Clay Tempered Katana Heavy Cutting Shihozume Structure Japanese Sword--Ryan767


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Item Introduction

Ryan767 is a katana with a shinogi zukuri geometry and intricately forged in shihozumi lamination. The edge is made of 1095 high carbon steel, the sides made of folded steel, the spine made of 1060 steel while the core is made of iron. 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 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 kashira 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+1060 Carbon Steel Saya Material : Hardwood+Buffalo Horn+Shell
Handle Material : Hardwood+Genuine Rayskin Tsuba : Copper, 72*68*5mm

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, please understand.

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