Katana Sword T10 Clay Tempered
This is a Katana Sword constructed of T10 Clay Tempered steel, featuering Black Saya and Iron Fittings
Sword Type: Katana
Steel Type: T10 Clay Tempered Steel
Blade Length: 72 Centimeters
Handle Length: 27 Centimeters
Blade Width: 3.2 Centimeters
Tang: Full Tang
Blood Groove: Double Bohi (Blood Groove)
Tsuba (Handguard): Iron Tsuba
Fuchi (Hilt Collar): Metal Fuchi
Kashira (Pommel): Metal Kashira
Menuki (Handle Ornaments): Metal Menuki
Saya (Scabbard): Black Saya
Ito (Wrap): Sythentic Brown Leather
Ray Skin (Samegawa): White
Sword Bag: Silk
This is a Japanese Samurai Katana that is made of T10 steel and is clay tempered to increase its strength. Its Tsuka features iron and metal fittings which add to the swords physical appeal. It comes with a black Saya to increase its artistic quality.
For the measurements, the blade of this Katana is 72 centimeters long while its width is 3.2 centimeters. The Tsuka has a total length of 27 centimeters. The sword’s overall weight is 1.49 kilograms.
This Katana features a blade made of T10 steel. Since it has a high carbon content, it helps make the blade sturdy and tough. (read more about our steel types here)
It is clay tempered to make the blade flexible while retaining its sharp edge. Clay tempered swords are built to last in the rigors of practice cutting. Its blade is a full Tang and is also sharpened, making it suitable for cutting a variety of targets. It also features a double Bohi to reduce the sword’s weight.
The Wrap and Fittings of the Tsuka
The Tsuka features a white Samegawa. This prevents the user’s hands from slipping to avoid accidental cuts. On top of this is the Tsuka Ito made of synthetic brown leather. This material is strong and feels smooth.
For its fittings, the blade has an iron Tsuba. For the Menuki, Kashira, and Fuchi, these are all made of metal. These fittings help in balancing the weight of the sword.
Accessories of the Katana
This Katana has a black Saya. This keeps the sword safe from scratches and other forms of damages after using it. The Saya is sanded and carved to achieve the perfect shape for the Katana. Aside from storage, the Saya can also be carried by attaching it to a obi belt.
For additional storage, the Katana also comes with a silk sword bag.
Kamakura and Muromachi Periods – The Most Important Eras of the Katana
The Katana was the primary sword of the Samurai warriors in ancient Japan. The Kamakura and Muromachi era were two of the most vital periods in the Katana’s history. This is most especially for the sword’s development.
The Kamakura period was the time when the Japanese sword developed into a Katana. The Muromachi period, on the other hand, was when the use of the Katana became more prevalent.
Since there were a lot of invasions during the period, wars in Japan became continuous. This led to the warriors requiring the Katana due to its construction and blade shape. With that, the swordsmiths continued to produce the Katana.
One of the reasons why the samurai sword became popular is that it was easier to use on horseback. Samurai warriors were able to draw their swords even when mounted. This was in comparison to swords produced at an earlier period.