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Imperial Citadel Katana Limited Edition of 30

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This is the fourth of the Limited Edition katana from Citadel Knives and Swords. Each sword is signed by the smith on the nakago with the sword number, limited to just 30 swords before the model is retired.

The Imperial katana is themed in the symbolic flower of the royal family of Japan, the Chrysanthemum. In addition the golden color of the handle and saya represent the warrior’s courage. A sword fit for an emperor, or his most trusted general.

This is an exceptionally well balanced sword with a hand forged and differentially hardened 1075 high-carbon steel blade. Each blade is hand polished using traditional stones and powders to produce an authentic look. This sword features a full length bo-hi or fuller to lighten and balance the blade. The hi continues through the habaki and into the nakago, with the copper habaki forged to follow the hi.

Each fitting (guard, fuchi, kashira) is meticulously hand crafted in pure iron. Each piece is therefore slightly unique and held to a high standard of excellence. Citadel is one of only a handful of sword makers worldwide that still produces fittings in this manner.

The tsuka is carved to each individual sword ensuring a tight friction fit with a full same-gawa wrap. The ito or handle wrapping is two-tone hand wrapped silk imported from Japan wrapped in a Katate-Maki or battle-wrap style.

The saya is a work of art in its own right, showing off the masterful lacquer work that Citadel is capable of achieving in the exceptional golden metal-fleck style. Each saya is painstakingly hand carved for the individual sword ensuring a proper snug fit.

An astounding and notable sword, once 30 of these samurai swords are produced we will make no more. Certificate of Authenticity is included. An accompanying tanto will be produced in a similar style.

Imperial Citadel Katana Features:

  • Hand forged 1075 high carbon steel blade
  • Clay tempered
  • Hand sharpened
  • Hand polished
  • Full tang
  • Hand crafted pure iron tsuba
  • Two toned silk tsuka ito
  • Full Rayskin underwrap
  • Gold fleck lacquered wood saya
  • Battle ready
  • Certificate from forge included
  • Limited edition of 30 will be made


  • Overall: 41 1/4″
  • Blade Length: 29″
  • Handle Length: 11″
  • Weight: 2lb 11oz
  • Point of Balance: 5 1/2″
  • Sori: 3/4″

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  1. A class build 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 27th Apr 2017

    I purchased the Henwai Oni katana and the Citadel Imperial katana.
    The Imperial is very beautiful over all. I have not tested the blade out so no info there. Normally im not the gold colour type of guy but she does look great to the eyes.
    The black and gold handle and the shape is very soild when holding in the hands. After cleaning and oiling the blade she shines radiantly. The product is of great built. Only cons about the imperial that i got was.
    1) The pummal and guard shows signs of surface rust. This was easy to fix
    2) the hand guard was just a bit loss. Not a whole lot just a bit this this was also an easy fix.
    3) when cleaning the blade, I noticed that there is some scratch marks and maybe a bit of surface rust. This will be fixed.
    Other then the cons listed above. She is a very beautiful and solidly build katana and does come with a carrying case/bag and the oni did not.
    Sadly with the price on the imperial you would believe that the issue above would not be the case but sadly it is so.
    Also its worthy to mention that after holding both katana in hand the Imperial is very light compared to the Oni but the Oni does have a longer handle to compensate for the weight differents.

    Beauty points go to The Citadel Imperial and i would have to say the solid A+ build quality goes to The Henwai Oni.

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