Tamahagane Shirasaya Katana Japanese Sword Clay Tempered Hand-Polished--Ryan1384





Item Introduction

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.

Ryan1384 is a katana 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 and saya are made of hardwood.

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) : 2.2cm Sori(curve) : 1.9cm
Kasane(thickness at habaki) : 7.2mm Sakikasane(thickness at yokote) : 4mm
Blade : Chinese Tamahagane Saya Material : Hardwood
Handle Material : Hardwood Weight Without Saya : 950g
Shipping Weight : 2kg

Notes:
1) The sword will go with a free sword bag and a pair of spare Mekugies(bamboo nails).
2) Our products are 100% handmade, so specification varies slightly from sword to sword. We appreciate your understanding.

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