Japanese Samurai Dragon Sword KATANA Unokubi-Zukuri Shape Full Tang Clay Tempered Blade
This japanese samurai sword katana has been hand polished by hanbon forge. The blade of the sword has been hand crafted from 1095 high carbon steel. The carbon has been hand hammered throughout the blade to give the blade a consistent hardness. A special clay was applied to the blade by hand, using a thin covering near the edge and a thicker layer over the rest of the blade. this results in a relatively quicker cooling of the edge during quenching, producing a hard edge and softer back. The beautiful real hamon on the blade was also result of the differential cooling of the blade (quenching and tempering). This blade has a shape in "Unokubi-Zukuri" style, there are two Hi on each side, one is longer and shallow which is from habaki to kissaki, one is shorter and deep which is from habaki to the middle of the blade. This not only allows for a lighter blade and audible feedback when swung, but also can balance the blade to achieve optimal performance. This blade has been hand polished with multiple grade sharpen stone by Japanese method, which made the surface of the blade like a mirror.The tip of the blade is a O-Kissaki (long length), it is well defined with the hamon going all the way through the Boshi. The Tsuba begins with a brass one piece Habaki. Two copper Seppas secure the blade of the sword. The Tsuba is a dragon&wave design made with brass. The tsuka(handle) of this katana is made of hard wood with white real ray skin and coffee synthetic tsuka-ito wrapped. Two dragon design copper menuki on the hande. This sword comes with a natural wood Saya(sheath), and the saya has buffalo horn koiguchi, and coffee synthetic silk sageo tied over a buffalo horn kurikata with bright copper shitodome. It is a very good choice for Dojo students, gifts, practice, and display.
Japanese Samurai Dragon Sword KATANA Unokubi-Zukuri Shape Full Tang Clay tempered Blade Features:
- HanBon Forge Handmade Katana sword
- AISI 1095 high carbon steel
- "Unokubi-Zukuri" style blade
- Two Hi(blood groove) on each side of the blade
- Traditional construction Built for cutting
- Differentially Clay tempered and water quenched
- O-Kissaki with boshi
- Comes with a full tang blade and real hamon
- Dragon&wave theme design brass tsuba
- White genuine Ray skin Samegawa
- Coffee synthetic silk tsuka-ito and sageo
- Two copper dragon design menuki on the handle
- Very Tight Hineri-maki wrap Handle
- Comes with a natural wood saya(sheath)
- Double Pinned Bamboo Mekugi(peg)
- Buffalo horn koiguchi and kurikata
- Brass habaki and Seppas
- Can be fully disassembled and assembled
- Can cut the bamboo trees(fresh),tatami or slice paper
- Comes with a free sword bag and certificate of authenticity.
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Over Length: 40.9"
Blade Length: 27.7"