Long Size Nagamaki 1060 Carbon Steel
This is Long Size Nagamaki made of 1060 Carbon Steel featuering Matt Black Hardwood Saya and Metal Fittings
Sword Type: Nagamaki
Steel Type: 1060 Carbon Steel
Blade Length: 73 Centimeters
Handle Length: 60 Centimeters
Blade Width: 3.2 Centimeters
Tang: Full Tang
Blood Groove: With Bohi (Blood Groove)
Tsuba (Handguard): Metal Tsuba
Fuchi (Hilt Collar): Metal Fuchi
Kashira (Pommel): Metal Kashira
Menuki (Handle Ornaments): Metal Menuki
Saya (Scabbard): Matt Black Hardwood Saya
Ito (Wrap): Black Silk
Ray Skin (Samegawa): White
Sword Bag: Silk
This is a Nagamaki crafted from 1060 carbon steel, a favored type of steel among sword makers. It sports a nice matte black hardwood Saya that adds to the appeal of this Nagamaki.
Sword Steel Type
This Nagamakai is a full tang piece made of 1060 carbon steel which consists of 0.60% of carbon content, it is durable and capable of withstanding test cutting. The Nagamaki was known to be used by Uesugi Kenshin elite guard.
Fully Sharpened with the Bohi
The blade of this sword is sharpened, and can be of used for Tameshigiri upon acquisition. With this, the Nagamaki can withstand a certain amount of force during real time training or practice. it is possible to further customize the Nagamaki Here.
It features a Bohi which helps change the blades balance point. The Bohi helps the sword become quicker, swift, and easier to control. Its presence offers you that great Tachi Kaze – the sword wind sound when swinging the weapon. You will get excellent feedback on its angle; plus, the speed of one’s cut.
Full Tang Nagamaki and its Dimensions
This blade is great for training and practice due to it being a full tang. It is more durable, strong, and has a certain rigidity, allowing you to enjoy and better use the sword.
This Nagamaki has a blade length of 73 centimeters and width of 3.2 centimeters. Its Tsuka is 60 centimeters long and weighs 2.2 kilograms.
Fittings and Accessories
All the fittings that make up this Nagamaki are pieces made from metal. These include the Fuchi, Kashira, Menuki, and the Tsuba.
The Tsuba works to protect your hand from the opponents blade. The Kashira and Fuchi often use the same material to appear similar. These two fittings have the same engravers, and have the same pattern and design. For the Menuki, these are ornaments set under the Tsuka Ito.
Its Tsuka is as beautiful as any other part of the sword. It comes with a rayon silk black Ito that blends nicely with the white Samegawa, the sword is held by 2 mekugi pegs.
For the Samegawa, it features nodes with little hooks. These help keep the Ito in place so these won’t loosen or move out of place. It also encourages a better grip.
This sword comes with a matte black hardwood Saya which is vital for sheathing the Nagamaki. It’s not only for protection, but it makes it drawing the sword easier. There is a silk sword bag that you can use for carrying the sword around.
The Difference of the Nagamaki and Katana
Aside from the length of those samurai swords, the Nagamaki & Katana have distinct differences. Generally, there are no strict rules that govern the aspects of creating the Nagamaki.
It was different from the firm rules in measurements in regards to the blade’s length. In some cases, the hilt was also included. The Nagamaki had a variety in the blade & tang length, the style of its Kisaki, and more.
It is actually a very strong and sturdy mount when done the proper way. This is for easier dismount of the blade when needed. It is beneficial for inspections or maintenance.
For the Katana, it often sported just a single or double peg, while the Nagamaki had minimum of two or more. This was to account for the increased leverage for a much longer handle.