Folded Clay Tempered Tamahagane Steel Katana with Hadori Polish
This is a Folded Clay Tempered Tamahagane Steel Katana with Hadori Polish and Full Black Ray Skin Saya With Buffalo Horn and High Quality Copper Fittings
Sword Type: Katana
Steel Type: Tamahagane Steel Hadori Polish
Blade Length: 72 Centimeters
Handle Length: 27 Centimeters
Blade Width: 3.2 Centimeters
Tang: Full Tang
Blood Groove: With Bohi (Blood Groove)
Tsuba (Handguard): High Quality Copper Tsuba
Fuchi (Hilt Collar): High Quality Copper Fuchi
Kashira (Pommel): High Quality Copper Kashira
Menuki (Handle Ornaments): High Quality Copper Menuki
Saya (Scabbard): Full Black Ray Skin Saya With Buffalo Horn
Ito (Wrap): Authentic Brown Leather
Ray Skin (Samegawa): Gold
Sword Bag: Silk
This is a fully functional Katana featuring high quality copper fittings. It has a stunning design, from its Tsuka and even its Saya. Its style and design brings out more of the swords aesthetic qualities. This is while keeping things tough and durable for use.
The length of this Katana blade is 72 centimeters and its width is 3.2 centimeters. Its Tsuka is 27 centimeters in length and weighs a total of 1.68 kilograms.
The Katana’s Blade
This Katana has a blade made of folded clay tempered Tamahagane. It has undergone Hadori polishing to increase the beauty of the sword.
Tamahagane is a kind of steel that often contains 1 – 1.5% carbon. It is a special kind of rare steel used by the Japanese swordsmiths to create various of Samurai weapons. It’s marked by higher carbon content that allows the production of a stronger blade.
The process of folding does not enhance the performance or hardness of the sword. Yet it is more for artistic value. Folded blades are more similar to the classic Nihonto made of Tamahagane. This is worth the price for a lot of people.
Sharpened and Usable
This sword is fully sharpened, so it can be used immediately upon purchase. It is also a full tang, so it is the best choice for cutting practice or Tameshigiri. Full tang swords are solid and rigid, something that will everyone will enjoy.
The Katana features a Bohi or blood groove. It helps increase the efficiency and ease of use of a sword, making it easier to wield.
This Katana comes with a full black ray skin Saya with Buffalo horn. Its primary purpose is to sheath and protect the blade when stored for display. The Saya also allows for quicker draw of the Katana during cutting practice or training.
Aside from the Saya, this Katana comes with a silk sword bag. It is a perfect addition for proper storing and carrying of the sword.
Sword Fittings of HQ Copper
This sword includes fittings which are the Fuchi, Kashira, Tsuba, and Menuki. All of them are made of high quality copper. Here are the uses of each:
The Tsuba is necessary to give the sword its proper weight. It helps counterbalance the sword as well.
For the Menuki, it is the ornament found beneath the Ito of the sword. While the Ito or Tsuka Ito makes use of authentic brown leather. This sword sports a gold Samegawa. It is genuine ray skin that also helps support the Tsuka of this Katana.
Development & Evolution of the Katana
The evolution of the Tachi to what would eventually become the Katana, continued. It was from the Muromachi in the years 1337 to 1573.
Beginning around the 1400s, crafted swords signed with the Katana styled Mei, appeared. It was a response to the Samurai who wore the Tachi in the Katana style. This is where the cutting edge faces up. Traditionally, the Nihonto are weapons worn with the Mei facing away from the user.