Shinwa Odachi Handmade Zatoichi Style Damascus Sword. Sleek, clean design stands out in any display or collection, even amongst lavishly adorned, sumptuously appointed custom swords a must-have for any collector.
Full tang 29 black Damascus steel blade painstakingly hand forged by seasoned swordsmiths using proven, centuries-old techniques. Innovative, exclusive process puts black in black Damascus result is blade with brooding dark beauty without equal. Seamless, fluid design from from kashira to saya base; discreet and stealthy; unique and eye-catching. Tough hardwood handle and saya, both with elegant, satiny smooth hand-lacquered finish. Hand lacquered wooden saya joins seamlessly with likewise-finished handle; protects blade, imparts elegance.Overall length: 40 1/4 easy to wield, easy to transport, hard to put down. Overall length, hand made blade, tempered 39 in. Damascus steel blade with over 2000 layers. Unique addition to your handmade sword collection. Shinwa swords are made by hand using traditional methods in the ancient sword-making township of Lonquan. The sword-making history of this town can be traced back to the twentieth year of the Guangxu in the Qing Dynasty exceptional sword making continues there still today.
The swordsmiths of Lonquan can apprentice for up to six years before they begin to forge these functional works of art on their own. Each Shinwa sword is hand forged at temperatures of up to 1,100 °F and continuously heated, folded, hammered and shaped before being oil quenched and then straightened. Damascus steel blades are folded as many as ten times to yield up to 2,056 layers of premium Damascus steel. After quenching the blade is then ground and hand sharpened and polished by the swordsmith on a series of wet stones. Each set of these wet stones contains a finer level of silicate particles, which produces an even sharper edge.
In the final stages of this painstaking process, the tsuka is wrapped and tsuba and other fittings are added before a thin coat of oil is added to the blade to prevent corrosion. N this sword, excellent craftmanship. Was a perfect gift, the quality is top notch, very happy!Please consider visiting our e B a y store if you like our items! We are not responsible for undeliverable addresses. If you are purchasing this item outside the US, you should be aware of the program's policies. We will always work to resolve any problems or issues. We appreciate your business very much. The item "Hand Forged Damascus Steel Dark Hued Odachi Nodachi Sharp Samurai Katana / Ronin" is in sale since Friday, November 24, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Swords & Sabers\Asian\Japanese". The seller is "modern_markets" and is located in Continental. This item can be shipped to United States.