Hand Forged Tang Dao 1060 High Carbon Steel Straight Blade Ninja Samurai Sword

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$179.99

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* HAND SHARPENING:

* SAYA (Scabbard):

* SAGEO (Saya Cord):

* SAME'GAWA (Rayskin - Under Wrap):

* ITO (Handle Wrap):

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During the Tang Dynasty (618-907) the single-edged Dao was a popular weapon, having superceded the Jian for military preeminence centuries earlier. Notice how the blade bears a resemblance to the katana? During the Tang Dynasty, many Chinese and Korean smiths emigrated to Japan where their metallurgical skills were in demand. From these Tang smiths the Japanese would adopt the swordmaking techniques of folded steel and the use of clay for differential hardening. Even as late as the 12th century, many Japanese smiths were claiming fabled Chinese smith Ganjiang as the original patron of their skills. After the Japanese mastered the skills of sword-making to new heights, Japanese blades became collectors items by 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 1060 high carbon steel. 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 matte hardwood saya, silk sageo/ito, alloy 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 Tang Dao 1060 High Carbon Steel Straight Blade Ninja Samurai Sword Features:

  • Hand Forged 1060 High Carbon Steel Blade
  • Black Matte Hardwood Saya
  • Features Solid Alloy Fittings
  • Genuine Rayskin and Silk Wrapped Tsuka
  • Carried by Samurai in the early Heian period
  • Secured with Two Bamboo Mekugi
  • Free Sword Bag and Spare Mekugi
  • Free Optional Signature Engraving
  • Estimated Craft Time: 1-2 Weeks

 

Measurements:

Blade: 28.7"

Handle: 10.6"

Overall: 40.6"

Weight: 4.41 Lbs

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At Swords of Northshire, we pride ourselves in our quality work. If for any reason you aren't happy with your purchase, we will make it right! We guarantee you'll love your sword or your money back