Fully functional and battle ready. The sword is really cost-effective and will be your best choice to show to your friends or keep it as a collection. Also, it is very suitable for training or display for its exquisite folding craft. 1095 and 1060 high carbon steel.
Genuine Ray skin + Hard wooden. 1.77 inch 4.5cm. 1.26 inch 3.2 cm.
0.91 inch 2.3 cm. <1>TANREN:FORGING <2>TSURIKOMI AND SUNOBE:FORMING THE BLANK. The balde was made of Damascus steel, it was Fully hand forged in a completely traditional manner. AISI 1060 High carbon steel and 1095 high carbon steel were smelted and pounded to fold 13 times to creat 8192 layers, Not only can remove the remain impurities of the carbon steel and better distribute the carbon to form the blank, But also allow the layers to bend at rates that differ very, very slightly when lateral (sideways)stress is placed upon the blade. Layering the steel creats resilience (toughness)that makes each par of the blade more likely to bend.
The obvious undulating texture on the balde was resulted from folded repeatedly during forging. <1>HIZUKURI:FULLY SHAPING THE BLADE <2>ARA-SHIAGE: ROUGH FINISHING <3>YAKI-IRE:HEAT TREATING.
The blade would be fully hand shaping, and then heat treating after grinding(rough finishing), then quickly oil and water quenching (tempering) to greatly improve the hardness and flexiblity of the balde. This way allow the layers to cool at different rates during the tempering process, The faster steel cools, the harder it becomes; this is a product of the carbon that is mixed with the steel.The slower steel cools, the softer it remains. This creats a nature mix of hardness and flexibility. <1>SHIAGE:FINISHING THE BLADE <2>HI AND HORIMONO:GROOVES AND ENGRAVINGS. Hand shaping the balde after the second time polishing (Finishing the blade), And two long Hi (blood groove) were made on each side of the balde to create a lighter blade while swung and balance it to achive an optimal performance. Meanwhile, engraving services will be implemented in this step.
NAKAGO AND MEIKIRI:FILING AND SIGNING THE TANG. This blade comes with a full length Tang which greatly enhances the strength of the sword while swung. The tang will be filed to match well with the handle, and it will be signed according to your requirements.
Fully hand polished by our experience swordsmith with more than 14 process hand sharpening work by the multiple grade abrasive stone in the most traditional Japanese craftmanship way. Then the balde would be processed to be red color, it will not fade, also, it helps reduce rusts and looks nicer. It is sharp to cut off a bottle-thick bamboo. The point of the blade is medium length.
A free&random sword bag comes with the sword The display stand in the sword pictures is NOT included Due to All of our products are full handmade, So it varies a little from sword to sword. You can choose the following sword fittings to replace the original ones!
The sword is composed of a large array of fittings , tsuba, Ito&Sageo and Saya and ray skin, all of our swords are available to be customized. BO-HI (blood groove), blade without HI is stronger for cutting, blade with HI is lighter for practice. (It cost extra 10usd for razor sharpening and takes more time to finish).
Wakizashi and a Tanto can be customized to mathch this katana. S01-S20 are lacquered saya, finished in the traditional method, they are. S21-S24 are covered with ray skin in part, the koiguchi and Kurikata and Kojiri are made of bufflo horn. S25 is made of high quality hard wood, the koiguchi and Kurikata and Kojiri are made of bufflo horn.
S26 is made of rosewood, the koiguchi and Kurikata and Kojiri are made of bufflo horn. S30-S31 are made of hard wood and lacquered with speckle. S32-S38 inlayed with real shell in the pattern with better lacquered.S39 is hard wooden, a kind of different design, well made. S40-S43 are fully wrap with rayskin. Engravings on the blade toward the handle, adjacent to tsuba. Some other locations are also avaliable for gngraving. It takes 1-2 days more for laser engraving while 3-4 days more for etch engraving and Saya hand engravings. Our sword smiths and Craftsmen are carrying on the legacy of their predecessors. They have the best skills. Our goal is to make all of customers 100% satisfaction. Working hours:GMT+8 9:00-23:00. The item "Red damascus folded steel blade japanese Katana samurai sword Buffalo Horn saya" is in sale since Tuesday, May 10, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Swords & Sabers\Asian\Japanese". The seller is "vansword168" and is located in , . This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.