Katanas are pieces of art. They are no longer used as Weapons by the legendary Samurai, but they are still made in responses to requests of collectors and Samurai trainees, who tend to keep the legend alive. Requesting Katana is to indicate to the sword smith the purpose of the requested sword, that means the piece will be a decorative item or a functional item -used for training or for displays- and the sword smith will propose his conception and its pre-design of the sword, starting with the Material type to use for making the blade, till the material and the ornaments of the Seppa; the Katana holder is able to choose within a list of pieces the ones he suits the most and those fitting his budget. But the most obvious customizable feature of the Katana is the Engraving works. Sword Engraving is one discipline that is fully dictated by the Katana holder; he can tell the things to engrave and choose the language to print it. Of course, there are rules and techniques to apply Sword Engraving and there are charges estimated and determined by the sword smith to have the customization done. Though it is the Katana holder absolute choice, Sword Engraving is submitted to the Sword making laws.
Defining Sword Engraving
Sword Engraving is that process that leads to printing some visible patterns, Sketches or texts on different surfaces of the Katana. It is mainly about printing some patterns on the blade, especially in the area between the Hamon line and the Blood grove. It can be done near the Habaki emplacement. Sword Engraving is a service that the Katana holder cannot request without having priory requested a Katana, certainly the support to engrave. This operation is done according some principles which can vary from sword smith to another. Sword Smith can have the tradition to sign the Katana they make by engraving their names, dynasties, the dates and some private quotes. This operation is fully customizable, if the Katana is not signed, the Katana holder can request the signature of the sword smith and can provide some additional data to print on the blade through the Sword Engraving process. The operation is done according a definite process; there is a limited number of lines that are allowed to be printed on the blade, implicating a limited area to cover with the engraving, in order to preserve the blade parts individuality. Commonly, texts are printed in Japanese, but there are some providers who can engrave in other languages, but generally beside Japanese, English is the most frequent.
Sword Engraving Techniques:
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