The single-edged Tang Dao sword was the favored weapon during the Tang Dynasty after Chinese and Korean swordsmiths emigrated to Japan. Their metallurgical skills were highly sought after, and the Japanese adopted some of their sword making techniques including steel folding and using clay for differential hardening.
Each Tang Dao is forged by our mastersmiths in Longquan, a region that was central to sword production in the Song Dynasty. The blade is made of 1095 high carbon steel and clay tempered with a mirror-like finish.
Our steel blades have been designed to offer perfect balance for regular Iaido & Kenjutsu use. This Tang Dao sword comes equipped with a black lacquered hardwood saya and partial rayskin wrap, silk sageo/ito, premium copper fittings, genuine same' (ray skin), and silk wrapped tsuka (handle). Some other features of this sword include:
Since this Tang Dao sword is made to order, there will be some variation from sword to sword.
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