Tamahagane Katana Japanese Sword Clay Tempered+Hazuya+Jizuya+Finish Polishing--Ryan1180
Tamahagane, which in Japanese literally means "jewel steel" or "precious steel", is a type of steel made in the Japanese traditional way. Tamahagane is made by smelting iron sand in a clay furnace called "tatara" and mixing it with charcoal to produce steel with various carbon content. This very laborious process takes as much as 3 days. After the smelting process, the tatara is broken and the steel bloom or "kera" is broken and swordsmiths segregate and collect the steels with various carbon contents.
Making a katana from tamahagane requires high level of expertise from the swordsmith. Swordsmiths will laminate the different types of steel collected from the kera to create a sword which has a hard edge, soft core and springy sides.
Ryan1180 is a katana or more specifically a handachi with a blade made of Chinese tamahagane. A handachi or "half-tachi" is a blade with tachi style fittings on the tsuka but has a saya that of a katana. The blade of this sword is hazuya-jizuya polished to bring out the beauty of the blade. It has a sugu or straight hamon and the hada of the blade can be clearly seen. The habaki, seppa, fuchi, menuki and kabuto-gane are all made of chromed brass while the tsuba is silver-plated. The saya is made of hardwood with black buffalo horn koiguchi, kurikata and kojiri.
|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) : 2.3cm||Sori(Curve) : 1.9cm|
|Kasane(thickness at habaki) : 7.5mm||Sakikasane(thickness at yokote) : 3mm|
|Blade : Chinese Tamahagane||Saya Material : Hardwood+Buffalo Horn|
|Handle Material : Hardwood+Genuine Rayskin||Tsuba : Copper plated with silver|
1) The sword will go with a free sword bag, a set of spare Mekugi(bamboo nail), a maintenance kit, a wooden stand and a wooden box.
2) Our products are 100% handmade, so specification varies slightly from sword to sword, please understand.