T10 Folded Steel Clay Tempered Katana With Copper 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 copper tsuba
Fuchi (Handle Collar) and Kashira (Handle Buttcap): copper
Tsuka (Handle): White ray skin with ornament menuki
Tang: Full tang with 2 Mekugi pegs
Saya (scabbard): metallic red hardwood saya
Blade Length: 72cm
Handle Length: 27cm
Approximate Weight: 1.45 KG
Blade Width: 3.2cm
Blade Thickness: 0.75cm
You are looking at a high quality fully functional Japanese Katana samurai sword. The blade has a maru Lamination . It is made from T10 steel. This high quality full tang double pegged katana exhibits one of the most appealing Hamon temper lines that is authentic and distinct as a result of the differential hardening process.
How important is differential hardening?
A differentially hardened katana (as opposed case hardened or tempered) has a hardened edge and a soft spine. The edge is hardened so it will retain a razor sharp edge while the spine is left softer so it will bend and not break. This is usually done with a traditional clay coating tempering process. Differential hardening is key to making a battle ready katana that will be used for extensive tameshigiri (test cutting). Our expectation is that a shinken should survive at least 10,000 tatami omote cuts (10 years of heavy use) and only need minor sharpening after every 500 (six months of heavy use).
The balance of the blade is perfect and the sword is completely functional. It can be used for Tamashigiri (target cutting).
The blade features a Bo-Hi (groove) for better balance and a audible feedback when the sword is swung. The Kissaki is medium with a well defined Yokote. The sword is full tang and comes fully sharpened.
This blade features a handmade brass round tsuba with Japanese enzo design. Peach-red hardwood lacquered saya tied with red silk sageo wrap. White ray skin samekawa handle, full tang with 2 mekugi pegs.
The Handmade differential hardened Katana has been designed specifically to endure the rigors of tameshigiri. The blade is light weight and very quick, when combined with the perfectly shaped tsuka the result is a sword that is extremely responsive and agile. The full tang construction and excellent heat treat ensure that the blade will consistently perform for years to come.
- Handmade Folded differential hardened blade (13 folds 8192 layers).
- The blade came full tang and sharpened.
- Saya: The saya is a metallic peach-red lacquered saya with red silk sageo wrap.
- Tsuka: The habaki is brass. Handmade brass enzo tsuba with matching brass fuchi and kashira. The ito is red silk wrap with traditional criss-cross pattern over authentic white ray skin samegawa. The tang is double pinned with bamboo mekugi.