This sword is made of 1095 high carbon steel, clay tempered with a polished mirror-like surface. It is a very strong sword made with traditional methods, for multiple applications. 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). The blade is full tang and hand sharpened, suitable for battle. The sword comes with silk sageo/ito, genuine same' (rayskin) and premium engraved copper fittings. The saya is made of hard wood, painted with multiple layers, hand carved with inlaid shells, and features buffalo horn at the ends. It's even more beautiful in person. 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, iron wire, etc. This blade is a stunning combination of beauty and functionality.
1095 High Carbon Steel Clay Tempered Katana with Hand Carved Saya 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
Spine Hardness (HRC): 53
Cutting Edge Hardness (HRC): 60
With a dragon motif on the handle and an intricate floral inlay on the sheath, our clay tempered, handmade katana is a beautiful yet fully functional sword inspired by Japanese imagery. Because every sword is made to order, the crafting time of this handmade katana is two to three weeks.
Authentic Swords, Steeped in Tradition
At Swords of Northshire, we partner with master swordsmiths to deliver our customers authentic, handmade katanas. When you purchase one of our clay tempered blades, you are not only supporting artisans and craftsmen, but you also become the owner of a genuine piece of history. From replica swords to custom ninja swords, you are sure to find what you’re looking for in our massive selection of made-to-order pieces.
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