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Katana (刀, "sword"): A general term for the traditional sword with a curved blade longer than 60 cm (there is no upper length limit but generally they are shorter than 80 cm), worn with the edge upwards in the sash. Developed from the uchigatana and the sword of the samurai class of the Edo period (1600s to late 19th century).
OVERALL LENGTH: 103 cm / 40.6 inch
BLADE LENGTH: 70 cm / 27.6 inch
TSUKA LENGTH: 26 cm / 10.24 inch
BLADE WIDTH: 3.2 cm / 1.26inch
BLADE THICKNESS: 0.7 cm / 0.28
BLADE HRC: 53
BLADE CRAFT: fully handforged, water quenching, electroplated to blue color
BLADEMATERIAL:1060 carbon steel
NAKAGO: full tang
HAMON:wavy hamon, made by machine
MIRROR EFFECT: ★★★★☆
TSUKA(HANDLE): hard wood core, hineri maki
MEKUGI:2 bamboo pegs
TSUKA-ITO:blue synthetic silk wrapping cord
SAMEGAWA: imitated blue rayskin
FUCHI / KASHIRA / MENUKI:alloy
TSUBA(HAND GUARD): alloy, flying dragon
SAYA: lacquered wooden scabbard engraved with blue dragon
SAGEO: blue synthetic silk wrapping cord
1 sword with saya
1 black cotton bag
Sword display holder(stand) is not included
Manual measurement error range 1-2 cm
Samurai sword as a weapon is famous for its beautiful shape. They are used as art collection and the symbol of samurai soul. Our sword allows you to make a collection or to send to friends as a present.
This katana can be taken apart fully at anytime for maintenance purposes, you can disassemble the sword by taking out the pegs from the handle.
SWORD MOUNTINGS FOR CHOOSING
If you don't like the color or the style of the mountings, you can choose different ones from the options below. Just tell us your choice before purchase.
The tsuba (鍔, or 鐔) is usually a round (or occasionally squareish) guard at the end of the grip of Japanese swords. They contribute to the balance of the sword and to the protection of the hand. The tsuba was mostly meant to be used to prevent the hand from sliding onto the blade during thrusts as opposed to protecting from an opponent's blade.
TSUBATSUKA-ITO & SAGEO
Tsuka-ito is the wrapping of the tsuka and sageo (下緒 or 下げ緒) is a hanging cord that is passed through the hole in the kurigata (栗形) of a Japanese sword's saya.
Samegawa(鮫皮)is the ray or shark skin wrapping of the tsuka (handle/hilt).
The saya is a wooden scabbard for the blade; traditionally done in lacquered wood.
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It is free for engraving English words and Chinesecharacters.
You need pay additional $20 for engraving Japanese words, patterns (dragon, lion, etc.) or other logos.
HOW TO DISASSEMBLE A JAPANESE SWORD?
SWORD MAKING PROCESSES
Swords can be shaped by a variety of metalworking techniques.The primary techniques are forging and stock removal.
Forging uses heat to bring the material to a malleable state. The material is then hammered to shape, typically using hammer and anvil together with specialized set and fuller tools depending on the particular technique.
Stock removal shapes the sword from prepared stock that is larger in all dimensions than the finished sword by filing, grinding and cutting.
After the blade has been shaped, the sword would be quenched.We quench our swords in either water or oil. Water quenching produces a tougher edge which can also be hardened further more using clay. Blades quenched in oil are still considerably hardened and do have superior flexibility compared to a water quenched blade.
The more rapidly a blade cools down, the harder it becomes. Thus, when a hot blade enters the water, the water also gains heat and the blade will cool more gradually. Therefore, the first part of the blade that enters the water will be the hardest.Therefore, the technique of quenching was also very important.If a blade has any flaws from forging (air bubbles, ash), it will break immediately during the quenching process.
After quenching, the sword will be quite tough and brittle, with little flexibility. To overcome this, the blade would undergo a tempering process. The blade would be reheated to a certain temperature degree then allowed to cool naturally. The blade would be slightly less tough afterward but have a greater degree of flexibility – the art would be to perfectly balance the blade for toughness, sharpness and flexibility.
Finishing encompasses polishing, decorating, and crafting and assembling the hilt, guard and sheath.
The swordsmith would be most concerned with the state of the blade itself and possibly decorating the blade and preparing the guards and pommel. Other artisans would likely be involved in the work of fashioning the hilt, sheath and other furniture; and in any fine decoration.
When the rough blade is completed, the swordsmith turns the blade over to a polisher, whose job it is to refine the shape of a blade and improve its aesthetic value. The polishing process almost always takes longer than even crafting, and a good polish can greatly improve the beauty of a blade, while a bad one can ruin the best of blades. Early polishers used three types of stone, whereas a modern polisher generally uses seven.On high quality blades, only the back of the blade and the adjacent sides, are polished to a mirror-like surface. To bring out the grain and hamon, the center portion of the blade, and the edge are usually given a matte finish. Microscopic scratches in the surface vary, depending on hardness. Smaller but more numerous scratches in the harder areas reflect light differently from the deeper, longer scratches in the softer areas. The harder metal appears more matte than the softer, and the manner in which it scatters light is less affected by the direction of the lighting.
After the blade is finished it is passed on to a mountings-maker for fashioning the hilt, sheath and other mountings.
International Buyers – Please Note:
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b) Please check with your country’s customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to offerding/buying.
Customers from Germany and Italy may need pay Custom duties.
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15-30 business days
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顏氏Sword, is a well known and authentic hand-forge sword company. We are professional and specialized in hand-forging Japanese samurai swords and Chinese swords (Jian and Dao). We have a full range of Katana, Wakizashi, Tanto sword and other sword's accessories. Swords from us are all handmade in traditional ways by skilled and experienced swordsmiths. We strives for making the highest quality swords in the past decades which makes us one of the best sword sellers in this field. We devote ourselves to keeping customers satisfied and providing them with the best sword at a reasonable price.
On Jul-12-18 at 11:08:24 PDT, seller added the following information: