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Ocean Citadel Katana


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Ocean Citadel Katana SC4001. Limited edition Japanese samurai sword, 100 pieces worldwide only. Differentially hardened 1075 high carbon steel. Ocean motif. Beautiful saya in a deep midnight blue with a same-gawa or sting ray skin wrap.

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Ocean Citadel Katana

This is the first of the Limited Edition katana from Citadel Knives and Swords. Each sword is signed by the smith on the nakago with the sword number, limited to 100 swords before the model is retired.

This is an extremely well balanced sword in an ocean theme, with a nami or wave tsuba and turbulent water fuchi and kashira.

The blade is hand forged and differentially hardened 1075 high carbon steel.

Each blade is hand polished using traditional stones and powders to produce an authentic look.

This sword features a full length bo-hi or fuller to lighten and balance the blade.

The hi continues through the habaki and into the nakago, with the copper habaki forged to follow the hi.

The tsuka is carved to each individual sword ensuring a tight friction fit with a full same-gawa wrap.

The ito or handle wrapping is natural white silk imported from Japan, the ito is dyed with tea to give it a slight tan color that will darken a bit with use.

The saya is lacquered in a deep midnight blue with a same-gawa or sting ray skin wrap. Each saya is carved for the individual sword ensuring a proper snug fit.

A weapon of war foremost, new individual details in this sword present themselves with each viewing.

Ocean Citadel Katana Features

Differentially hardened 1075 high carbon steel.
Completely Hand-Made.
Limited Edition of 100.
Overall: 40"
Blade Length: 28"
Handle Length: 11"
Weight: 2lb 3oz
Point of Balance: 5 1/2"
Thickness at Guard: .26"
Thickness at Tip: .2"
Sori: 5/8"

To be called a "CAS Iberia product" requires a considerable amount of effort and ability, a high level of quality, consistency and performance.
Citadel is regarded as the finest maker of Japanese style swords available outside of Japan by many practitioners and collectors alike. Each sword is subtly unique, with no large scale casting facility each and every piece of a Citadel sword is crafted by hand by master artisans.

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