Tachi is a Japanese blade worn by the samurai class and came to prominence during the Koto Period (900-1596 AD). The tachi is a predecessor of the katana and differs from the katana in terms of blade geometry and mountings. The tachi has greater blade curvature and more tapered from the hilt (kasane) to the tip (sakikasane). It was worn horizontally through hangers called ashi and with the cutting edge down.
This tachi is made of differentially heat-treated folded 1095 high carbon steel with a beautiful notare or wave hamon. The saya is fully-wrapped in genuine, polished rayskin and then laquered to give it a smooth, shiny finish. The tsuka is hardwood and fully-wrapped with genuine white rayskin. The ito is black, synthetic silk. The sageo or cord wrapping on the ashi is also black synthetic silk. The kabuto-gane, menuki, fuchi, koiguchi, ashi, semegane and sayajiri are all made of copper.
|Overall Length : 107cm / 42"||Nagasa(Blade) : 71cm / 27.9"|
|Tsuka(Handle) : 30cm / 11.8"||Motohaba(width near habaki) : 3.15cm|
|Sakihaba(width near yokote) : 2.3cm||Sori(curve) : 2.2cm|
|Kasane(thickness at habaki) : 7.5mm||Sakikasane(thickness at yokote) : 3mm|
|Blade : Maru, Folded 1095 High Carbon Steel||Saya Material : Hardwood+Genuine Rayskin+Buffalo Horn|
|Handle Material : Hardwood+Genuine Rayskin||Tsuba : Copper|
|Weight without saya : 1200g|
1) The sword will go with a free sword bag and a pair of spare Mekugies(bamboo nails).
2) Our products are 104% handmade, so specification varies slightly from sword to sword. We appreciate your understanding.