Japanese T10 Clay Tempered Katana Sword
Approximate Size: Handle Length 27 (cm) / Blade Length 72 (cm)
Weight: 1.41 Kg
Material: T10 Steel (clay tempered)
Blade: Fully Sharpened
Condition: Brand New
Features of this Clay Tempered Katana Sword:
Blade: T10 Steel (clay tempered)
Blood Groove: single thick groove on both sides
Blade Edge: fully sharpened
Habaki (Blade Collar) & Seppa (Spacer) Material: brass
Tsuba (Hand Guard): Japanese copper tsuba
Fuchi (Handle Collar) and Kashira (Handle Buttcap): matching fuchi kashira
Tsuka (Handle): authentic black ray skin with brown ito wrap
Tang: full tang with 2 Mekugi pegs
Saya (scabbard): high quality gloss black hardwood Saya
Sword Bag: silk sword bag
This is the 40″ T10 clay differential hardened Katana Sword. The blade is constructed from through hardened T10 and features a beautiful authentic wavy hamon. It also features a unique thick bohi which provides audible feedback when the sword is swung to ensure good edge alignment.
The blade of the sword has been constructed from T10 High Carbon steel in a Maru Lamination. In accordance with Japanese tradition, the blade has been treated with a clay covering, applied to the entire sword except the cutting edge. The blade is then heated and quenched in spring water. The combination of the quenching and the clay cover creates a significant temperature difference in the Ha of the blade and the rest of the sword. The hamon is authentic and all the way up to the tip. The result is that the Ha cools much more quickly than the rest of the blade, the molecules of the Cutting edge expand and push back the softer steel of the blade creating the traditional Japanese curve.
The sword features an copper tsuba and a matching fuchi kashira. The saya is made of hardwood and the handle features authentic black ray skin samekawa wrapped in blue and gold silk ito wrap.