1060 Carbon Steel Heat Tempered Nagamaki (High Quality Copper Fittings)
Blade: Hand forged Carbon Steel 1060
Blood Grooves: on both sides
Blade Edge: sharpened
Habaki (Blade Collar) & Seppa (Spacer) Material: Brass
Tsuba (Hand Guard): High quality copper
Fuchi (Handle Collar) and Kashira (Buttcap): High quality copper
Tsuka (Handle): black ray skin with ornament menuki
Tang: Full tang with 2 Mekugi pegs
Saya (scabbard): white lacquered hardwood saya
Blade Length: 74cm
Handle Length: 45cm
Approximate Weight: 1.75 KG
Blade Width: 3.2cm
Blade Thickness: 0.75cm
The Japanese Nagamaki Sword
The Nagamaki is an hybrid between a Katana and a Naginata which is the Japanese version of the Pole Arm. The design of the weapon was originally based on the Chinese Pu Dao. The Naginata first came into use during the 8th century. Originally used to dismount horsemen, the Naginata also proved to be efficient in clearing foot soldiers and soon became a favourite among the Samurai.
The blade of the sword has been constructed with 1060 carbon steel. The blade comes full tang, sharp, and is fully capable of performing tameshigiri.
The blade also features a Bo-Hi (groove) for better balance and a audible feedback when the sword is swung. The Kissaki is medium with a well defined Yokote. The sword is full tang and comes sharpened. It can be used for drills, practice or test cutting.
Blade is fully functional and sharp. It has been sharpened by the traditional 12 stage sharpening work. Test cutting proved that it can be used for test cutting such as bamboo / tatami mats / water bottles.
The handle of the Nagamaki has been constructed from high quality black ray skin samegawa wrapped by white silk ito and secured by two bamboo pins. The high quality handmade copper tsuba, fuchi (collar), and kashira (end cap) feature a Japanese tiger design.
The saya is white lacquered wrapped with white silk sageo. It fits seamlessly into the guard.