BLADE THICKNESS: 0.7 cm / 0.28'. BLADE CRAFT: folded forged by 11 times(2048 layers), water quenching.
HAMON: natural riffle hamon, caused by folding process. OTHER FITTINGS: brass + paraffined rope. Sword display holder(stand) is not included. Sword bag is not included. Primarily used for slashing and chopping.The most common form is also known as the Chinese sabre, although those with wider blades are sometimes referred to as Chinese broadswords. This means that the carbon steel is folded by 11 times to produce 2048 layers. The higher quantity of layers provides more unique and mystical hada patterns, which defines and displays the craftsman's experience and knowledge of traditional metallurgy passed down from generation to generation. Only the utmost skilled bladesmiths (Toushyo) and polishers (Togi-shi) can bring out the beauty and life from the Shinsakuto live blade. During the forging process, all of the slags and impurities of the steel are burned off and folded forged to an uncompromised strength with an sharp cutting edge. The final carbon content is 1% and the hardness is an impressive HRC 55°on the Rockwell Scale. This high quality blade can easily cut through tatami straw mats or bamboo for Tameshigiri or Batto-do use.
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