Overall Length: 40.5 inch/104 cm Blade Material: Folded Steel with Clay Tempered Nagasa Length: 27.8 inch/70.5 cm Saya Material: Hard wood Handle Length: 10.6 inch/27 cm Handle Material: Ray skin + Hard wood Kissaki Shape: Chu-Kissaki Tsuba Material: Zinc Alloy Blade Shape: Shinogui-Zukuri Sori(curve): 1.8cm Blade Width(near Habaki): 1.26 inch/3.2cm Package weight : 2.0kg Blade Width(near Kissaki): 0.91 inch/2.3 cm Condition: Brand new. The blade is fully hand-made in the most traditional Japanese craftsmanship way. It is fully hand-forged, hand-polished and hand-sharpened by our experienced smith. This blade is made of folded steel and has folded 14 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.
A special clay is applied to the blade by hand, using a thin covering near the edge and a thicker layer over the rest of the blade. This results in a relatively quicker cooling of the edge during quenching, producing a harder edge and softer back.
The beautiful real hamon is also a result of the differential cooling of the blade (quenching and tempering). The tip of the blade is a Chu Kissaki (medium length).
The blade is in full-tang which greatly enhances the strength of the whole sword. The blade is strong enough to cut a thick bamboo tree and sharp enough to slice paper. This tsuba (guard) of the sword is made of zinc alloy with two Seppas spacer securing it.. The Habaki (blade collar) is of brass composition.This tsuka is wooden one wrapped with genuine ray skin, and tied with real silk ito in the traditional wrap. The Fuchi (sleeve) and Kashira (buttcap) on the tsuka are made of zinc alloy 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 Mekusgi (peg). This Saya(sheath)of the sword is hard wood and lacquered black with high quality paint to high gloss its surface. 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! C: Wow, Lyuesword can customize my dreamed sword!!! L: Yes , Lyuesword can do customzation work, we have customized a lot of unique swords for our customers.
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Greece, Japan, The United Arab Emirat, Saudi Arab, Turkey, India, Malaysia, Denmark, Portugal, Singapore, Mexico, Argentine. Which is safe and effective. The item "FOLDED STEEL CLAY TEMPERED BLADE HANDMADE JAPANESE SAMURAI SWORD SHARP KATANA" is in sale since Tuesday, February 25, 2014. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Swords & Sabers\Asian\Japanese".The seller is "lyueswords" and is located in Long Quan. This item can be shipped worldwide.