Full tang Japanese Samurai Katana Iron Tsuba sharp blade clay tempered sword. Overall Length: 40.6 inch /103 cm Tsuba: Iron. Blade Length: 27.5 inch / 70 cm Menuki: Brass. Handle Length: 10.24 inch / 26cm Habaki: Top grade brass.
Blade Width: 1.26 inch / 3.2cm Seppa: Top grade brass. Blade Thickness: 0.28inch / 0.7cm Rayskin.Blade material: Folded steel Bo-hi: Yes. Craft: Clay tempered Sharpness: can cut fresh bamboo. Lack with half roll rattan Tang: Full tang. About half roll rattan saya. The half vine saya adopted Japan traditional artistic method which is very tedious. After the forming of saya shape, it should use a speacial kind of rattan twine on the top half of saya with skillful technique which need grasp very accurately. After finished roll, it can be painting. While the painting is much troublesome, because it needs 34 times of painting and sword smith can not do the next process until it totally dry after every painting. Katana -One of Japanese Quintessence, is the product of worldwide unique specific forging craft. Obedience to Japanese traditional work craft, we produce katana and swords in different series, different style, and different usage. This KATANA is 100% hand-forged and hand-sharpened according to the Japanese traditional forging methods. Our differentially hardened carbon steel blades have been heat-treated, sharpened, and well-balanced. The blade is constructed from high quality carbon steel, carefully hand beaten into shape, forged, quenched before being polished by hand to a mirror sheen. Folded Steel When creating this work of art the craftsman must use all of his skill and truly feel the steel to bring out its inner beauty and strength. Constructing such a blade would begin by forging and folding 1095 carbon steel together 15 times. This process is carried out until there are up to 32768 layers, creating a beautiful grain like patterns in the steel. By folding the steel in different ways, a sword making master can actually control the patterns in the steel to create different appearances. The reason for using the fold forging method was to transform iron into high quality steel, removing the impurities and amalgamating the soft and hard characteristics of the steel. This creates a strong yet flexible blade that can withstand duress. After being forged folded by hand, the new blade is arduously hand-polished and sharpened simultaneously with different grades of stones to bring out the beautiful patterns caused by the folding layers of steels. Before being quenched, a special clay mixture can be applied onto the blade to harden the edge and obtain different hardness on the blade. And would be applied to the edge of the blade before being quenched.
During quenching, a chemical reaction between the clay mixture and the hot steel occurs during the sudden temperature drop and carbon is fed into the blade in high amounts, creating an extremely tough edge. A clay hardened blade can only be quenched in water, thus increasing the defect rate even more. Another way for clay tempering is to apply clay along the blade but let edge exposed. Thus, while quenching the blade into water, the uncoverd edge will cool down suddenly, but the rest of blade will cool down slowly. Such differential temperature change results in the different hardness of the blade.
So the edge is tough enough to cut, where the back of blade is soft/flexible enough to absorb the impact during cutting. Such quenching process usually will leave beautiful wavy tempered line on the blade, as known as "homon" in Japanese swords term.While it is common to find swords which have a rat tail tang (two pieces welded together), a thin tang or even no tang at all, all of our Japanese swords have a thick tang running from the blade to the full length of the handle. Only after we confirm, can the changes be done. International Buyers - Please Note. We are one of the sowrd manufactures in Longquan China where is famous for sword making. We can change some fittings of the swords if you need. We can engrave your name on the blade for free. We are not a reseller, so the price is competetive. All of our swords are handmade. Don't worry about the quality. Please contact with us before you leave feedback.
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