TSURIKOMI AND SUNOBE:FORMING THE BLANK. 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.The obvious undulating texture on the balde was resulted from folded repeatedly during forging. HIZUKURI:FULLY SHAPING THE BLADE. 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. 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.
HI AND HORIMONO:GROOVES AND ENGRAVINGS. 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.
NAKAGO AND MEIKIRI:FILING AND SIGNING THE TANG. 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.
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. A free&random sword bag comes with the sword The display stand in the sword pictures is NOT included Due to All of our products are full handmade, So it varies a little from sword to sword. You can choose the following sword fittings to replace the original ones!
The sword is composed of a large array of fittings, tsuba, Ito&Sageo and Saya and ray skin, all of our swords are available to be customized. BO-HI (blood groove), blade without HI is stronger for cutting, blade with HI is lighter for practice. (It cost extra 10usd for razor sharpening and takes more time to finish). Wakizashi and a Tanto can be customized to mathch this katana.You Can choose the Following Habakis. This Sword's Original Habaki. You Can choose the Following seppa. This Sword's Original seppa.
You Can choose the Following Iron Tsuba. This Sword's Original Tsuba. You Can choose the Following Fuchi/Kashira. This Sword's Original ones. You Can choose the Following Menuki.
This Sword's Original Menuki. You Can choose the Following. You Can choose the Following ito.This Sword's Original ito. You Can choose the Following leather ito. You Can choose the Following Sageo.
You Can choose the Following Saya. This Sword's Original Saya. This Sword's Original saya. Engravings on the blade toward the handle, adjacent to tsuba.
Some other locations are also avaliable for engraving. It takes 1-2 days more for laser engraving while 3-4 days more for etch engraving and Saya hand engravings. Our sword smiths and Craftsmen are carrying on the legacy of their predecessors. They have the best skills.Our goal is to make all of customers 100% satisfaction. Working hours:GMT+8 9:00-23:00. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Swords & Sabers\Asian\Japanese". The seller is "vansword168" and is located in this country: CN. This item can be shipped worldwide.