0.91 inch/2.3 cm. The blade is hand-made, following the most traditional Japanese craftsmanship. It is fully hand-forged, hand-polished and hand-sharpened by our professional smith.
This 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 you do not want the Bo-Hi, just let us know and we can customize for you.
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 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 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 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! Please try more times if the website doesn't respond. We will do our best to resolve the problem.Return is accepted within 30 days if an item isnt' as described. The item "HANDMADE FOLDED STEEL FULL TANG VERY SHARP BLADE JAPANESE SAMURAI KATANA SWORD" is in sale since Saturday, September 21, 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.