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 flexibility and results in a genuine hamon (temper line). After sharpening, the blade is etched with an oxidation process to give the surface it's red color. The blade is full tang and hand sharpened, suitable for battle. The sword comes with a high quality ribbed hard wood saya, silk sageo/ito, genuine same' (rayskin) and iron fittings. It 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.
1095 High Carbon Red Steel Clay Tempered Unokubi Zukuri Samurai Katana Sword Features:
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