Katana Citadel Meiyo

Citadel “Katana Meiyo”. Lightweight hand forged XC75 carbon steel blade with groove. Selective hardening. Tsuba in pure cut, chiseled and bronzed iron. Menuki. Partially matt black lacquered saya, ostrich paw leather insert. A katana with a slightly curved blade. Unique piece.

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New CITADEL creation, this Katana should delight both aesthetes and fencers. A katana with a contained and well balanced weight. This sword is UNIQUE.

  • Beautiful shinto style slightly arched throat blade. Yamato construction.
  • Hand forged XC75 steel. Selective tempering with clay giving as usual a real and beautiful Hamon
  • Nagasa: 30.32″
  • Kassane:  0.22″
  • Moto Haba: 1.25″
  • Hamon: Gunome
  • Mune with soft slopes
  • Sori: 0.73″
  • Pointe: Chu Kissaki, Yamato shape swollen into a viper head
  • Nakago: limé en Takano Ha
  • Habaki: double, hugging the throat. One in hardened copper and adjusted on the blade, the other in brass engraved with a shower of stars. Seppas: guilloche brass
  • Tsuba: beautiful reproduction by hand carving and engraving of an old tsuba. Bronze with salts.
  • Saya: matt black lacquered jackfruit wood and ostrich paw leather insert. Kurigata in water buffalo horn. Shito Dome in guilloche brass.
  • Tsuka: braid of black silk on white coarse-grained same. Katatemaki. Kashira in quilted iron kabutokane as well as fuchi. Length 11.02″, width 1.38″
  • Balance point forward of Tsuba: 5.83″
  • Weight 34.57 Oz
  • Length total: 43.31″

Entirely handmade by CITADEL
Blade carries lifetime guarantee subjected to normal use in a Dojo
Delivered with Bukuro and its carrying pouch