This katana 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 katana is differentially hardened and has a visible hamon. The area between hamon and mune is hazuya polished, so it looks differently. The tsuba, fuchi and kashira are made of copper with bufferfly pattern. The tsuka is made of hardwood, wrapped with genuine rayskin and synthetic silk ito. The saya is made of hardwood, part of it is wrapped with genuine rayskin. The koiguchi and korigata are polished buffalo horns.
|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||Saya Material : Hardwood+Buffalo Horn+Shell|
|Handle Material : Hardwood+Genuine Rayskin||Tsuba : Iron|
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. We appreciate your understanding.