Blade length (in/cm): 12.25 / 31.12
Overall length (in/cm): 19.5 / 49.53
Weight (lbs/kg): 1.0625 / 0.48
Steel: 1060 Spring Steel
Ito: Black silk
Saya: Black gloss
renowned for being especially resilient to lateral stress or shock. Through the use of 1060
line surpasses traditional steel in durability and resilience. modern steel, the Musha The
traditional Japanese sword, while famous for its lethality and Taking advantage of 1060
spring amounts of stress. While Dynasty Forge does not condone sword abuse, or
dangerous cutting (please see the FAQ regarding Tameshigiri), the sword practitioner can
rest assured that the Musha 1060 blade will be more forgiving in the event of "less than
precise" technique. The blade is capable of taking a 45 degree bend and returning true to
center, making it an ideal cutter for repeated practice.
The Forging and Polishing Process
The blade is hand-forged from a single pure billet of 1060 spring steel and shaped and
polished by machine. This gives the 1060 line very crisp lines and a durable and easy to
maintain polish. Being machine polished, the edge can easily be touched up with a hone
without any detriment to the finish, making the blade a high-performance but low-cost
cutting sword. The blade is through-tempered, not requiring a differential temper for
durability, to a Rockwell hardness of approximately 52-53. The blade is then mounted in
traditional furniture, with genuine ox-horn fittings, natural lacquer, and Same panels. The
blade can be fully disassembled for easy maintenance.
The Finished Blade
Musha Class (1060)
The Musha class is anything but entry-level. Rather, it is the most durable blade among
the swords we produce. Capable of taking a considerable bend and returning true,
these blades make up for their workman-like looks with unparalleled cutting
performance. These katanas are meant to be used and should not be considered as
"display" quality. They may have minor visible blemishes that do not affect perfrmance.
This line is the first choice for cutting practitioners of all levels looking for a no-frills no-
nonsense performance oriented sword.
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