John Lee Ten Kei Katana
The blade is forged in a complex kobuse style. A hard shell of 1095 high carbon steel surrounds a soft low carbon steel core. Thanks to the traditional differentiated hardening with the application of clay, the blade also has hardness and flexibility.
- The blade is hand-forged from carbon steel 1095 - Kobuse section
- Due to the weight, the sharpened blade includes (Bo-Hi)
- Traditional differently tempered blade as a result of clay applied during the cooling process with the original, beautiful Hamon line
- Suitable for cutting practice, 60 HRC on ha and 40 HRC on muni
- Fine, handmade fittings (Tsuba, Fuchi, Kashira, Menuki) refined with gold and silver
- The handle (Tsuka) is made of wood and completed with original stingray leather (Iso).
- The tightly wrapped handles of green silk are made in the traditional Katate-Maki style
- Habaki made of brass
- The end of the handle is extra long and attached to the handle with 2 bamboo needles (Mekugi)
- The cover (Saya) is made of wood, decorated with high-quality Sageo (sheath).
- Edges (Koiguchi, Kurigata and Kojiri) are made of buffalo horn
- Creation of accompanying museum originals
Ten Kei can be translated as Gift of Heaven. It is a symbol of the beauty of nature. Fine floral motifs inspired by nature are visible in the fittings
- Blade material: carbon steel + 1095 high carbon steel
- Blade length to Tsuba: approx. 71 cm
- Total length without cover: approx. 100 cm
- Handle length: approx. 29 cm
- Sori: approx. 20 mm
- Weight without cover: approx. 1000g
- Total weight: approx. 1300