Weight (without Saya): 1.79 lbs / 0.81 kg (approximately). Saya Material: Hard wooden with black gloss finished. Handle Material: Genuine Ray skin + Hard wooden. 1&This KATANA is hand forged and hand sharpened using Japanese methods to create a perfect blade. Fully functional and battle ready.The accessories of the sword are all authentic from the ray skin handle, to silk sage-o and copper oxidized fittings. This is the best sword you will find in the price range. 2&Blade: The blade of the sword has been hand forged using the ancient method of sword making.
Full hand forged, hand polished and hand sharpened. The blade was made of 1095 high carbon steel, and it has been laminated in a Maru style with a clay temper line. A special clay was applied to the blade by hand, using a thin covering near the edge and a thicker layer over the rest of the blade. This results in a relatively quicker cooling of the edge during quenching, producing a hard edge and softer back.
The beautiful real hamon on the blade was also result of the differential cooling of the blade (quenching and tempering). 3&This blade has been hand polished with multiple grade sharpen stone by Japanese method, which made the surface of the blade like a mirror, the blade is also very sharp.
4&The tip of the blade is a Chu Kissaki (medium length), it was well defined with the hamon going all the way through the Boshi. This blade comes with a full length Tang which greatly enhances the strength of the sword. This sword is strong enough to cut through a thick bamboo tree with a single strike yet sharp enough to slice paper. 5&Tsuba: The Tsuba (guard) is made of iron. The Habiki (blade collar) is a one piece brass construction.
Two Seppas (spacer) secure the Tsuba. 6&Tsuka: The Tsuka (handle) core is wooden and it is tightly wrapped over genuine Ray skin Samegawa with a synthetic silk Ito. The Fuchi (sleeve) and Kashira (buttcap) are iron. The Tang of the sword is secured by two Mekugi (peg). Two copper Menuki (ornament) are on each side of the Tsuka.
7&Saya: The saya (sheath) of the sword is hard wooded with black gloss finished. A cord Sage-O has been tied around the bright copper Kurigaga (knob) of the scabbard. The Koiguchi has been hardened. (1) A silk sword bag comes with the sword. But the wooden stand in below item pictures is NOT included.(3) This Katana can be taken apart fully anytime for maintenance purposes, you can disassemble the sword from the handle by taking out two pegs. If you need a maintenance kit.
(4) Due to our swords are full hand made, so Specs will vary slightly from sword to sword. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Swords & Sabers\Asian\Japanese". The seller is "artisan-sword-store777" and is located in this country: CN. This item can be shipped worldwide.