The "Yamakami" Katana shares the same blade construction as the Cheness SGC Katana "Tsukikage". With the primary difference being in their fittings. This is a broad katana made especially for exercises cutting goza or tatami omote mats. Its construction is based on a specialized dojo cutter and is the result of over half a year in development.
The Yamakami Katana shares the same blade as our Tsukikage Katana. Both swords uses the Cheness SGC blade design and is especially made for goza (tatami omote) cutting exercises.
The photos below shows the overall appearance of the blade in and out of the saya. This is a significantly broader sword with a narrower entry angle in its cutting edge.
Due to the nature of the geometry, the blade exhibits a hint of a pattern of how the quench affected different parts of the blade differently than the normal katana even though this is a through hardened blade.
The Yamakami uses a brown cotton ito wrapping with a blackened steel tsuba and an image of snow cap of Mt. Fuji. The steel used on this blade is the through hardened version of the Cheness 9260 Spring Steel.
The handle of this blade is slightly bigger than that of a standard katana. This is to compensate for the broader blade and nakago within the handle.
Yamakami Katana (Mountain Guardian)
Through Hardened 9260 Silicon Alloy Carbon Spring Steel.
Overall Length (+ Saya)
Full Hand Forged, Through Hardened, Oil Quenched, Hand Polished
28" Length, 0.25" Width, 1.50" Height
2 lbs 15 oz (no saya), 3 lbs 14 oz (with saya), 9 lb shipping weight.
Blackened Steel "Mount Fuji" Tsuba
6" above tsuba
2 X Wood (Double Pinned)
Real Ray Skin Panel Wrap
30.5" Black Glossy Lacquered Medium Hardwood .
Comes with original box and sword bag. Has some light scratches, otherwise excellent condition.