Ryan767 is a katana with a shinogi zukuri geometry and intricately forged in shihozumi lamination. The edge is made of 1095 high carbon steel which has high hardness while the sides are made of folded steel which has high flexibility and has a beautiful grain pattern or hada. Iron is used to form the softer core of the blade. . This lamination results in a sword with a very hard edge, sides with a beautiful hada and a soft, shock-absorbent core. Forging laminated blades require high attention and skill from the bladesmith to produce a durable blade free from lamination weakness. The blade is differentially heat treated with a natural hamon. All the fittings are made of brass. The tsuba, fuchi and kashira depict a "tora" or tiger and a monk. In Japanese tradition, the tiger symbolizes ferocity and strenght. The tsuka is made of hardwood, wrapped with black-lacquered samegawa and red cotton ito. The saya is made of hardwood painted with glossy, black lacquer and partially wrapped with red rayskin near the kurikata. The koiguchi, kurikata and kojiri are made of polished black buffalo horn.
|Overall Length : 103cm / 40.6"||Nagasa(Blade) : 71cm / 27.9"|
|Tsuka(Handle) : 27cm / 10.6"||Motohaba(width near habaki) : 3.15cm|
|Sakihaba(width near yokote) : 2.4cm||Sori(curve) : 1.9cm|
|Kasane(thickness at habaki) : 7.5mm||Sakikasane(thickness at yokote) : 4mm|
|Blade : Shihozume, 1095 High Carbon Steel+Folded Steel+Iron||Saya Material : Hardwood+Buffalo Horn+Genuine Rayskin|
|Handle Material : Hardwood+Genuine Rayskin||Tsuba : Copper|
1) The sword will go with a free sword bag, spare Mekugies(bamboo nails) and a display stand.
2) Our products are 100% handmade, so specification varies slightly from sword to sword. We appreciate your understanding.