This is a Special Edition Musashi Sword design by Paul Southren of Sword Buyers Guide. It was design as a lightweight katana made for super fast cuts. Using Maru-kitae hand forged technique with 1060 high carbon steel the result is a beautiful and resilient blade. The Fuchi and Kashira depict a bamboo theme. Glossy black wood saya sheaths the katana while not in use.
A unique feature on the “Fast Cutter” is the rare double Bo-Hi on the blade. Bo-Hi is commonly known as blood grooves, but that is a common misconception. The purpose of the Bo-Hi is to helps reduce the weight of the katana, it actually has nothing to do with channeling the blood. Making the Katana lighter enables the user to weld the katana smoother and puts less stress on the hands. Not to mention it benefits some advance cutting techniques that requires the katana to change direction rapidly.
Along with the rare hamidashi tsuba, the bamboo fast cutter is very light. In train hands, this light weight katana can cut maneuver and change direction with speed you didn’t know was possible!
The Special Edition Banboo Fast Cutter is Razor sharp right out of the box and ready for tamishigiri.
Each Special Edition Bamboo Fast Cutter is individually numbered on the tang and comes with matching certificate of authenticity. Every Katana also includes a cotton sword bag for storage.
40.5" Hand Forged Katana
Weights around 2 pounds (without saya)
Maru-Kitae Forging Method
1060 High Carbon Steel
Razor Sharp Edge
Brass Hamidashi Tsuba
Brass Fuchi and Kashira
Real Ray Skin Handle
Certificate of Authenticity