JAPANESE SAMURAI SHIRASAYA SWORD KATANA FOLDED STEEL CLAY TEMPERED SHARP BLADE. 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: High Quality Hard Wood + OX Horn Handle Material: High Quality Hard Wood + OX Horn Kissaki Shape: Chu-Kissaki Blade Shape: SHINOGUI-ZUKURI Sori(curve): 1.8 CM Package weight: 2.0 kg.The blade is made of 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. The visible tenuous undulating grain on the blade was resulted from folded repeatedly during forging. The Kissaki shape of the blade tip is Chu-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. The blade is in full-tang which greatly enhances the strength of the whole sword.
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 Tsuka is made of High Quality Hard Wood. This saya (sheath) of the sword is made of High Quality Hard Wood. 1: The sword is well assembled with saya and free silk bag! Box and stand are not included! 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 Shirasaya Sword Damascus Katana Clay Tempered Real Hamon Sharp Blade" is in sale since Tuesday, October 4, 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.