Hand Forged Japanese Black Nagamaki Samurai Sword Full Tang Sharpened
Blade: Hand forged Carbon Steel 1060
Blood Grooves: on both sides
Blade Edge: sharpened
Habaki (Blade Collar) & Seppa (Spacer) Material: Brass
Tsuba (Hand Guard): Metal Alloy Fuchi (Handle Collar) and Kashira (Buttcap): Metal Alloy
Tsuka (Handle): black ray skin with ornament menuki
Tang: Full tang with 2 Mekugi pegs
Saya (scabbard): Black hardwood saya
Blade Length: 74cm
Handle Length: 45cm
Approximate Weight: 1.6 KG
Blade Width: 3.2cm
Blade Thickness: 0.75cm
The Nagamaki is an Hybrid of a Katana and a Naginata.
Naginata 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.
This Nagamaki present an extended handle from the Katana while remaining full tang, this extension of the handle allows further reach to the opponent and more place for grip.
The blade of the sword has been constructed by through 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. Two Japanese dragons were engraved on the blade.
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 knife has been constructed from high quality black ray skin samegawa wrapped by black silk ito and secured by two bamboo pins.
The saya is matt black wrapped with white silk sageo. It fits seamlessly into the guard.