Geisha’s Blade version of Aoshi Shinomori‘s Double Kodachi – the first and most accurate fully functional version in the market (1st released in 2010). This is based on the popular anime/manga Samurai X (Rurouni Kenshin). When the swords are in their saya, they appear to be part of a single sheathed sword: one blade having a regular katana handle with fittings and fully wrapped, while the second blade is inserted in the other end that blends in with the saya itself (like a shirasaya), giving it the impression of being a nodachi (a very long field sword). When in fact, there are two swords.
• Blade Material: 2nd Gen 1045 carbon steel (mono-steel)
• Edge: Fully sharpened
• Treatment: Hand Forged, Through Hardened, Heat Treated & Tempered, Water Quenched
• Overall Length w/ saya: 56 inches
• 1st Kodachi Blade Length: 17.5 inches
• 1st Kodachi Tsuka: 11 inches wood
• 2nd Kodachi Blade Length: 17.5 inches
• 2nd Kodachi Tsuka: 8 inches wood
• Saya: 36 inches glossy black lacquered finish
• Tsuba / Fuchi / Kashira: Zinc alloy
• Habaki / Seppa / Menuki: Brass
• Tsukaito: Black synthetic silk
• Sageo: Black silk
• Mekugi: 2 bamboo pegs
• Samegawa: Real ray skin panels
• Nakago: Full tang
• Hamon: Wirebrushed midare (irregular) pattern
• Specs may vary slightly from sword to sword
• Can be disassembled
• Includes cloth bag and carton box
The video below shows the difference in flexibility between the 1st Generation and 2nd Generation. The 2nd Gen is more flexible like a 1060 blade.
More subtle wire brushed hamon which looks like a real hamon.