Folded Steel Clay tempered Samurai Sword Brown Ito Katana Full Tang Real Hamon. Blade Material: Folded steel(Folded 15 times, 32768 layer), clay tempered, graceful clay tempered hamon line&Folded hamon layers.
Blade width: 3.2cm/1.26inch. Blade thickness: 0.7cm/0.28inch. Handle(tsuka) : 26cm/10.24inch, Wrapped with Real rayskin & silk & ornamented with Alloy menuki, fixed with 2 mekugi(pegs). Blood Groove: Long Hi on each side. Tsuba (Guard): Zinc alloy Tsuba.
Other fittings: Brass habaki/seppa+Alloy fuchi & kashira. Saya (scabbard): hardwood lacquered Saya.HABAKI(blade collar):is a one piece brass construction. The main point of the habaki is to make the saya tight to the blade, so it is normal if there is scratch on. SEPPAS(spacer): Two Seppas secure the Tsuba if the tsuba is not so tight after a long time, you can disassemble the sword and put more seppas there. BO-Hi: Actually it is misunderstanding of the Bo-Hi as Blood-groove, the Bohi has been added to the blade in order to lighten it and provide audible feedback when swung. But if you want the blade with strength powerful, you can choose the sword blade without BO-HI.
The sword is full tang blade with good strength to do a test of cutting. But we advise the people who have experience do a cutting test, if you are new with swords, we do not suggest you do this, please be careful. Don't miss such a chance!The best quality of high carbon steel is at 1095, the carbon content was 1.03%, and the element contains a small amount of chromium, molybdenum, vanadium, after heat treatment can reach HRc58-60 hardness, toughness is very good, but not resistant to rust, more be applied to traditional european-style hunting knife, large cutting knife and military dao. Such as the United States during world war ii "KA - BAR" saber is in 1095 as the blade material. The material used with the blade. The blade is made of the high qualtiy carbon steel which is folded by 15 times Creating 32768 layers (It has the best quality in folded steel). The higher quantity of layers provides more unique and mystical hada patterns, which defines and displays the craftsman's experience and knowledge of traditional metallurgy passed down from generation to generation.
Only the utmost skilled bladesmiths (Toushyo) and polishers (Togi-shi) can bring out the beauty and life from the Shinsakuto live blade. During the forging process, all of the slags and impurities of the steel are burned off and folded forged to an uncompromised strength with an extremely sharp cutting edge. This high quality blade can easily cut through tatami straw mats or bamboo for Tameshigiri or Batto-do use.
The clay tempered craft with the blade. There is a very important and special way-Clay tempered with the blade of the sword, and the way we use is the ancient clay temper craft. The blade will be set apart as 2, one is the back of the blade and the other is the cut edge side.The other side will be covered by the thin powder and other mixture which is protected as a secret recipethe back side will be stick with the thicker clay mud. Coz the different thickness of the back of the blade and the cut edge side, and the different of the clay mud and the mixture, when the blade cooling to be a same low temperature at the same time after the heating by high temperature, this results in a relatively quicker cooling of the edge during quenching, producing a hard edge60HRC and softer back. That is why the blade has a radian, and there is a clay tempered wave line. The culture of Japanese sword. The sword/nihonto in Japan was called Katana.
But according to the sword shape and size, there are Tachi swords, Katana, Wakizashi and short(Tanto) swords. The famous swords exsist with graceful outlooking as a weapon and some are also as arts and collections. Each Samurai warrior kept two swords on his person - a long sword/Katana, and a short sword/Wakizashi.These swords were his principal weapons gut they also were an expression of his class and personality. The Katana is more suitable for the Long distance, and the Wakizashi usually used in the short distance. Because of the length difference, the Wakizashi will take less time when you take the blade out of the saya.
There are two kinds of martial arts which trained the use of the swords: Ken-do and Iai-do. Ken-do trains how to fight and the person being trained wears a protector and fights with a sword made of bamboo. The cross sectional shape of the grip of his bamboo sword is round. Iai-do teaches the skill of drawing a sword and striking with it. The cross sectional shape of the sword grip is oval.
Iai-do teaches several techniques of how to respond in many different situations of combat. "Hagakure" (literally it is "the shadow of the leaves") is a text of the Bushi, a class of the Samurais, which says, The way to be a Bushi is finding how to die. Loyalty and faith are most important. The Ken, or sword, is the spirit of the Bushi.
To die for one's lord and for Ken is for their honor. To be killed by the Ken is an honorable way to die. We sometimes got the question of people ask can the sword cut iron/wire? " or "can the sword cut bone?
It is not wise if you bought a Japanese sword which is sharpened to cut iron/wire, no matter how much your sword is, carbon steel or folded steel, clay tempered or not, that will make the edge of the sword turned or break down the blade. After that you will waste a lot of time to do the maintainence if that is still useful. What you see in the movie or video show that the sword can cut the hair with one breath;cut the iron/wire just like cut the mud, those are one-sided and exaggerated.
They make the sword mythical. That is not impossible that there is no hurt or damage with the blade at all after Tameshigiri, just do the maintenance well. In the real life if that is in a fighting, the right way to stop the opponent is with the back of the blade but the cut edge, if you want to do a cutting test, you can cut the bamboo trees(fresh), tatami or slice paper to instead of cuttint the wire. We have the Chinese sword which can cut wire, if you are interested in, you can go and check in our store.
The blade of that swords are usually very thick and heavy and sharpness is not so good as the Japanese swords. If you don't like the original mountings, you can choose the favorite ones from the options.Handle wrapping cord and saya cord should be the same color. If you only want to change one of them to another color, please inform of it specially. International Buyers - Please Note. Please contact with us before you leave feedback. We will try our best to solve the problem for you, thank you.
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