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Engravings on saya (scabbard)-custom service

Engravings on saya (scabbard)-custom service

zhang 13/08/2018 0
We can make engraving on the saya(scabbard), following samples are fully traditional HAND-CARVED. They are available with different color saya. Want a unique sword? Feel free to contact us: Phone: 086 13739276006 Email: sales@hanbonforge.com Website: www.hanbonforge.com Custom Sword Page: www.hanbonforge.com/CUSTOM-SWORDS/Custom-Your-Own-Swords...
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Full Tang, Partial Tang and Rat Tail Tang

Full Tang, Partial Tang and Rat Tail Tang

zhang 10/08/2018 0
Full TangA full tang extends the entire length of the handle. A full tang may or may not be as wide as the handle itself, but will still run the full length of the handle. Generally speaking, a full tang is the strongest tang construction (though everyone should know by now that there are no such things as absolutes). The main reason is that a full...
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Engravings on blade-custom service

Engravings on blade-custom service

zhang 08/08/2018 0
HanBon Forge supplies blade engravings custom service. We can engrave Chinese characters, English letters or Japanese kanji on the blade by engraving machine, it is FREE. We also can engrave simple logo or something else on the blade by etching. Please send the picture to us first! You need to pay an additional $20, and we need about one week to co...
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Things to consider when shopping for a sword

Things to consider when shopping for a sword

zhang 06/08/2018 0
Buying a sword is an important decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Before you buy any sword (or other weapon) you should consult your instructor and/or classmates. Ultimately swords are tools, so a “good” sword would be one that meets your requirements, taking into consideration your style and body type. Things to consider when shopping for a...
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Damascus folded steel blade (13 folds, 8192 layers)

Damascus folded steel blade (13 folds, 8192 layers)

zhang 02/08/2018 0
A folded steel blade is typically made from high carbon steel. The difference is that its process is the folding of the steel, where the swords are made by repeatedly heating, hammering and folding the metal. Our folded steel blade is hand folded 13 times creating 8192 layers. Folded steel makes the blade a better cutter and more durable. Here are ...
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Blade Polishing of a Katana Sword

Blade Polishing of a Katana Sword

zhang 31/07/2018 0
Polishing is a critical step in finalizing a sword. When i say polishing, I don't mean sharpening. When the rough blade is completed, the swordsmith turns the blade over to a polisher called a togishi, a good polish can greatly improve the beauty of a blade, while a bad one can ruin the best of blades. In the old days, the togishi traditionally use...
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Unokubi-Zukuri (Cormorant's Neck) Blade

Unokubi-Zukuri (Cormorant's Neck) Blade

zhang 23/07/2018 0
Shinogi-Zukuri (diamond-shaped kissaki) is the most common of a Japanese sword, also Unokubi-Zukuri (Cormorant's Neck) blade design (also called Nagamaki Naoshi) has gathered a large amount of followers. The Unokubi-Zukuri Katana provides excellent balance in a strong cutting blade.  The term unokubi literally means "neck of the Cormorant" which re...
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How to distinguish genuine ray skin and imitation ray skin

How to distinguish genuine ray skin and imitation ray skin

zhang 21/07/2018 0
The reason for using SAMEGAWA (ray skin) is to help bind the tsuka (handle) and the bumpy surface helps the ito grip to the handle as well. Natural ray skin is white, it can and is often dyed different colors. Here are some details to help you distinguish it:  Genuine:The grains of genuine ray skin are tidily, closely, and naturally bonded together...
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