T10 Folded Nagamaki with High Quality Copper Fittings
Blade: T10 Steel (13 folds, 8192 layers)
Blood Groove: on both sides
Blade Edge: fully sharpened
Habaki (Blade Collar) & Seppa (Spacer) Material: Brass
Tsuba (Hand Guard): high quality copper Japanese shrimp tsuba
Fuchi (Handle Collar) and Kashira (Handle Buttcap): matching copper
Tsuka (Handle): white ray skin with ornament menuki
Tang: Full tang with 2 Mekugi pegs
Saya (scabbard): Black & Red Japanese hardwood saya
Blade Length: 73cm
Handle Length: 45cm
Approximate Weight: 1.6 KG
Blade Width: 3.2cm
Blade Thickness: 0.76cm
The Naginata is the Japanese version of the Pole Arm. The design of the weapon was originally based on the Chinese Pu Dao. The Naginata first came into use during the 8th century. Originally used to dismount horsemen, the Naginata also proved to be efficient in clearing foot soldiers and soon became a favourite among the Samurai.
The blade of the 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. It 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. It is fully hand forged and every aspect of the sword has been created authentically.
The blade also features a Bo-Hi (groove) for better balance and an audible feedback when the sword is swung. The Kissaki is medium with a well defined Yokote. The sword is full tang and comes very sharp. It can be used for drills, practice or target cutting.
Blade: The blade of the Naginata has been constructed from the Pattern folding technique. The steel has been folded 13 times creating 8192 layers and this can be seen by the unique grain pattern on the blade.
Blade is fully functional and razor sharp. It has been sharpened by the traditional 12 stage sharpening work. Test cutting proved that it can be used for test cutting such as bamboo / tatami mats / water bottles.
Handle: The Japanese Shrimp tsuba is high quality copper and the matching fuchi kashira (collar and end cap) are also high quality copper. The handle has been constructed from authentic white ray skin and hardwood wrapped by white silk ito and secured by two bamboo pins.
Saya: The saya is black and red wrapped with red sageo. It fits seamlessly into the guard