Katana Practical swords de Luxe

The katana evolved as a sleeker and more compact alternative to the tachi. Its origins go at least as far back as the Kamakura Period, with several blades dated from that time residing in various national repositories.

Bamboo Katana

Bamboo Katana

Detail 529,00 € In stock

Golden Oriole Katana

Golden Oriole Katana

Detail 839,00 € In stock

Practical Plus XL Katana

Practical Plus XL Katana

Detail 489,00 € 10 Weeks

Practical Plus XL Light Katana

Practical Plus XL Light Katana

Detail 499,00 € 10 Weeks

John Lee Ten kei Katana

John Lee Ten kei Katana

Detail 663,00 € 2 Weeks

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Katanas

Its growth in popularity is believed to due the changing nature of close-combat warfare. The quicker draw of the sword was well suited to combat where victory depended heavily on fast response times. The katana further facilitated this by being worn thrust through a belt-like sash (obi) with the bladed edge facing upwards. Ideally, samurai could draw the sword and strike down the enemy in a single motion. Previously, the curved tachi had been worn with the edge of the blade facing down and suspended from a belt.

The length of the blade varied considerably during the course of its history. In the late 14th and early 15th centuries, katana blades tended to be between 70 to 73 cm (27.6 to 28.7 in) in length. While during the early 16th century, the average length was closer to 60 cm (23.6 in). By the late 16th century, the average length returned to approximately 73 cm (28.7 in).

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My glove size is 9. What size of gauntlets should I order if I want to wear padded leather gloves inside?

If you want to wear un-padded leather gloves in the gauntlets, order both in the same size (in your case size 9). With padded leather gloves we recommend to order the gauntlets always one size higher (so in your case 10). If you discover that the goods do not fit after receiving it, you can exchange it for free. You only pay the shipping costs.

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