Blade: clay tempered folded steel (Sanmai Construction) Blood Groove: on both sides Blade Edge: fully sharpened, razor sharp Habaki (Blade Collar) & Seppa (Spacer) Material: brass Tsuba (Hand Guard). Tsuba (or choose any styles) Fuchi (Handle Cap) and Kashira (Handle Collar): brass Tsuka (Handle): authentic ray skin with ornament menuki Tang: full tang with 2 Mekugi pegs. Aya Sword Bag: 1 silk sword bag. This blade has a Sanmai construction.
It is 100% handmade and made from AISI 1060 carbon steel and 1045 carbon steel. The blade has also been clay tempered , which creates a natural Hamon. This blade features a handmade Japanese. Ray skin samegawa tsuka, full tang with 2 mekugi pegs. This sword is battle ready and capable of cutting bamboo.
It is suitable for Kendo or Iaido training. A high value and collectable item. Please view above picture A. The middle red part of the blade is high carbon AISI 1060 steel. 2 blue layers divided laminated on the 2 sides are folded steel.
The folded part consists of AISI 1045 carbon steel. It has been folded 13 times creating 8192 layers.
The high 1060 carbon steel in the middle makes the blade hard and sturdy. On the other hand, the 2 blue layer folded steel keeps the flexibility of the blade. Please view above picture B. The red line we call it Sanmai Line. The Sanmai Line is generated by high carbon steel and folded steel mix forging processing.Sanmai Line is high carbon steel and folded steel dividing line. The part of the blade under the Sanmai Line is carbon steel and above part is folded steel. This sword has been hand forged by our Japanese traditional method, Clay Tempering. The gray area is the clay covered range. The Smith puts clay on the blade and leaves the edge clear. The blade will be heated to red then quenched into water. Therefore, the clay covered area helps the blade to keep its flexibility. The crystal clear natural hamon line is achieved from clay tempering. You can pick one of the following tsuba (handguard) instead of this sword's original tsuba. You can pick one of the following wrapping cords instead of this sword's original hilt cord and sageo. You can pick one of the following. Sets of Fuchi & Kashira to replace the orginal one. Menuki to replace the original one. Not as described may return to us within. If found defective, we will send out a replacement item shortly. We are willing work out a win-win solution.
We don' have responsibility for death or injury accident caused by the negligent or misuse for this sword. To View Our Other Auctions. The item "Clay Tempered Folded Steel Red Samegawa Japanese Katana Full Tang Razor Sharp" is in sale since Sunday, February 19, 2012. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Swords & Sabers\Asian\Japanese".
The seller is "flamecollection" and is located in default, default. This item can be shipped worldwide.