Blade Width (near Kissaki): 0.91inch / 2.3cm. Weight (with Saya): 3.20 lbs / 1.45 kg (approximately). Weight (without Saya): 2.56 lbs / 1.16 kg (approximately). Saya Material: High Quality Ray Skin Wrapped SAYA.Handle Material: Genuine Ray skin + Hard wooden. This sword is hand forged and hand sharpened using Japanese methods to create a perfect blade.
Fully functional and battle ready. The accessories of the sword are all authentic from the ray skin handle, to silk sage-o and copper oxidized fittings. This is the best sword you will find in the price range. Materials And Way Of Forge. Blade: The blade of the sword has been hand forged using the ancient method of sword making.
Full hand forged, hand polished and hand sharpened. The construction of the blade is GYAKU-KOBUSE , one kind of KOBUSE construction, It is constructed of two different kinds of steel, the core steel and the outer steel, where the core steel is wrapped with the outer steel. The core steel is harder than the outer steel. The outer steel was made of folded steel. AISI 1060 High Carbon Steel are folded 12 times creating 4096 layers for superior strength and flexibility.
The visible tenuous undulating grain on the blade was resulted from folded repeatedly during forging. The core steel was made of 1095 steel, The steel has been thoroughly refined and tempered, 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 hard edge and softer back.
The beautiful real hamon on the blade is also result of the differential cooling of the blade (quenching and tempering). This blade has been hand polished with multiple grade sharpen stone by Japanese method, which made the surface of the blade like a mirror, the blade is also very sharp. The tip of the blade is a Chu Kissaki (medium length), it is well defined with the hamon going all the way through the Boshi. This blade comes with a full length Tang which greatly enhances the strength of the sword. This sword is strong enough to cut through a thick bamboo tree with a single strike yet sharp enough to slice paper.Tsuba: The Tsuba (guard) of the sword is brass with dragon design. The Habiki (blade collar) is a one piece brass construction. Two Seppas (spacer) secure the Tsuba. Tsuka: The Tsuka (handle) core is wooden and it is tightly wrapped over genuine Ray skin Samegawa with a synthetic silk Ito.
The Fuchi (sleeve) and Kashira (buttcap) are brass with dragon design. The Tang of the sword is secured by two Mekugi (peg). Two copper Menuki (ornament) are on each side of the Tsuka. Saya: The saya (sheath) of the sword is high quality hard wood. A cord Sage-O has been tied around the bright copper Kurigaga (knob) of the scabbard.
The Koiguchi has been hardened. This is a sharpened, super, truly battle ready Samurai sword very suitable for iaido and kendo superior. It is also allows you to make a collection of realistic, yet beautiful samurai sword, or to present one to your friend. Don't miss such a chance!NOTE: (1) (1) A silk SWORD BAG, WOODEN STAND, SWORD BOX AND MAINTENANCE KITS come with the sword. (2) This sword can be taken apart fully anytime for maintenance purposes, you can disassemble the sword from the handle by taking out two pegs. (3) Due to our swords are full hand made, so Specs will vary slightly from sword to sword.
Do you want an unique sword? Here you can get whatever you want. All our standard blades are available with customizable parts, where you can choose from a large array of fittings, Ito, Sageo and Saya. It is free to choose following parts instead of original ones! We also can engrave your name, simple symbol or something else you like on the blade, it is also free!!!
GENUINE RAY SKIN (SAMEGAWA) FOR CHOOSING. SYNTHETIC SILK ITO AND SAGEO FOR CHOOSING. We'll try to provide you with the great service and the best prices!
We have many sword smiths in our factory, whose techniques are very exquisite. We GUARANTEE that our my swords are full hand forged, hand polished and hand sharpened, the quality is very great. LARGE SELECTION OF JAPANESE SWORDS AND CHINESE SWORDS. For Japanese swords, we have near all kind of Japanese swords, such as KATANA swords, WAKIZASHI swords, TANTO swords, NAGINATA swords, NINJA swords, SAKABATO swords and so on; For the Chinese swords, we have Chinese sword "DAO" and "JIAN". Here you can find what you want!!EASY CUSTOMIZE YOUR OWN SWORDS. All our standard blades are available with customizable parts, where you can choose from a large array of fittings, Ito, Sageo, Saya and other options. We also can customize the blades for you if you give us detailed specifications, in addition, in order to make your sword more unique, we can engrave your name, simple symbol or something else you like on the blade. One word, we can customize ANY blades you like!!
At the same time, we will keep tracking the status of your item until you receive the package. Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK. United States , Australia and Canada. Special customized sword may need more time.We will do whatever reasonable to resolve your problem as long as we are given the opportunity. The item "TOP QUALITY JAPANESE SAMURAI SWORD KATANA KOBUSE BLADE RAY SKIN WRAPPED SAYA" is in sale since Tuesday, May 1, 2012.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Swords & Sabers\Asian\Japanese". The seller is "swordsmith668" and is located in LONG QUAN. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.