T10 Clay Tempered Katana with Standard Fittings
Blade: T10 Carbon Steel
Blood Grooves: Non
Blade Edge: fully sharpened
Habaki (Blade Collar) & Seppa (Spacer) Material: Brass
Tsuba (Hand Guard): Metal blossom tsuba
Fuchi (Handle Collar) and Kashira (Buttcap): metal
Tsuka (Handle): white ray skin with ornament menuki
Tang: Full tang with 2 Mekugi pegs
Saya (scabbard): black Japanese crest lacquered hardwood saya
Blade Length: 72 cm
Handle Length: 27 cm
Approximate Weight: 1.45 KG
Blade Width: 3.2 cm
Blade Thickness: 0.75 cm
Differentially Hardened Katana
You are looking at a Fully Functional Japanese differentially hardened katana. Every aspect of the sword has been created authentically. All the fittings and parts are genuine material.
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 blue & golden synthetic silk 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 Tameshigiri (target cutting) 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.