Blade Width (near Habaki): 1.26 inch / 3.2cm. Blade Width (near Kissaki): 0.91inch / 2.3cm. Saya Material: High quality wood. Handle Material: Genuine Ray skin + Hard wooden. 1-The balde was made of Damascus steel, it was Fully hand forged in a completely traditional manner.AISI 1060 High carbon steel and 1095 high carbon steel were smelted and pounded to fold 13 times to creat 8192 layers, Not only can remove the remain impurities of the carbon steel and better distribute the carbon to form the blank, But also allow the layers to bend at rates that differ very, very slightly when lateral (sideways)stress is placed upon the blade. Layering the steel creats resilience (toughness)that makes each par of the blade more likely to bend, and spring back, but not broken. The obvious undulating texture on the balde was resulted from folded repeatedly during forging. 2-The blade would be fully hand shaping, and then our swordsmiths has applied clay to the sword to control the rate at which the blades cools when quenced after grinding(rough finishing). Also, the clay ensures carbon does not simply escape during this process. What's more, our swordsmith went a step further: Applying different thicknesses of clay to the edge and spine(back) of the blade respectively(Differential hardening). After the clay process, heat treating the blade, then quickly oil and water quenching (tempering) to make the edge(coated with a thin layer)cool faster, while the spine(coated with a thick layer) cools slower. Thus, what began an unavoidable consequence of the process was, a beautiful real hamon was appeared on the balde, turn into a mark of creativity and an element of beauty. 3-The result of this process compounds the benefits of forging the sword with a sofer core.
The edge of the blade becomes very hard and strong, able to retain an edge befitting the marvelous reputation of these exquisite weapons. The spines hardens, but does not become as hard, giving the spine a degree of springiness that immensely enhance the resilience of the weapon when swung in actural pratice.4-Hand shaping the balde after the second time polishing (Finishing the blade), There was no HI for this balde which is much stronger for heavy cutting. Meanwhile, engraving services will be implemented in this step. 5-This blade comes with a full length Tang which greatly enhances the strength of the sword while swung. The tang will be filed to match well with the handle, and it will be signed according to your requirements.
6-Fully hand polished by our experience swordsmith with more than 15 process hand sharpening work by the multiple grade abrasive stone in the most traditional Japanese craftmanship way. The point of the blade is medium length. 7-Tsuka(Sword handle):The Tsuka is made of high quality wood wrapped with genuine ray skin(Samegawa), and tightly tied with real suede ITO.Two Mekugi (peg) was nailed to secure the full tang of the sword, the sword can be disassembled by picking up the two Mekugi (peg). 8-Tsuba sets(sword Guard):The Tsuba (guard), Fuchi (sleeve) and Kashira (buttcap) are made of high quality copper with exquisite workmanship and fine elaboration.
The tsuba is Secured by Two Copper Seppas (Spacer), The Fuchi (sleeve) and Kashira (buttcap) are made well match the tsuka for a good balance. 9-Habaki&Seppa::The habaki(blade collar) and the seppas (Spacer) are made of high quality brass. 10-Saya(Sword Scabbard):The saya is made by high quality dry wood with full rayskin wrapping with much better painting and put them through hacking, slotting, gluing, polishing and shaping treatment, and design proper degree of tightness for the sword blade to enter and out. (1) A silk sword bag comes with the sword. But the wooden stand in below item pictures is NOT included.
(2) if you need one wooden stand, please contact me. (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. (4) Due to our swords are full hand made, so Specs will vary slightly from sword to sword. 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. Materials And Way Of Forge. 1-The balde was made of folded steel in Maru structure smelted and pounded to fold 13 times to creat 8192 layers, Not only can remove the remain impurities of the carbon steel and better distribute the carbon to form the blank, But also allow the layers to bend at rates, it was Fully hand forged, hand shaping, hand polishing in the most traditional method of sword making. 2-A special clay was applied on the blade to control the rate at which the blades cools when quenced after grinding(rough finishing).
The clay ensures carbon does not simply escape during this process. What's more, we are Applying different thicknesses of clay to the edge and spine(back) of the blade respectively(Differential hardening), a beautiful real hamon was appeared on the balde result of Differential hardening. 3-The blade was well heat treating (Refining) and quenching(Tempering) greatly improve the hardness and flexibility of the balde for real use. 4-There was no bohi on the blade, No Bo-hi (blood groove) will be good for heavy cutting. 5-The blade comes with a full length Tang greatly enhances the strength of the sword while swung and it will be signed according to your requirements.
6-The blade has been Fully hand polished with more than 18 process hand sharpening work in the most traditional Japanese craftmanship way. What's more, the balde was hand polished by HAZUYA left with a white visible abrasive area on the surface of the blade. HAZUYA is a kind of very thin Uchigumori stone fixed with paper which is a specific stone to bring up hamon, It is very soft against the steel. It is strong enough for battle realy and heavy cutting.
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