Fully functional and fully battle ready. The sword is really cost-effective, functional 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 special differential hardening and exquisite craftsmanship of forging process. 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. <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 our swordsmiths has applied clay to the sword to control the rate at which the blades cools when quenced after grinding(rough finishing). Also, the clay ensures carbon does not simply escape during this process. What's more, our swordsmith went a step further: Applying different thicknesses of clay to the edge and spine(back) of the blade respectively(Differential hardening). After the clay process, heat treating the blade, then quickly oil and water quenching (tempering) to make the edge(coated with a thin layer)cool faster, while the spine(coated with a thick layer) cools slower. Thus, what began an unavoidable consequence of the process was, a beautiful real hamon was appeared on the balde, turn into a mark of creativity and an element of beauty.
The result of this process compounds the benefits of forging the sword with a sofer core. The edge of the blade becomes very hard and strong, able to retain an edge befitting the marvelous reputation of these exquisite weapons.
The spines hardens, but does not become as hard, giving the spine a degree of springiness that immensely enhance the resilience of the weapon when swung in actural pratice. <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 15 process hand sharpening work by the multiple grade abrasive stone in the most traditional Japanese craftmanship way. 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 "Differential harden T10 Clay Tempered Blade Japanese samurai Sword Katana Sharp" is in sale since Wednesday, December 30, 2015. 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.