Miami Watch Company brings the traditions of Japanese blade forging to the modern era with our Katana Collection, a collection dedicated to the craftsman of yesterday, made for the craftsman of today. We take inspiration from these “Heavenly Blades,” forging our watches from artesian Damascus steel, and matching them to the best blades that can be made. For the love of food, artistry, and style, MWC presents the Katana Knife & Watch Collection. (日本刀).
The forging of a Japanese blade is a sacred art, involving dozens of craftsmen carrying out millennia-old tradition. Today, that heritage lives on in modern Japanese blade-making, renowned across the world by chefs who insist on world-class cutlery. Notable among these blades is the prized “Damascus” steel, made after a laborious process of folding, heating, and hammering the steel upon itself thousands of times. This serves to remove impurities from the steel and results in a unique, mysterious blade.
This is the 4th crowdfunding campaign by Miami Watch Company (MWC). MWC is a watch manufacturing company based out of South Florida, which also owns and operates Stranger Watch Company and Amir Watches. The Katana Collection is a 4-model series named in homage to the Tenka-Goken, or the “Heavenly Samurai Swords”: Dojigiri (童子切), Onimaru (鬼丸), Mikazuki (三日月), Juzumaru (数珠丸).
Each model features top components such as:
- Self-winding automatic 8N24 skeleton movement
- 316L grade surgical steel case
- Blade-grade Damascus steel bezel
- Domed Sapphire Crystal glass with Anti-reflective coating
- Custom rubber strap with embossed lines and Deployant Buckle
The 8N24 movement uses 21 jewels and operates at 21,600 vph and has a 42-hour power reserve.
The Katana watch measures 45mm wide, 13.4mm thick, and 50.4mm lug-to-lug. Below are some diagrams to show the case dimensions.
The Katana watch measures 45mm wide, 13.4mm thick, and 50.4mm lug-to-lug. The above diagrams show the case dimensions on the watch.
The set also comes with a Katana blade made of 77 layers of hand forged Damascus Steel. It has a G10 organic handle, which is essential for proper knife handle functioning. G10 is a high-pressure fiberglass laminate, a sort of composite material.
The Katana IndieGoGo Campaign is live and features attractive perks, especially for the Super and Early Bird Specials at $190 per set for the watch and the chef knife (80% Off MSRP, estimated at $1,000).
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