Gyaku-Kobuse Clay Tempered 1095 High Carbon Steel + Folded Steel Samurai Tanto Sword

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* SAGEO (Saya Cord):

* SAME'GAWA (Rayskin - Under Wrap):

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This Gyaku-Kobuse tanto is constructed with two different kinds of steel, folded steel (8,192 layers) on the outside, and 1095 high carbon steel making the core and cutting edge. The visible undulating grain pattern on the blade is a result from folding the steel 13 times during forging. The blade is completely polished with Hazuya which is a very thin Uchigumori stone. The Hazuya is used to bring out the beautiful cloudy hamon (temper line). 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) which is enhanced by the Hazuya stone. The blade is full tang and hand sharpened, suitable for battle. The sword comes with a rayskin wrapped black lacquer hardwood saya, silk sageo/ito, and premium copper fittings. 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, and iron wire.


Gyaku-Kobuse Clay Tempered 1095 High Carbon Steel + Folded Steel Samurai Tanto Sword Features:

  • Hand Sharpened, Full Tang, Battle Ready Sword
  • Gyaku-Kobuse Blade Structure (Folded Steel + 1095 Steel)
  • Polished with Fine Hazuya Stone to Enhance the Hamon
  • Includes Black Hardwood Saya with Rayskin Wrap
  • Genuine Rayskin and Silk Wrapped Tsuka
  • Free Optional Signature Engraving
  • Craft Time: 2-3 Weeks



Blade: 11.8"

Handle: 7.7"

Overall: 19.9"

Weight (With Saya): 1.48 lbs

5 ( 5 / 5 )
This was my first weapon purchase from Swords of Northshire. Everything about this katana is beautiful and customer service was outstanding. I made a call to change the Tsuka-Maki but I had forgot to change the Saya color to match. The customer service agent noticed this and went out of his way to call me back to ask if I wanted to change the Saya color to match. I really appreciated this, I'll definitely buy again from here.
5 ( 5 / 5 )
This is the second edged weapon I have purchased from Northshire. I have a Katana and just received my Tanto. Both are of superb quality and were well worth the investment. The workmanship is spectacular. Both the Katana and Tanto are displayed in my den. Customer service was excellent. Response time to inquiries and updates were very quick. Will likely purchase again.

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