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 blade 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.
Ryan1278 is a tanto with a blade made of Chinese tamahagane. The blade of this sword is hazuya-jizuya polished to bring out the beauty of the blade. It takes a polisher several weeks to do the entire polishing process. The tsuka is made of hardwood and fully wrapped with one-piece genuine rayskin. The tsuba, fuchi and kashira are made of iron and with silver imbedding. The saya is made of hardwood with dragon engraving. Black buffalo horns are used as koiguchi, kurikata and kojiri. The sword is fully customizable.
|Overall Length : 54cm / 21.3"||Nagasa(Blade) : 31cm / 12.2"|
|Tsuka(Handle) : 15cm / 5.9"||Motohaba(width near habaki) : 3.15cm|
|Sakihaba(width near yokote) : 2.3cm||Sori(curve) : 0.7cm|
|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 : Iron+Silver, 72*65*3.5mm|
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. We appreciate your understanding.