This shirasaya sword set is made of 1095 high carbon steel, clay tempered with a polished mirror-like surface. They are very strong swords made with traditional methods, for multiple applications. The blade is repeatedly heat treated and hand forged to remove impurities. The clay temper process combines the characters of toughness and flexibility and results in a genuine hamon (temper line). The blade is full tang and hand sharpened, suitable for battle. The swords come with a rosewood shirasaya style handle and saya with buffalo horn. The tang is secured with two mekugi and features a mei (signature). This sword is a very good choice for dojo and iaido use, gifts, cutting practice, display, and collection. It is durable enough for tameshigiri, bamboo, bones, iron wire, etc. This blade is a stunning combination of beauty and functionality.
1095 High Carbon Steel Clay Tempered Katana Rosewood Shirasaya Samurai Sword Set Features:
Blade: 28.7", Handle: 10.6", Overall: 40.6"
Blade: 20.5", Handle: 8.2", Overall: 30.5"
Shipping Weight: 7.72 Lbs