Overall Length: 43.7 inch / 111 cm (approximately) Nagasa (blade) Length: 29.1 inch / 74 cm (approximately). Handle Length: 12.2 inch / 31 cm (approximately) Blade Material: Traditional Hand Forged Tamahagane steel Clay tempered, Folded, Forged with 19 procedures, Quenched and Lapping-craftsman hand lapping 22 processes in special-purpose whetstone to complete, etc. Tang: Full Tang (very safe for practice). Blade Hardness: 59 HRC Blade Width: 1.25 inch / 3.20 cm (approximately) Blade Thickness: 0.27 inch / 0.70 cm (approximately) Saya Material: All wrapped brass-clad wooden-body Handle Material: All wrapped brass-clad wooden-body. Fittings Material: Brass with 999 24K Gold-Silver-Plated.Weight (with Saya): 2.10 kg (approximately) Weight (without Saya): 1.30 kg (approximately). Tamahagane steel Tamahagane, which in Japanese literally means jewel steel or precious steel, is a type of steel made in the Japanese traditional way. Tamahagane is made by smelting iron sand in a clay furnace called tatara and mixing it with charcoal to produce steel with various carbon content. This very laborious process takes as much as 57 days. After the smelting process, the tatara is broken and the steel bloom or kera is broken and swordsmiths segregate and collect the steels with various carbon contents.
Making a blade from tamahagane requires high level of expertise from the swordsmith. Swordsmiths will laminate the different types of steel collected from the kera to create a sword which has a hard edge, soft core and springy sides. The item is a katana with a blade made of Chinese tamahagane. The blade of this sword is hazuya-jizuya polished to bring out the beauty of the blade.
It takes a polisher several weeks to do the entire polishing process. The tsuka and saya are made of hardwood. We can free for you carved the name or the letters you want on the blade. Warm prompt: My dear friends, Because of our swords are all 100% pure handmade, This need is about 314 weeks or so to complete made. Good luck is always with you!
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