Katana Sword T10 Folded Clay Tempered Steel Hadori Polish With Black Semi Red Ray Skin Saya
T10 Folded Clay Tempered Steel Katana Sword Hadori Polish Full Tang And Fully Sharpened With Black Semi Red Ray Skin Saya, High Quality Copper Fitting And Red Ray Skin Samegawa With Black Silk Wrap
Sword Type: Katana
Steel Type: T10 Folded Clay Tempered Steel Hadori Polish
Blade Length: 72 Centimeters
Handle Length: 27 Centimeters
Blade Width: 3.2 Centimeters
Tang: Full Tang
Sharpness: Fully Sharpened
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): Black Semi Red Ray Skin Saya
Ito (Wrap): Black Silk
Ray Skin (Samegawa): Red Ray Skin
Sword Bag: silk
You are looking at a handmade T10 clay tempered Hadori polished Katana. It is one of the highest grades katana meant for use for the practitioner or collector. It comes with a certificate of authenticity, and is guaranteed to cut tatami bamboo pole using proper cutting techniques.
The blade is folded 13 times creating 8192 layers and it’s been clay differentially tempered and polished by Hadori method – the traditional Japanese classical process- the Hadori polish (also known as the KEISHO). The blade exhibits clear curly grain patterns and a natural authentic wave hamon. The hamon has been enhanced by Hadori polishing using a coarser abrasive than the body of the blade, leaving it whiter in appearance. In other words, the blade smith uses a stone called Hazuya and whitens the area that further enhances the shape of the Hamon.
The saya features a gloss black semi red ray skin with buffalo horn fittings. The tsuba, fuchi and kashira are all made of high quality copper featuring Japanese dragon warrior theme. Every aspect of the sword has top notch finish.
For those who are not familiar with the making of Japanese swords, Hamon (from Japanese, literally means “blade pattern”) is a visual effect created on the blade by the clay hardening process.
A Hadori finish can be applied to almost any sword. Few people do not like Hadori finish because when it is done too heavily it hides the details of the Hamon, but when it is done well it actually enhances the visibility of the crystalline structures. The ultimate purpose of this procedure is to reveal the best of the hamon and therefore increase the value of the sword.
The tsuka (handle) is made of hardwood with authentic red ray skin samegawa wrapped by black cord. The balance of the blade is perfect and the sword is completely functional. It can be used for drills, practice or target cutting (tameshigiri) such as bamboo pole and tatami mats.