HAND FORGED FOLDED STEEL CLAY TEMPERED JAPANESE SWORD KATANA SHARP. Overall Length: 40.5 inch/104 cm Nagasa Length: 27.8 inch/70.5 cm Handle Length: 10.6 inch/27 cm Blade Width(near Habaki): 1.26 inch/3.2 cm Blade Width(near Kissaki): 0.91 inch/2.3 cm Blade Material: Folded Steel + Clay Tempered Saya Material: Hard wood + Seashell + Ox Horn Handle Material: Ray Skin + Hard Wood Tsuba Material: High Quality Brass Kissaki Shape: O-KISSAKI Blade Shape: UNOKUBI-ZUKURI Sori(curve): 1.8 CM Package weight: 2.0 kg. HAND CRAFTED & BEING FOLDED 12 TIMES WITH MAGNIFICENT CRAFTSMANSHIP. The blade is hand-made in traditional Japanese craftsmanship way. It is hand-forged, hand-polished and hand-sharpened by our experienced smith.The blade is made of black folded steel and has folded 12 times to create the 4096 layers to increase the flexibility and hardness of the blade and a distinct texture is left on the blade as a result of the repeated folding during the process. CLAY TEMPERED LEFT WITH REAL HAMON ON THE BALDE. The Kissaki shape of the blade tip is o-kissaki. The blade surface is mirror polished by multiple abrasive stones and sand-paper. Clay was used to thinly cover the edge of blade and thicker layer cover the rest of the blade.
This leads to relatively quicker cooling of the blade during quenching, producing a hard edge and softer back. The hamon on the blade was the result of quenching and tempering. This blade has a shape in "Unokubi-Zukuri" style.There is one big Hi (blood groove) on each side which is from Habaki to the middle of the blade, the thickness on the back becomes thinner from the half of the blade towards the tip, but the back turns to thick near the KISSAKI (tip). This not only allows for a lighter blade and audible feedback when swung, but also can balance the blade to achieve optimal performance.
The blade is in full-tang which greatly enhances the strength of the whole sword. The blade is strong enough to cut a thick tree and sharp enough to slice paper. BATTLE READY SHARP BLADE & FUNCTIONAL CUTTING. The sword can be as hard as to cut the hard thing like: cut the meat with bones, paint bucket and straw mat; can be as sharp as to slice paper. This is a functional sword which can be used for the real battle, and also an absolutely necessary as one of the collections or display for its special clay tempering and exquisite craftsmanship of forging process.
This tsuba (guard) of the sword is made of High Quality Brass with two Copper Seppas to put on each side of it (spacer securing it). The Habaki (blade collar) is of brass composition.
This Tsuka is made of hard wood, wrapped with genuine ray skin, and tied with Synthetic leather Ito in the Katatemaki wrap style. The Fuchi (sleeve) and Kashira (buttcap) on the tsuka are made of brass with matching Menuki on each side as an ornament, two Mekugi (peg) are nailed to secure the Tang of the sword.
Sword can be disassembled by picking up the two Mekugi (peg). This saya (sheath) of the sword is hard wooden, engraved with seashell, and lacquered superior paint to highly gloss the surface of it. The Sage-O is tied around the Kurikaka (knob) of the saya, the Koiguchi (scabbard mouth) and Kojiri (scabbard tip) has been hardened.
1: The sword is well assembled with saya and free silk bag! Box and stand are not included! You can pick one of the following tsuba instead of this sword's original tsuba!! High Quality Brass Tusba 401-427. You can pick one of the following saya instead of this sword's original saya!!You can pick one of the following Ito/sageo instead of this sword's original Ito/sageo! You can pick one of the following Ray skin instead of sword's original Ray skin! We will do our best to resolve the problem. Return is accepted within 30 days if an item isnt' as described. The item "FULL TANG FOLDED STEEL CLAY TEMPERED JAPANESE SAMURAI SWORD KATANA SHARP BLADE" is in sale since Monday, September 5, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Swords & Sabers\Asian\Japanese". The seller is "tommy_lee85" and is located in LongQuan. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, Canada, China, Brazil, Australia.