Samurai Katana Sword T10 Folded Clay Tempered Steel Hadori Feather Polish With Full Ray Skin Buffalo Horn Saya
T10 Folded Clay Tempered Steel Katana Sword Hadori Feather Polish Full Tang And Fully Sharpened With Full Ray Skin Buffalo Horn Saya, High Quality Copper Fitting And White Ray Skin Samegawa With Black Silk Wrap
Sword Type: Katana
Steel Type: T10 Folded Clay Tempered Steel Hadori Feather Polish
Blade Length: 72 Centimeters
Handle Length: 27 Centimeters
Blade Width: 3.2 Centimeters
Tang: Full Tang
Sharpness: Fully Sharpened
Blood Groove: No 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 Ray Skin Buffalo Horn Saya
Ito (Wrap): Black Silk
Ray Skin (Samegawa): White Ray Skin
Sword Bag: silk
Samurai Katana Sword
Sword polishing is part of Japanese swordsmithing where a blade is polished after forging. It gives the shining appearance and beauty to the sword. This handmade T10 clay tempered Hadori polished Katana is one of the highest grades katana meant for use for the practitioner or collector.
The blade has been 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 blade has also been further polished creating some feather-like appearance above the hamon. This finishing process brings out and enhances all details of a blade so that they are readily visible for observation and analysis, which entails results that must be free of any visual imperfections.
The saya features a top quality beautiful full authentic ray skin finish with high quality buffalo horn fittings. The tsuba, fuchi and kashira are all made of high quality copper featuring Japanese Tsunami theme. Every aspect of the sword has top notch finish.
The tsuka (handle) is made of hardwood and authentic white ray skin samegawa. 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, tatami mat.
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.