Overall Length: 40.5 inch/104 cm. Blade Material: Folded Steel + Clay Tempered.
Nagasa Length: 27.8 inch/70.5 cm. Handle Length: 10.6 inch/27 cm. Handle Material: Ray Skin + Hard Wood.
Sori(curve): 1.8 CM. Blade Width(near Habaki): 1.26 inch/3.2 cm. Package weight: 2.0 kg. Blade Width(near Kissaki): 0.91 inch/2.3 cm.
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 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. Bo-hi (blood groove) is added to each side of the blade which can not only lighten the blade but also balance it to achieve optimal performance.
(If do not want the Bo-Hi, just let us know and we can customize for you). 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. This tsuba (guard) of the sword is made of Iron 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 real silk ITO in the traditional 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 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!
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Return is accepted within 30 days if an item isnt' as described. The item "FUNCTIONAL FOLDED STEEL CLAY TEMPERED SHARP BLADE JAPANESE SAMURAI KATANA SWORD" is in sale since Wednesday, February 20, 2013.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.