Raijin Katana

(2 customer reviews)

Product Description

2nd Generation April 16, 2018 onwards: subtle wire brushed hamon, better blade flexibility. See videos below.

Raijin is a god of lightning, thunder, and storms in the Shinto religion and in Japanese mythology. His name is derived from the Japanese words ‘rai’ (meaning thunder) and ‘shin’ (god or kami). He is typically depicted as a demon-looking spirit beating drums to create thunder.

The design of the tsuba depicts Raijin on the obverse side and lightning on the reverse side. On the kashira, you’ll see Raijin’s companion, the demon Raiju (“thunder animal” or “thunder beast”). Raiju is generally calm and harmless, during thunderstorms, it becomes agitated and leaps about in trees, fields, and even buildings (trees that have been struck by lightning are said to have been scratched by Raiju’s claws).

Raijin is also known by the following names:
• Yakusa no ikazuchi no kami: Yakusa (八, eight) and ikazuchi (雷, thunder) and kami (神, spirit or deity)
• Kaminari-sama: kaminari (雷, kaminari, thunder) and -sama (様, a Japanese honorific meaning “master”)
• Raiden-sama: rai (雷, thunder), den (電, lightning), and -sama (様, master)
• Narukami: naru (鳴, thundering/rolling) and kami (神, spirit or deity)

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.

• 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: 41 inches
• Blade Length: 28 inches
• Tsuka: 11 inches wood
• Saya: 29.75 inches wood, glossy black lacquered finish
• Tsuba / Fuchi / Kashira / Menuki: Zinc alloy
• Habaki / Seppa: Brass
• Tsukaito / Sageo: Black cotton
• 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
• Packaging: carton box

2 reviews for Raijin Katana

  1. Wes (verified owner)

    Great sword to start with for a collection! Simple yet tough enough for light to moderate cutting.

  2. Jet Lee

    Nice swords

  3. vincejhen14 (verified owner)

    4th addition to my collection. The 2nd generation 1045 series did not disappoint. The hamon looks close to real. A well-crafted masterpiece indeed. Now I have 1045, 1050 (2) and 1060 series katanas. Will see if I can get my hands on a 1095 series or a tri-steel or a custom one and will surely go to Geisha’s Blade still in my next purchase. Thanks again Aldwin!

  4. Maria Baure

    My first ever katana, tho I don’t know yet how to handle it but still is impressive and tho its heavy for me (hehe) but its best as a beginner having this. Till my next order, thank you aldwin and geisha’s blade ❤️

  5. Ed Luciano (verified owner)

    Just received mine over the weekend. This is my first real sword. It is a long way from the 3 tier display swords I bought years ago. I am impressed. at the workmanship. Thank you for making COD delivery available. Fighting through the worst traffic in the world was the only thing holding me back from taking the leap and purchasing from your shop. Definitely looking forward to my next acquisition. Thank you Aldwin…

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