This sword named Qinglong Bao Dao(青龙宝刀)；Qinglong is one of the four great dragons in ancient Chinese mythology. This swordhas been hand forged from folded carbon steel, it features 8,192 layers of steel, giving the blade visible pattern (HADA). The blade is clay tempered hazuya polishing, the hamon is authentic all the way up to the tip. Double-Hi has been added to the blade to better balance the blade and give audible feedback when the sword is swung. its guard, fuchi and kashira are all made o..
The Qing Dao sword is the result of a Hazuya polishing blade using damascus folded steel. AISI 1060 High Carbon Steel has been folded 13 times creating 8192 layers for superior strength and flexibility. The visible tenuous undulating grain on the blade was resulted from folded repeatedly during forging. The more importance is that the blade was polished by HAZUYA which is a very thin Uchigumori stone fixed with paper. This Dao sword is finished in the style of the ancients and uses the carving p..