Red Rosewood Shirasaya Set 1060 Carbon Steel folded steel (standard fittings)
Blade: AISI 1060 Folded Carbon Steel (13 folds, 8192 layers)
Blood Grooves: on both sides
Blade Edge: sharpened
Habaki (Blade Collar) & Seppa (Spacer) Material: Brass
Tsuba (Hand Guard): n/a
Fuchi (Handle Collar) and Kashira (Buttcap): n/a
Tsuka (Handle): redwood
Tang: Full tang with 2 Mekugi pegs
Saya (scabbard): high quality redwood saya
Blade Length: 72cm 51cm 32cm
Handle Length: 27cm 22cm 16cm
Approximate Weight: 1.3kg/ 1.1kg/ 0.6kg
Blade Width: 3.2cm
Blade Thickness: 0.75cm
This is a fully functional Japanese Shirasaya set. The blade of each sword has been constructed by forge folding, creating a look similar to the lost Damascus Steel folding technique. By hand the sword smith painstakingly stacks and forges individual layers of steel. Each blade has been folded a total of 13 times, which created 8192 layers. This technique can be easily seen by the unique grain pattern of the steel on the blade. Forged from carbon steel, the tempered blade provides the correct weight and balance needed for the rigors of repetitive drawing and sword motion practice. Each blade has a deeply cut groove (bo-hi) to provide audible feedback when swung properly.
Blade: They have been hand made with 1060 Carbon Steel. The carbon steel has been hammered throughout the blade so that it has a universal hardness throughout the entire blade. A bloodline has been added to the top of the blades to decrease the weight of the blades and give audible feedback when swung. They also features a kissake and comes with a thin edge already sharpened. They are full tang, fully functional, and sharp. They can be used for drills, practice and test cutting.
Saya (scabbard): The scabbard has been constructed from high quality redwood with a natural finish. When the sword is sheathed the handle and saya appear to be one solid piece.
Tsuka (handle): The Tsuka core is also made from the same red and it is secured by mekugi.