1095 High Carbon Steel Nagamaki Clay Tempered Nagimaki Samurai Naginata Katana Sword

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$456.99

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This Nagamaki sword is made of 1095 high carbon steel, clay tempered with a polished mirror-like surface. It is a very unique sword with a structure that is a mix between a Katana and Naginata, with a Unokubi-Zukuri blade shape. 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 a black and red lacquered hardwood saya, silk sageo/ito, genuine same' (rayskin) and premium engraved 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.

 

1095 High Carbon Steel Nagamaki Clay Tempered Samurai Naginata Katana Sword Features:

  • Hand Sharpened, Full Tang, Battle Ready Sword
  • Hand Forged Clay Tempered 1095 High Carbon Steel
  • Traditional 14 Stage Hand Polished Finish
  • Unokubi Zukuri Style Naginata / Katana Hybrid
  • Black and Red Lacquered Hardwood Saya
  • Silk and Genuine Rayskin Wrapped Tsuka
  • Premium Engraved Copper Fittings
  • Craft Time: 2-3 Weeks

 

Measurements:

Blade: 27.8"

Handle: 15.7"

Overall: 45.3"

Weight (Without Saya): 3.11 lbs

Weight (With Saya): 3.64 lbs

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5 ( 5 / 5 )
First-time buyers, you might wanna skip to the end of my review, since it'll help you decide whether or not to buy. This is doubtlessly the best sword I have ever owned. Delivered to me sharpened to perfection and polished to a mirror-like surface, the moment I took this sword out of the box, I knew it was going to be my favorite. The handle feels amazing in the hands, and as it is significantly longer than that of a katana, it's perfect for people with larger hands and longer arms, like me. Unlike a katana, this Nagimaki starts out narrow close to the handle and reverse-tapers out to be wider at the tip. Combine the handle length and thickness of the blade, and you've got a swing with a hell of a lot of leverage. If I were to take any one sword into combat; it would be this one. Unfortunately, the reverse-taper isn't the best for the saya. The way these blades stay in their sheath is by a very careful fitting of the saya to the habaki (decorative piece between the blade and tsuba [hand guard]). But this blade is its' absolute widest very close to the tip, and narrowest near the habaki. You'll find as you draw this sword, more rapidly than any katana, the saya will wear and become loose-fitting to the blade. Though I suppose if you have enough experience with this type of sword, you'll be able to draw it without having this issue! Another point I like about this sword, is what this company calls an "Unokubi-Zukuri" blade shape. You have a large hi (groove) that starts under the Habaki and ends a little under halfway down the blade, where the back of the blade then tapers to be thinner, up until the blade thickens at the point. Not only is this blade shape aesthetically pleasing and rather uncommon, when you swing a blade in this shape properly, it sings. It makes a very pleasing whistling sound when swung properly, although it might be a bit harder to do so with this hefty blade. Speaking of which, this Nagimaki is larger than most katana, and thus, a bit heavier. I personally appreciate the extra weight, as it makes it feel like a sword that "means business". All in all, I'm completely satisfied with the quality of this sword, and I'm already thinking of ordering another just like it for the sake of personalizing it even further! -First-time Buyers- If you haven't purchased any swords before, you've somehow found yourself on the right site to start out. If you're willing to take a leap straight into buying a high-end sword, I'd definitely recommend this one for you, for everything I've said in the review above. If it's out of your price range for a first purchase, as it was for me, I would highly suggest picking up this one: http://www.swordsofnorthshire.com/1060-high-carbon-steel/hand-forged-1060-high-carbon-steel-blade-martial-arts-iaito-katana It was the first sword I purchased from Swords of Northshire, and it was the first of many. I truly believe you will love it as much as I do! The customer service with this company is excellent: if you have a Facebook account, you can contact them through Facebook chat and discuss specific engraving or polishing services for the blade before it's delivered to you. One last thing: I suggest you look up maintenance for carbon steel swords so you can keep your blades looking pretty for years to come!
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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