Category Archives: Sword Steel

Heat Treating Steel

Heat Treating Steel Steel can be heat treated to create a variety of excellent properties and microstructures; and generally, the process of heat treating steel makes use of phase transformation during the cooling and heating stage to alter the microstructure [Read More...]

Folded Steel Katana

Folded Steel Katana During the medieval period in Japan, the quality of iron ore was not very notable, yet despite this, numerous Japanese metalworkers took various debris of impure iron which were cleansed via flame for about seventy-two hours and [Read More...]

Clay Tempered Katana

Clay Tempered Katana Clay tempered Katana or accurately called differential hardened Katana – Clay tempering is a process of utilizing clay to insulate portions of the metal that should be softened; once the sword is quenched and heated, this will [Read More...]

Damascus Steel

Damascus Blade was formed from Damascus steel. This is a type of steel commonly used to manufacture Folded Steel Katana and similar swords in the Near East. Damascus Steel Katana is characterized by distinctive pattern reminiscent of flowing water. [Read More...]

1095 Steel

The basic materials that make a sword are blades. The steel with the highest quality are referred to as 1095 Carbon Steel. This is based on the hardness test as stated on a number on the Rockwell C scale or [Read More...]

1045 Steel

One of the most commonly use materials in the world when it comes to blades and swords is definitely carbon steel. This simply means the steel is a plain carbon steel with 0.45% carbon content. Carbon content does not [Read More...]

1060 Steel

1060 Carbon Steel has high carbon steel content. 1060 Katana are popular among the sword making community because when it is properly heat treated it becomes resilient. It is quite tough and can keep its edge fairly well. This is [Read More...]

1055 Steel

1055 Carbon Steel is a favorite choice if choosing for 1055 Katana. Among the carbon based steels this remains a favorite because of its durability and toughness. This is the perfect solution for heavy handed enthusiasts. It is the rare [Read More...]

T10 Steel

T10 is classified among the finest materials used in Samurai swords. It is no wonder why collectors often request for T10 Steel Katana. T10 Katana have gone through the traditional processes of forging, heat treatment, clay tempering, oil and water [Read More...]

9260 Spring Steel

When buying a Katana for the very first time there are certain details that need to take into consideration. What is the best Katana steel? Experts say that the best one would be Spring Steel Katana. Buying this katana is [Read More...]

5160 Spring Steel

5160 Steel is used in truck springs and the like. European swords use 5160 Spring Steel while Japanese sword makers use this to make Spring Steel Katana. It is always a good idea to make a monosteel using 5160 Spring [Read More...]