 40"
Blade Length: 28.5"  
Handle Length: 11 1/4"
Blade thickness at habaki 7.78mm
Blade thickness at yakote 4.56mm
Blade width at habaki 31.78mm
Blade width at yokote 23.28mm
Specs will vary slightly from piece to piece.




 

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