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Clay-Tempered Steel

Clay tempering is perhaps one of the most skilled artforms in sword making. The process starts as if an artist is composing a painting. The swordsmith paints a clay mixture onto the rough, shaped blade — carefully applying different thicknesses of clay to both the spine and cutting edge. Next, the swordsmith adds personal markings onto the blade with a thin metal tool. The marks can only be seen when a sword polisher reveals them. They are the soul of the sword, and form a unique natural temper line known as hamon.

 

Tempered Steel

 

Through rapid heating and quenching, the spine and cutting edge cool at different rates because of the clay coating, resulting in a cutting edge that is extremely hard and a spine that is durable and flexible. These blades of tempered steel are tough enough to withstand the stress of battle, providing improved shock absorption. 

 

Passed down through the generations by ancient swordsmiths, a clay tempered sword is a testament to precision, art, and ingenuity. Browse the wide range of clay tempered swords at Swords of Northshire today.

 

Our Unique Selection of Clay Tempered Wakizashi and Katana

 

At Swords of Northshire, we strive to bring you top quality blades that have been created by master craftsmen. These swordsmiths have spent years learning their art to bring you the best battle ready pieces including:

 

 

Our samurai and ninja swords are made with the utmost attention to detail and result in beautiful, battle ready pieces that are ideal for practice in the dojo, cutting practice, and display in your home.

 

Shop with the Best

 

Shop at Swords of Northshire and receive a clay tempered sword that’s made to order the moment you buy it. Once you place your order, we pass it on to one of our skilled swordsmiths who spend two to three weeks custom-making your piece. Complete your sword by specifying what level of hand sharpening and what style of engraving you prefer. Choose a strong and durable samurai sword or a stealthy and flexible ninja sword from our collection. Buy a clay tempered wakizashi or katana today.

 

This sword is made of 1095 high carbon steel, clay tempered with a polished mirror-like surface. It is a very strong sword made with traditional methods. The blade is repeatedly heat treated and hand forged to remove impurities. The clay temper process combines the characters of toughness and f..
$489.99
This sword is made of 1095 high carbon steel, clay tempered with a polished mirror-like surface. It is a very strong sword 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 ch..
$364.99
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 pr..
$869.99
This sword is made of 1095 high carbon steel, clay tempered with a polished mirror-like surface. It is a very strong sword 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 ch..
$479.99
This sword is made of 1095 high carbon steel, clay tempered with a polished mirror-like surface. It is a very strong sword 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 ch..
$619.99
This sword is made of 1095 high carbon steel, clay tempered with a polished mirror-like surface. It is a very strong sword 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 ch..
$529.99
This sword is made of 1095 high carbon steel, clay tempered with a polished mirror-like surface. It is a very strong sword made with traditional methods, in the blade style of Kiriha Zukuri. The blade is repeatedly heat treated and hand forged to remove impurities. The clay temper process combi..
$489.99
This sword is made of 1095 high carbon steel, clay tempered with a polished mirror-like surface. It is a very strong sword made with traditional methods. The kissaki (blade tip) length is far larger than the width, otherwise known as an o-kissaki. The blade is repeatedly heat treated ..
$539.99
This sword is made of 1095 high carbon steel, clay tempered with a polished mirror-like surface. It is a very strong sword made with traditional methods. The kissaki (blade tip) length is far larger than the width, otherwise known as an o-kissaki. The blade is repeatedly heat treated ..
$473.99
This sword is made of 1095 high carbon steel, clay tempered with a polished mirror-like surface. It is a very strong sword made with traditional methods. The blade is repeatedly heat treated and hand forged to remove impurities. The clay temper process combines the characters of toughness and f..
$419.99
This sword is made of 1095 high carbon steel, clay tempered with a polished mirror-like surface. It is a very strong sword 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 ch..
$419.99
This sword is made of 1095 high carbon steel, clay tempered with a polished mirror-like surface. It is a very strong sword 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 ch..
$519.99
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