1060 High Carbon Steel Heat Tempered Nagamaki With Standard Fittings
Blade: 1060 Carbon Steel (heat tempered)
Blood Groove: on both sides
Blade Edge: fully sharpened
Habaki (Blade Collar) & Seppa (Spacer) Material: Brass
Tsuba (Hand Guard): metal tsuba
Fuchi (Handle Collar) and Kashira (Handle Buttcap): metal alloy
Tsuka (Handle): length 45cm, white ray skin samegawa hardwood handle
Tang: Full tang with 2 Mekugi pegs
Saya (scabbard): red hardwood saya
Blade Length: 73 cm
Handle Length: 45 cm
Approximate Weight: 1.71 kg
Blade Width: 3.2cm
Blade Thickness: 0.75cm
This is a handmade hand forged Japanese Nagamaki, the Nagamaki is an hybrid between a Katana and a Naginata.
Overall length is around 119 cm. The length of the tsuka is a lot longer than a regular Katana’s (45cm vs 27cm).
It is fully hand forged and every aspect of the sword has been created authentically. All the fittings and parts are genuine metal.
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 target cutting (tamashigiri).
The Naginata is the Japanese version of the Pole Arm. 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 favorite among the Samurai.