T10 Folded Clay Tempered Katana with Full Set Brass Fittings
Blade: Hand Forged T10 Steel (13 folds, clay tempered)
Blood Groove: on both sides
Blade Edge: fully sharpened
Habaki (Blade Collar) & Seppa (Spacer) Material: Brass
Tsuba (Hand Guard): handmade brass Musashi tsuba
Fuchi (Handle Collar) and Kashira (Handle Buttcap): brass
Tsuka (Handle): Black ray skin with ornament menuki
Tang: Full tang with 2 Mekugi pegs
Saya (scabbard): Black Japanese crests hardwood saya
Blade Length: 72cm
Handle Length: 27cm
Approximate Weight: 1.41 KG
Blade Width: 3.2cm
Blade Thickness: 0.76cm
This Musashi katana features a Forge Folded Maru Lamination with a traditional geometry. The entire blade is clay tempered and features a natural Hamon line. The design of the Katana has been inspired by the swords of the Japanese Warring States period. Swords from this period were designed to cut through armor and thus needed to have a strong, reinforced edge. This blade features medium Niku along the Shinogiji of the blade allowing for heavier and harder cutting. The Niku keeps the blade thicker so the cuts will not be as swift and clean as a light cutter, but the the Ha will keep its cutting edge longer. The sword is appropriate for heavy Tameshigiri with tatami and bamboo.
The tip of the blade is a Chu Kissaki (medium length) with a Kaeri-Asashi temper line. The blade is full tang and sharp.
The balance of the blade is perfect and the sword is completely functional. It can be used for drills, practice or Tamashigiri (target cutting).
This katana features a handmade Japanese brass Musashi ring Tsuba with matching brass fuchi kashira, gloss black lacquered saya with painted Japanese crests, black ray skin samekawa tsuka, full tang with 2 mekugi pegs.