This tachi sword is a cultural combination of Japanese and Chinese swords. The fittings depict four gods in Chinese mythology. They're Azure Dragon (Qing Long) of the East, the Vermilion Bird (Zhu Que) of the South, the White Tiger (Bai Hu) of the West, and the Black Turtle (Xuan Wu) of the North. Each one of them represents a direction and a season, and each has its own individual characteristics and origins. The blade 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. 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 ebony wood saya with alloy fittings, silk ito, genuine same' (rayskin), and solid alloy 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.
Hand Forged Clay Tempered 1095 High Carbon Steel High Quality Samurai Tachi Sword Features:
Shipping Weight: 5.51 Lbs