Katana T10 Clay Tempered Beautiful Copper Fittings
Blade: T10 Steel (Clay Tempered)
Blood Grooves: on both sides
Blade Edge: fully sharpened
Habaki (Blade Collar) & Seppa (Spacer) Material: Brass
Tsuba (Hand Guard): copper blossom tsuba
Fuchi (Handle Collar) and Kashira (Buttcap): copper
Tsuka (Handle): white ray skin with ornament menuki
Tang: Full tang with 2 Mekugi pegs
Saya (scabbard): Black Japanese crests lacquered saya
Blade Length: 73 cm
Handle Length: 27 cm
Approximate Weight: 1.45 KG
Blade Width: 3.2 cm
Blade Thickness: 0.75 cm
The blade of the sword has been constructed from T10 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 Saya has been constructed from hardwood with a high gloss black lacquer finish. A black Sage-o has been tied around the bright copper Kurigata.
The balance of the blade is perfect and the sword is completely functional. It is well suited for Tamashigiri and other forms of cutting exercises done by those with proper training and supervision. A beautiful silk travel bag is included with this clay tempered Katana.
Illustration Of Blade Construction:
Please view above picture A
This sword has been hand forged by our Japanese traditional method, Clay Tempering. The gray area is the clay covered range. The Smith puts clay on the blade and leaves the edge clear. The blade will be heated to red then quenched into water. Therefore, the clay covered area helps the blade to keep its flexibility. The crystal clear natural hamon line is achieved from clay tempering.