This Katana sword is hand forged and hand sharpened using Japanese methods to create the perfect blade for iaido and kenjutsu use. The blade is heat-treated, tempered, and oil quenched to achieve optimal levels of flexibility and hardness. The blade is then hand polished with multiple grades of sharpening stones. After sharpening, the blade is etched with an oxidation process to give the surface it's black color. It comes with a black and red lacquered hard wood saya and silk sageo/ito, solid alloy fittings, and genuine same (rayskin). The full tang is secured into the handle with two bamboo mekugi. It is a very good choice for Dojo students, gifts, cutting practice, and display. The sword is durable enough for tameshigiri and bamboo. Each sword is individually handmade so specifications vary slightly from sword to sword.
Hand Forged 1060 High Carbon Black Steel Blade Full Tang Samurai Katana Sword Features:
Blade Length: 27.9"
Handle Length: 10.6"
Overall Length: 40.9"
Width Near Handle: 1.24"
Thickness Near Handle: 0.30"
Point of Balance: 5" from tsuba
Weight (Without Saya): 2.2 lbs
Weight (With Saya): 2.6 lbs
Hardness (HRC): 54
A dark piece ruled by onyx and red hues, this black steel katana is a full tang sword for those who want a quality, battle-ready weapon. The 1060 carbon steel blade provides the optimal balance between flexibility and strength. While this black steel katana is a battle-ready weapon, you can customize your sharpening preferences to ensure this sword is also appropriate for ceremonies and displays.
Quality Is Our Commitment
Since every one of our black steel katanas is made to order, please expect a lead time of 1-2 weeks to allow our master smiths enough time to properly craft your full tang sword. We take quality seriously, and we want every single customer to be completely satisfied with their purchase.
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