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These measurements are taken from a sample of swords.  They are meant to be representative and may not exactly match your sword.  If you have any questions just email us at info@nihonzashi.com.

OA Weght OA Length Balance Point (from tsuba) Tsuka
Length
Mekugi
lbs. gm in mm in mm in mm
Kotetsu #388 3.17 1435 41 11 6 3/16
Kotetsu #375 2.90 1315 41 11 5 7/8
Kotetsu #271 3.17 1438 42.52 1080 6.77 172 10.94 278 1
Kotetsu #69 2.70 1225 42.01 1067 6.02 153 10.98 279 1
Kotetsu #182 2.73 1238 41.06 1043 6.30 160 10.87 276 1
Bamboo Stick Katana 1.87 848 39.41 1001 6.14 156 11.26 286 1
Bushido Katana 2.47 1120 39.84 1012 4.21 107 11.54 293 2
Dragonfly Katana 2.48 1125 40.75 1035 6.30 160 11.42 290 2
Golden Oriole Classic Katana 2.24 1016 42.60 1082 2.83 72 14.21 361 2
Imperial Katana 2.38 1080 40.59 1031 5.83 148 11.02 280 2
Mejin Katana 2.25 1021 39.61 1006 4.29 109 10.55 268 2
Musashi Daito Katana 2.66 1207 45.94 1167 4.76 121 15.28 388 2
Musashi Elite Katana 2.56 1161 41.46 1053 4.80 122 11.26 286 2
Musashi XL Katana 2.58 1170 40.87 1038 4.92 125 11.22 285 2
Musashi XL Light Katana 2.37 1075 41.02 1042 4.45 113 11.22 285 2
Oni L6 Katana 3.14 1424 44.17 1122 3.86 98 14.21 361 2
Orchid Katana 2.19 993 40.55 1030 5.71 145 11.65 296 2
Practical Classic Katana 2.10 953 39.69 1008 5.00 127 11.10 282 1
Practical Elite Katana 2.34 1061 39.41 1001 4.53 115 11.18 284 2
Practical Light Katana 2.17 984 39.53 1004 5.16 131 11.02 280 2
Practical Plus Classic Katana  2.15 975 40.79 1036 4.41 112 12.20 310 2
Practical Plus Elite Katana 2.56 1161 40.51 1029 4.76 121 11.26 286 2
Practical Plus XL Katana 2.58 1170 41.10 1044 4.84 123 11.26 286 2
Practical Plus XL Light Katana 2.44 1107 41.02 1042 4.53 115 11.26 286 2
Practical Pro Elite Katana 2.90 1315 44.21 1123 3.82 97 14.06 357 2
Practical Pro Katana 3.05 1383 45.83 1164 4.65 118 15.08 383 2
Practical XL Katana 2.70 1225 41.02 1042 4.88 124 11.14 283 2
Practical XL Light Katana 2.51 1139 40.87 1038 4.65 118 11.22 285 2
Praying Mantis 2.80 1270 41.54 1055 5.83 148 11.18 284 2
Raptor Nanbokucho Zukuri 2.79 1266 43.54 1106 5.20 132 13.11 333 2
Raptor Shinogi Zukuri 2.63 1193 40.31 1024 5.75 146 11.14 283 2
Raptor Shobu Zukuri 2.81 1275 42.83 1088 4.84 123 12.99 330 2
Raptor Unokubi Zukuri 2.70 1225 42.83 1088 4.61 117 13.07 332 2
Ronin Katana 2.28 1034 40.87 1038 4.92 125 11.18 284 2
Tea Culture Katana 2.49 1129 42.68 1084 4.53 115 12.13 308 2
Three Monkey Katana 2.04 925 39.41 1001 4.76 121 11.10 282 2
Tiger Elite Katana 2.68 1216 41.42 1052 4.65 118 11.30 287 2
Tori Elite Katana 2.59 1175 40.24 1022 4.41 112 11.18 284 2
Tori XL Katana 2.77 1256 40.67 1033 4.53 115 11.14 283 2
Tori XL Light Katana 2.59 1175 40.75 1035 4.45 113 11.18 284 2
Tsunami Katana 2.59 1175 40.83 1037 5.20 132 11.65 296 2
Warrior Chisa Katana 2.47 1120 36.22 920 4.33 110 11.26 286 2
Warrior Double Edge Katana 2.21 1002 39.25 997 6.22 158 10.00 254 2
Warrior Katana 2.47 1120 40.47 1028 6.10 155 10.94 278 2
Warrior Nodachi 4.38 1987 56.69 1440 3.70 94 22.64 575 3
Warrior O Katana 3.25 1474 48.27 1226 8.50 216 12.17 309 2
Wind and Thunder Katana 3.16 1433 42.56 1081 6.22 158 11.54 293 2

 



A (Length or Nagasa) B (Curvature or Sori) C (Length of Kissaki) D (Mihaba at Mune-Machi)  E (Mihaba at Yokote) F (Kasane at Mune-Machi) G (Kasane at Yokote)
in mm in mm in mm in mm in mm in mm in mm
Kotetsu #388 28 3/4 0.65 1.74 1.51 1.18 0.26 0.18
Kotetsu #375 28 3/4 0.55 1.74 1.41 1.15 0.25 0.18
Kotetsu #271 30.51 775 0.67 17 1.84 47 1.52 39 1.17 30 0.26 6.6 0.18 4.6
Kotetsu #69 29.80 757 0.79 20 1.52 39 1.41 36 1.09 28 0.27 6.9 0.19 4.8
Kotetsu #182 29.13 740 0.71 18 1.69 43 1.46 37 1.08 27 0.24 6.1 0.20 5.1
Bamboo Stick Katana 27.32 694 0.49 12 1.07 27 1.10 28 0.72 18 0.29 7.4 0.21 5.3
Bushido Katana 27.09 688 0.64 16 1.34 34 1.25 32 0.86 22 0.27 6.9 0.21 5.3
Dragonfly Katana 28.23 717 0.88 22 2.80 71 1.37 35 1.13 29 0.29 7.4 0.24 6.1
Golden Oriole Classic Katana 27.20 691 0.64 16 1.30 33 1.18 30 0.79 20 0.28 7.1 0.21 5.3
Hanwei Odachi 49.06 1246 2.14 54 2.58 66 1.47 37 1.16 29 0.40 10.2 0.30 7.6
Imperial Katana 28.58 726 0.71 18 2.01 51 1.31 33 1.00 25 0.28 7.1 0.21 5.3
Mejin Katana 27.99 711 0.71 18 1.31 33 1.26 32 0.83 21 0.27 6.9 0.21 5.3
Musashi Daito Katana 29.53 750 0.57 14 1.37 35 1.24 31 0.87 22 0.31 7.9 0.24 6.1
Musashi Elite Katana 28.94 735 0.70 18 1.80 46 1.37 35 1.06 27 0.28 7.1 0.17 4.3
Musashi XL Katana 28.46 723 0.54 14 2.14 54 1.44 37 1.15 29 0.26 6.6 0.17 4.3
Musashi XL Light Katana 28.54 725 0.54 14 2.01 51 1.42 36 1.11 28 0.27 6.9 0.15 3.8
Oni L6 Katana 28.94 735 0.90 23 2.14 54 1.44 37 1.15 29 0.28 7.1 0.20 5.1
Orchid Katana 27.87 708 0.49 12 1.17 30 1.16 29 0.81 21 0.25 6.4 0.20 5.1
Practical Classic Katana 27.36 695 0.54 14 1.32 34 1.21 31 0.90 23 0.24 6.1 0.16 4.1
Practical Elite Katana 27.09 688 0.78 20 1.75 44 1.37 35 1.01 26 0.27 6.9 0.14 3.6
Practical Light Katana 27.28 693 0.61 15 1.51 38 1.18 30 0.86 22 0.23 5.8 0.21 5.3
Practical Plus Classic Katana  27.40 696 0.60 15 1.25 32 1.19 30 0.86 22 0.24 6.1 0.15 3.8
Practical Plus Elite Katana 28.07 713 0.76 19 1.81 46 1.38 35 1.06 27 0.28 7.1 0.18 4.6
Practical Plus XL Katana 28.50 724 0.71 18 1.86 47 1.46 37 1.12 28 0.25 6.4 0.15 3.8
Practical Plus XL Light Katana 28.58 726 0.73 19 1.82 46 1.43 36 1.15 29 0.25 6.4 0.20 5.1
Practical Pro Elite Katana 29.06 738 0.70 18 1.82 46 1.36 35 1.08 27 0.26 6.6 0.16 4.1
Practical Pro Katana 29.72 755 0.60 15 1.56 40 1.22 31 0.86 22 0.31 7.9 0.21 5.3
Practical XL Katana 28.54 725 0.72 18 1.83 46 1.46 37 1.13 29 0.26 6.6 0.18 4.6
Practical XL Light Katana 28.54 725 0.71 18 1.82 46 1.45 37 1.11 28 0.28 7.1 0.21 5.3
Praying Mantis 28.90 734 0.77 20 3.09 78 1.42 36 1.19 30 0.27 6.9 0.22 5.6
Raptor Nanbokucho Zukuri 30.08 764 0.86 22 3.22 82 1.30 33 0.93 24 0.28 7.1 0.20 5.1
Raptor Shinogi Zukuri 28.07 713 0.74 19 1.71 43 1.28 33 0.94 24 0.30 7.6 0.19 4.8
Raptor Shobu Zukuri 28.94 735 0.78 20 2.30 58 1.28 33 0.95 24 0.31 7.9 0.23 5.8
Raptor Unokubi Zukuri 28.94 735 0.79 20 1.99 51 1.35 34 1.00 25 0.30 7.6 0.23 5.8
Ronin Katana 28.54 725 0.58 15 1.52 39 1.25 32 0.94 24 0.25 6.4 0.20 5.1
Shinto Elite Katana 27.95 710 0.68 17 1.67 42 1.37 35 1.05 27 0.26 6.6 0.15 3.8
Shuihi Tachi 27.68 703 0.55 14 1.16 29 1.20 30 0.80 20 0.27 6.9 0.21 5.3
Tea Culture Katana 29.45 748 0.62 16 1.32 34 1.25 32 0.81 21 0.29 7.4 0.25 6.4
Three Monkey Katana 27.20 691 0.71 18 1.38 35 1.14 29 0.80 20 0.27 6.9 0.22 5.6
Tiger Elite Katana 28.94 735 0.72 18 1.79 45 1.36 35 1.07 27 0.26 6.6 0.16 4.1
Tori Elite Katana 27.87 708 0.67 17 1.68 43 1.35 34 1.04 26 0.27 6.9 0.16 4.1
Tori XL Katana 28.43 722 0.66 17 1.94 49 1.41 36 1.14 29 0.26 6.6 0.16 4.1
Tori XL Light Katana 28.46 723 0.66 17 1.90 48 1.43 36 1.13 29 0.28 7.1 0.19 4.8
Tsunami Katana 27.99 711 0.54 14 2.99 76 1.25 32 0.92 23 0.25 6.4 0.22 5.6
Warrior Chisa Katana 23.66 601 0.50 13 2.87 73 1.39 35 1.16 29 0.32 8.1 0.26 6.6
Warrior Double Edge Katana 27.87 708 0.34 9 1.25 32 1.29 33 1.03 26 0.32 8.1 0.18 4.6
Warrior Katana 28.54 725 0.70 18 3.02 77 1.34 34 1.14 29 0.27 6.9 0.22 5.6
Warrior Nodachi 33.15 842 1.00 25 6.20 157 1.39 35 1.49 38 0.28 7.1 0.24 6.1
Warrior O Katana 34.80 884 0.78 20 2.84 72 1.35 34 1.09 28 0.31 7.9 0.28 7.1
Wind and Thunder Katana 29.92 760 0.44 11 3.32 84 1.40 36 1.12 28 0.30 7.6 0.23 5.8