Japanese Hand Forged Gold Acid Dye Spring Steel Katana Phoenix Samurai Sword
Approximate Size: Overall Length 102 (cm) / Blade Length 72 (cm)
Weight: 1.39 Kg
Material: Gold Acid Dye 9260 Silicon Alloy Spring Steel
Blade: Fully Sharpened
Condition: Brand New
Features of this Katana:
Blade: Gold Acid Dye 9260 Silicon Alloy Spring Steel
Blood Groove: on both sides
Blade Edge: fully sharpened
Habaki (Blade Collar) & Seppa (Spacer) Material: brass
Tsuba (Hand Guard): Japanese Iron Phoenix Tsuba
Fuchi (Handle Collar) and Kashira (Handle Buttcap): Metal Alloy
Tsuka (Handle): authentic white ray skin with ornament menuki
Tang: full tang with 2 Mekugi pegs
Saya (scabbard): white hardwood lacquered Saya
Sword Bag: silk sword bag
You are looking at a fully functional Japanese spring steel katana. The blade is handmade from 9260 Silicon Alloy Spring Steel. This type of blade has more lateral strength and is easier for Tameshigiri (bamboo/mat cutting) from the weight and the reduced drag.
The blade has been treated with gold acid dye which makes the entire blade surface in gold appearance. This gives the blade a unique appearance for those who prefer an extraordinary look on their sword. The Gold Acid Dye treatment is a natural color dyeing method. It does not affect the performance of the sword.
The 9260 is a silicon alloy which has a significantly increased fatigue resistance compared to standard carbon steel. The addition of 2% silicon changes the behaviour of the steel drastically for use in a katana. The spring steel blade is most commonly seen in application on fencing foils where it needs to withstand a high degree of bend and still be able to return to center.
The balance of the blade is perfect and the sword is completely functional and very sharp. It can be used for drills, practice and cutting tests.
The white lacquered Saya is made of high quality hardwood. The Japanese Phoenix tsuba is madeof pure iron . This sword is an excellent sword for training (perfectly suitable for Tameshigiri) and it is also a beautiful piece of art work that can used as display at home or office.