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Shinken Katana Sorted Ratings

Shinken (real) katana are those suitable for all purposes including tameshigiri (test cutting).



Highest Ranked Swords

  1. Tori XL Katana
  2. Toshi Katana (#16) - Custom Tsuba/Saya
  3. Tori Elite Katana
  1. Tori XL Katana
  2. Tori Elite Katana
  3. Momo-no-Saru (Peach Monkey) Katana
  1. Tori XL Katana
  2. Musashi XL (custom heavy tsuba)
  3. Toshi Katana (#16) - Custom Tsuba/Saya
     
  1. Tori XL Katana
  2. Toshi Katana (#16) - Custom Tsuba/Saya
  3. Tori Elite Katana
  1. Practical XL Katana
  2. Practical Plus Elite Katana
  3. Last Legend Mark VII Bear
  1. Practical XL Katana
  2. Practical XL Light Katana
  3. Practical Elite Katana

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Rankings Sorted By Balance and Feel

Balance
& Feel
Quality &
Fittings
Cutting Overall
Rating
Price Overall Bang
for Buck
Cutting Bang
for Buck
Tori XL Katana 7.7 8.0 9.4 8.3 $1,189 2.6 2.3
Toshi Katana (#16) - Custom Tsuba/Saya 7.4 7.4 8.6 7.8 $3,995 0.7 0.6
Tori Elite Katana 7.4 8.0 NA 7.7 $1,189 2.4 NA
Shinto Elite Katana 7.2 6.4 NA 6.8 $738 3.5 NA
Musashi XL (custom heavy tsuba) 7.1 5.9 9.0 7.3 $738 3.7 3.5
Shinto XL Katana 7.0 6.4 NA 6.7 $738 3.4 NA
Cold Steel Katana 6.9 4.2 3.4 4.8 $550 3.3 1.8
Tsunami Katana 6.8 6.1 NA 6.5 $679 3.6 NA
Practical XL Katana 6.8 3.7 8.1 6.2 $233 10.0 10.0
Musashi XL Katana 6.7 5.6 NA 6.1 $738 3.1 NA
Musashi Elite Katana 6.7 5.3 NA 6.0 $738 3.1 NA
Sunflower Katana 6.6 4.3 6.4 5.8 $850 2.6 2.2
Shinto XL Light Katana 6.5 6.5 NA 6.5 $738 3.3 NA
Practical XL Light Katana 6.5 3.8 NA 5.1 $233 8.3 NA
Practical Plus XL Light Katana 6.5 5.4 NA 5.9 $330 6.8 NA
Practical Plus XL Katana 6.5 5.3 NA 5.9 $330 6.7 NA
Nosyuiaido Steel Iaito 6.5 7.0 7.5 7.0 $1,198 2.2 1.8
Wind and Thunder Katana 6.4 6.6 7.8 6.9 $764 3.4 2.9
Last Legend Mark VII Bear 6.4 5.4 7.7 6.5 $365 6.7 6.1
Toshi Katana (#1) - Prototype 6.4 6.7 8.3 7.1 $3,995 0.7 0.6
Practical Elite Katana 6.3 3.6 NA 5.0 $233 8.1 NA
Momo-no-Saru Katana 6.2 7.5 NA 6.9 $924 2.8 NA
Musashi XL Light Katana 6.1 5.6 NA 5.9 $738 3.0 NA
Practical Plus Elite Katana 5.8 5.2 7.9 6.3 $330 7.2 6.9
Last Legend Reinami 4096 layer bohi 5.3 4.8 5.7 5.3 $779 2.5 2.1
Toshi Katana (#40) 5.2 5.6 8.0 6.3 $3,995 0.6 0.6
Practical Pro Elite Katana 4.9 5.1 NA 5.0 $441 4.3 NA
Practical Plus Katana 4.8 4.3 6.0 5.0 $301 6.3 5.8
Bamboo Katana 4.8 6.2 4.0 5.0 $1,280 1.5 0.9

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Rankings Sorted By Quality and Fittings

Quality &
Fittings
Balance
& Feel
Cutting Overall
Rating
Price Overall Bang
for Buck
Cutting Bang
for Buck
Tori XL Katana 8.0 7.7 9.4 8.3 $1,189 2.6 2.3
Tori Elite Katana 8.0 7.4 NA 7.7 $1,189 2.4 NA
Momo-no-Saru Katana 7.5 6.2 NA 6.9 $924 2.8 NA
Toshi Katana (#16) - Custom Tsuba/Saya 7.4 7.4 8.6 7.8 $3,995 0.7 0.6
Nosyuiaido Steel Iaito 7.0 6.5 7.5 7.0 $1,198 2.2 1.8
Toshi Katana (#1) - Prototype 6.7 6.4 8.3 7.1 $3,995 0.7 0.6
Wind and Thunder Katana 6.6 6.4 7.8 6.9 $764 3.4 2.9
Shinto XL Light Katana 6.5 6.5 NA 6.5 $738 3.3 NA
Shinto XL Katana 6.4 7.0 NA 6.7 $738 3.4 NA
Shinto Elite Katana 6.4 7.2 NA 6.8 $738 3.5 NA
Bamboo Katana 6.2 4.8 4.0 5.0 $1,280 1.5 0.9
Tsunami Katana 6.1 6.8 NA 6.5 $679 3.6 NA
Musashi XL (custom heavy tsuba) 5.9 7.1 9.0 7.3 $738 3.7 3.5
Musashi XL Light Katana 5.6 6.1 NA 5.9 $738 3.0 NA
Toshi Katana (#40) 5.6 5.2 8.0 6.3 $3,995 0.6 0.6
Musashi XL Katana 5.6 6.7 NA 6.1 $738 3.1 NA
Last Legend Mark VII Bear 5.4 6.4 7.7 6.5 $365 6.7 6.1
Practical Plus XL Light Katana 5.4 6.5 NA 5.9 $330 6.8 NA
Musashi Elite Katana 5.3 6.7 NA 6.0 $738 3.1 NA
Practical Plus XL Katana 5.3 6.5 NA 5.9 $330 6.7 NA
Practical Plus Elite Katana 5.2 5.8 7.9 6.3 $330 7.2 6.9
Practical Pro Elite Katana 5.1 4.9 NA 5.0 $441 4.3 NA
Last Legend Reinami 4096 layer bohi 4.8 5.3 5.7 5.3 $779 2.5 2.1
Sunflower Katana 4.3 6.6 6.4 5.8 $850 2.6 2.2
Practical Plus Katana 4.3 4.8 6.0 5.0 $301 6.3 5.8
Cold Steel Katana 4.2 6.9 3.4 4.8 $550 3.3 1.8
Practical XL Light Katana 3.8 6.5 NA 5.1 $233 8.3 NA
Practical XL Katana 3.7 6.8 8.1 6.2 $233 10.0 10.0
Practical Elite Katana 3.6 6.3 NA 5.0 $233 8.1 NA

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Rankings Sorted By Cutting

Cutting Balance
& Feel
Quality &
Fittings
Overall
Rating
Price Overall Bang
for Buck
Cutting Bang
for Buck
Tori XL Katana 9.4 7.7 8.0 8.3 $1,189 2.6 2.3
Musashi XL (custom heavy tsuba) 9.0 7.1 5.9 7.3 $738 3.7 3.5
Toshi Katana (#16) - Custom Tsuba/Saya 8.6 7.4 7.4 7.8 $3,995 0.7 0.6
Toshi Katana (#1) - Prototype 8.3 6.4 6.7 7.1 $3,995 0.7 0.6
Practical XL Katana 8.1 6.8 3.7 6.2 $233 10.0 10.0
Toshi Katana (#40) 8.0 5.2 5.6 6.3 $3,995 0.6 0.6
Practical Plus Elite Katana 7.9 5.8 5.2 6.3 $330 7.2 6.9
Wind and Thunder Katana 7.8 6.4 6.6 6.9 $764 3.4 2.9
Last Legend Mark VII Bear 7.7 6.4 5.4 6.5 $365 6.7 6.1
Nosyuiaido Steel Iaito 7.5 6.5 7.0 7.0 $1,198 2.2 1.8
Sunflower Katana 6.4 6.6 4.3 5.8 $850 2.6 2.2
Practical Plus Katana 6.0 4.8 4.3 5.0 $301 6.3 5.8
Last Legend Reinami 4096 layer bohi 5.7 5.3 4.8 5.3 $779 2.5 2.1
Bamboo Katana 4.0 4.8 6.2 5.0 $1,280 1.5 0.9
Cold Steel Katana 3.4 6.9 4.2 4.8 $550 3.3 1.8

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Rankings Sorted By Overall

Note the presence or absence of a cutting score will affect the Overall
Rating!

Overall
Rating
Balance
& Feel
Quality &
Fittings
Cutting Price Overall Bang
for Buck
Cutting Bang
for Buck
Tori XL Katana 8.3 7.7 8.0 9.4 $1,189 2.6 2.3
Toshi Katana (#16) - Custom Tsuba/Saya 7.8 7.4 7.4 8.6 $3,995 0.7 0.6
Tori Elite Katana 7.7 7.4 8.0 NA $1,189 2.4 NA
Musashi XL (custom heavy tsuba) 7.3 7.1 5.9 9.0 $738 3.7 3.5
Toshi Katana (#1) - Prototype 7.1 6.4 6.7 8.3 $3,995 0.7 0.6
Nosyuiaido Steel Iaito 7.0 6.5 7.0 7.5 $1,198 2.2 1.8
Wind and Thunder Katana 6.9 6.4 6.6 7.8 $764 3.4 2.9
Momo-no-Saru Katana 6.9 6.2 7.5 NA $924 2.8 NA
Shinto Elite Katana 6.8 7.2 6.4 NA $738 3.5 NA
Shinto XL Katana 6.7 7.0 6.4 NA $738 3.4 NA
Shinto XL Light Katana 6.5 6.5 6.5 NA $738 3.3 NA
Last Legend Mark VII Bear 6.5 6.4 5.4 7.7 $365 6.7 6.1
Tsunami Katana 6.5 6.8 6.1 NA $679 3.6 NA
Practical Plus Elite Katana 6.3 5.8 5.2 7.9 $330 7.2 6.9
Toshi Katana (#40) 6.3 5.2 5.6 8.0 $3,995 0.6 0.6
Practical XL Katana 6.2 6.8 3.7 8.1 $233 10.0 10.0
Musashi XL Katana 6.1 6.7 5.6 NA $738 3.1 NA
Musashi Elite Katana 6.0 6.7 5.3 NA $738 3.1 NA
Practical Plus XL Light Katana 5.9 6.5 5.4 NA $330 6.8 NA
Practical Plus XL Katana 5.9 6.5 5.3 NA $330 6.7 NA
Musashi XL Light Katana 5.9 6.1 5.6 NA $738 3.0 NA
Sunflower Katana 5.8 6.6 4.3 6.4 $850 2.6 2.2
Last Legend Reinami 4096 layer bohi 5.3 5.3 4.8 5.7 $779 2.5 2.1
Practical XL Light Katana 5.1 6.5 3.8 NA $233 8.3 NA
Practical Plus Katana 5.0 4.8 4.3 6.0 $301 6.3 5.8
Practical Pro Elite Katana 5.0 4.9 5.1 NA $441 4.3 NA
Bamboo Katana 5.0 4.8 6.2 4.0 $1,280 1.5 0.9
Practical Elite Katana 5.0 6.3 3.6 NA $233 8.1 NA
Cold Steel Katana 4.8 6.9 4.2 3.4 $550 3.3 1.8

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Rankings Sorted By Cutting Bang for the Buck

Cutting Bang
for Buck
Balance
& Feel
Quality &
Fittings
Cutting Overall
Rating
Price Overall Bang
for Buck
Practical XL Katana 10.0 6.8 3.7 8.1 6.2 $233 10.0
Practical Plus Elite Katana 6.9 5.8 5.2 7.9 6.3 $330 7.2
Last Legend Mark VII Bear 6.1 6.4 5.4 7.7 6.5 $365 6.7
Practical Plus Katana 5.8 4.8 4.3 6.0 5.0 $301 6.3
Musashi XL (custom heavy tsuba) 3.5 7.1 5.9 9.0 7.3 $738 3.7
Wind and Thunder Katana 2.9 6.4 6.6 7.8 6.9 $764 3.4
Tori XL Katana 2.3 7.7 8.0 9.4 8.3 $1,189 2.6
Sunflower Katana 2.2 6.6 4.3 6.4 5.8 $850 2.6
Last Legend Reinami 4096 layer bohi 2.1 5.3 4.8 5.7 5.3 $779 2.5
Nosyuiaido Steel Iaito 1.8 6.5 7.0 7.5 7.0 $1,198 2.2
Cold Steel Katana 1.8 6.9 4.2 3.4 4.8 $550 3.3
Bamboo Katana 0.9 4.8 6.2 4.0 5.0 $1,280 1.5
Toshi Katana (#16) - Custom Tsuba/Saya 0.6 7.4 7.4 8.6 7.8 $3,995 0.7
Toshi Katana (#1) - Prototype 0.6 6.4 6.7 8.3 7.1 $3,995 0.7
Toshi Katana (#40) 0.6 5.2 5.6 8.0 6.3 $3,995 0.6

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Rankings Sorted By Overall Bang for the Buck

the presence or absence of a cutting score will affect the Overall
Rating!

Overall Bang
for Buck
Balance
& Feel
Quality &
Fittings
Cutting Overall
Rating
Price Cutting Bang
for Buck
Practical XL Katana 10.0 6.8 3.7 8.1 6.2 $233 10.0
Practical XL Light Katana 8.3 6.5 3.8 NA 5.1 $233 NA
Practical Elite Katana 8.1 6.3 3.6 NA 5.0 $233 NA
Practical Plus Elite Katana 7.2 5.8 5.2 7.9 6.3 $330 6.9
Practical Plus XL Light Katana 6.8 6.5 5.4 NA 5.9 $330 NA
Practical Plus XL Katana 6.7 6.5 5.3 NA 5.9 $330 NA
Last Legend Mark VII Bear 6.7 6.4 5.4 7.7 6.5 $365 6.1
Practical Plus Katana 6.3 4.8 4.3 6.0 5.0 $301 5.8
Practical Pro Elite Katana 4.3 4.9 5.1 NA 5.0 $441 NA
Musashi XL (custom heavy tsuba) 3.7 7.1 5.9 9.0 7.3 $738 3.5
Tsunami Katana 3.6 6.8 6.1 NA 6.5 $679 NA
Shinto Elite Katana 3.5 7.2 6.4 NA 6.8 $738 NA
Shinto XL Katana 3.4 7.0 6.4 NA 6.7 $738 NA
Wind and Thunder Katana 3.4 6.4 6.6 7.8 6.9 $764 2.9
Shinto XL Light Katana 3.3 6.5 6.5 NA 6.5 $738 NA
Cold Steel Katana 3.3 6.9 4.2 3.4 4.8 $550 1.8
Musashi XL Katana 3.1 6.7 5.6 NA 6.1 $738 NA
Musashi Elite Katana 3.1 6.7 5.3 NA 6.0 $738 NA
Musashi XL Light Katana 3.0 6.1 5.6 NA 5.9 $738 NA
Momo-no-Saru Katana 2.8 6.2 7.5 NA 6.9 $924 NA
Tori XL Katana 2.6 7.7 8.0 9.4 8.3 $1,189 2.3
Last Legend Reinami 4096 layer bohi 2.5 5.3 4.8 5.7 5.3 $779 2.1
Sunflower Katana 2.6 6.6 4.3 6.4 5.8 $850 2.2
Tori Elite Katana 2.4 7.4 8.0 NA 7.7 $1,189 NA
Nosyuiaido Steel Iaito 2.2 6.5 7.0 7.5 7.0 $1,198 1.8
Bamboo Katana 1.5 4.8 6.2 4.0 5.0 $1,280 0.9
Toshi Katana (#16) - Custom Tsuba/Saya 0.7 7.4 7.4 8.6 7.8 $3,995 0.6
Toshi Katana (#1) - Prototype 0.7 6.4 6.7 8.3 7.1 $3,995 0.6
Toshi Katana (#40) 0.6 5.2 5.6 8.0 6.3 $3,995 0.6

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