Hand Forged Nodachi Clay Tempered 1095 High Carbon Steel Odachi Tang Dao Ninja Sword
The single-edged Dao sword became the favored weapon during the Tang Dynasty after Chinese and Korean sword smiths emigrated to Japan. Their metallurgical skills were in highly sought after, and the Japanese adopted some of their sword making techniques, like folded steel and using clay for differential hardening. Once the Japanese perfected the sword making techniques and skills, many of the Japanese blades became treasured swords of the Chinese Song Dynasty nobles.
Each Tang Dao is forged by our master smith in Longquan, a region that was central to sword production in the Song Dynasty. The blade is made of 1095 high carbon steel, clay tempred with a mirror-like finish. Our steel blades have been designed from the ground up, to offer perfect balance for regular Iaido & Kenjutsu use. The sword comes equipped with a black lacquered hardwood saya with partial rayskin wrap, silk sageo/ito, premium copper fittings, genuine same' (rayskin) and silk wrapped tsuka (handle). The Tang Dao is well assembled and the ito wrapping is tight and even. Each sword is individually handmade so specifications may vary slightly from sword to sword.
Hand Forged Nodachi Clay Tempered 1095 High Carbon Steel Odachi Tang Dao Ninja Sword Features:
- Hand Forged 1095 High Carbon Steel Blade
- Black Lacquered Hardwood Saya with Rayskin Wrap
- Features Premium Copper Fittings
- Genuine Rayskin and Silk Wrapped Tsuka
- Secured with Two Bamboo Mekugi
- Free Optional Signature Engraving
- Estimated Craft Time: 2-3 Weeks
Blade Length: 35.4"
Handle Length: 15.7"
Overall Length: 53.1"
Width Near Handle: 1.24"
Thickness Near Handle: 0.30"
Point of Balance: 3" from tsuba
Weight (Without Saya): 3.3 lbs
Weight (With Saya): 3.8 lbs
Spine Hardness (HRC): 53
Cutting Edge Hardness (HRC): 60