Shihan Abbott’s Signature Series Classic Katana sword is traditional in design offering excellent drawing and sheathing techniques plus cutting abilities. The classic blade is particularly designed to satisfy the demands of any discriminating martial artist. The blade is hand forged 1566 steel and sharpened using refined Japanese methods to create the perfect blade for kenjutsu and iaido use. The blade is heat-treated, tempered, and then oil quenched to achieve its optimal levels of HRC40 flexibility and HRC60 hardness. This classic blade is then hand polished with multiple grades of sharpening stones, which smoothes the surface of the blade and brings out the beauty of the hamon temper ridge with the rest of the blade reflecting like a mirror.
All the fittings are special and unique which consist of an ancient Japanese family crest of arms named, “wa ni mitsu no boshi”. This crest has been associated with great samurai warriors for centuries. The ocean wave tsuba is of substantial weight and design giving the sword a feeling of more balance while the sakura cherry blossoms menuki woven into the handle offers excellent gripping balance. A keen blade coupled with the power of the ocean’s wave and the beauty of cherry blossoms. These are all synergistically designed into a well-built sword known in Japan as nami-sakura fubuki. Signature Series Classic Katana is by far the first pick of any martial art enthusiast.