Clay Tempered Odachi Japanese Long Sword Copper Tsuba Shell Saya Shihozumi--Ryan1247
Odachi or nodachi was a type of traditionally made Japanese sword used by the samurai class of feudal Japan. Odachi are difficult to produce because their length makes traditional heat treatment more complicated: The longer a blade is, the more difficult (and expensive) it is to heat the whole blade to a homogeneous temperature, both for annealing and to reach the hardening temperature. The quenching process then needs a bigger quenching medium because uneven quenching might lead to warping the blade.
This odachi is intricately forged in the shihozume lamination structure. 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. The shihozume lamination is a labor-intensive forging technique that requires high skill level on the part of the swordsmith. Imperfect fusion or welding of the different steel types on the blade can cause the blade to delaminate or split.
This odachi is differentially hardened and has a visible hamon. The tsuka is wrapped with genuine rayskin and synthetic silk ito. The pattern on the saya is shell patchwork. The koiguchi, kojiri and kurigata are buffalo horn. The fittings are made of copper.
|Overall Length : 138cm / 54.3"||Nagasa(Blade) : 91cm / 35.8"|
|Tsuka(Handle) : 40cm / 15.7"||Motohaba(width near habaki) : 3.15cm|
|Sakihaba(width near yokote) : 2.3cm||Sori(curve) : 3.2cm|
|Kasane(thickness at habaki) : 7.5mm||Sakikasane(thickness at yokote) : 3mm|
|Blade : Shihozume, 1095 High Carbon Steel+Folded Steel+Iron||Saya Material : Hardwood+Buffalo Horn+Shell|
|Handle Material : Hardwood+Genuine Rayskin||Tsuba : Copper, 78*78*5.5mm|
1) The sword will go with a free sword bag and spare Mekugies(bamboo nails).
2) Our products are 100% handmade, so specification varies slightly from sword to sword. We appreciate your understanding.