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Kyoketsu shoge


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Forged from 5160.  Forged double edge, integral handle.. Stainless wire wrap. forge welded ring. 


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Not sure how to answer your question.. as to Heavy usage..  I'm guessing it is Heavy? Usage? 

It's not that heavy.. Though it is fairly large..  the knife proper weighs about 1lbs..  the ring and rope adds another 1lbs to the assembly.. 

handle length including the butt where the cord is tied is 6".. the straight blade to hook blade is 7.250" the hook blade is 5.125"

 

As for usage it's a tool..  it's usages are many..  It's both an offense and defense tool as well as chopping, digging, climbing (jammed in between rocks, rope used for hand holds etc, etc), snaring..ensnaring, used for telling depth or height of both land objects and water or liquids..  disarming others, the list goes on and on..  As with all NIn-gu is is considered a throw away tool to be discarded as need be.. 

 

While forged very well and tempered with Hamon it is not finished to the level of a sword.. Made to function, little else so time is not wasted with polishing and such.. 

I forged this for me so the proportions are a little large compared to traditional ones.. 

 

 

 

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Very nice i,m forging one right now out of 1095 with a 5160 ring and going to use a chain instead of code what you made is exactly how I envisioned a shog e to be thank you for posting this picture awesome.

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On 1/9/2021 at 11:59 AM, Ben66 said:

Very nice i,m forging one right now out of 1095 with a 5160 ring and going to use a chain instead of code what you made is exactly how I envisioned a shog e to be thank you for posting this picture awesome.

Your welcome..    I would only go with a mild steel ring..   the rings take a beating in use but mild steel will handle a lot of abuse and still keep going.  I've never bent one and we used to live train back in the day and if used properly never sustain any real damage..  You can't see it in the photos but the ring has a few gashes in it. 

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