28.6 Inch Custom Katana by Rick Barrett
Signature: Rick Barrett.
Year Made: 2005
Forging Pattern: Monosteel
Tempering Pattern: Choji Midare with hints of Utsuri
Dimensions: Blade Length: 28.6 inchesNakago: 9.8 inches 7 mm thick and 33 mm wide at Hamachi
Mountings: Not Mounted
Overall Condition: An exceptionally well forged sword by one of the top US smiths working in the Japanese tradition. This is an extremely healthy sword with great balance and very elegant shape. Rick's has very keen attention to detail and is shown in the excellent finish on the nakago and the vibrant hamon. This sword is in a 'martial arts' grade polish and is ready for mounting. To learn more about Rick Barrett click on his site.