Saya furthers tactical look and feel, trading traditional braided sageo for chic black paracord. Overall length: 31 1/2" - wakizashi profile smaller than big brother - the legendary "katana - but just as potent and better suited for swift, agile combat.
When darkness creeps in, Honshu shines. Like chocolate, coffee or fine ebony, Honshu swords seem at their richest, boldest and most intense when theyre also at their darkest. Case in point: Honshus brooding Evenfall Wakizashi.This black beauty is an onyx jewel in Honshus cutlery crown. And like all Honshu swords, it flawlessly balances ancient and modern, traditional and innovative, beautiful and functional. Theres no question a Honshu is no ordinary sword. But, likewise, the Evenfall isnt just any Honshu. This capable, eye-catching wakizashi is in a class all its own, boasting unparalleled style and feel, as well as rare appointments and exclusive materials not least of which is the blades breathtaking black Damascus steel.
Undeniably modern style, age-old hand craftsmanship. Like the Evenfall itself, black Damascus stands apart and stands tall, casting a bewitching black shadow over ordinary steels that leaves them comparatively dim and underwhelming. Like its original Damascus counterpart, black Damascus steel is a raging sea of contrasting lines that form ripples, waves, ellipses and other spellbinding patterns.
To achieve this remarkable figuring, Honshu's master swordsmiths painstakingly and repeatedly fire, fold and hammer weld two different high carbon steel varieties, yielding thousands of distinct layers. Once the metals are inseparably fused, an acid etching highlights the bold contrasts in the resulting layers. It's a slow, laborious process that can take hours, days, even weeks. The technique has changed little since Damascus steel's development in the Middle Ages no automation, every step diligently performed by hand.
But Honshus seasoned smiths add an innovative modern twist - an exclusive, closely guarded secret process that imparts that distinctive shadowy veil, putting the black in black Damascus. The Evenfall blade evokes fine ebony, as rich amber lines swirl over a deep sable void like drops of blood flowing down a blackwater river. And of all the worlds swords, Honshus Evenfall is one of a relative few to feature it.
Furthermore, like a steel snowflake or fingerprint, the patterning on no two Evenfall blades is exactly alike. A silky smooth touch, a bitterly savage bite. Incredible strength and resilience, awe-inspiring capability and savage ferocity are qualities that all Evenfall blades share in common, however. In traditional Japanese tameshigiri tests, the Evenfall slashes cleanly through rolled bamboo mats and other challenging materials like a hot knife through butter, all the while retaining its impossibly sharp edge.
Such potency demands exceptional control and intuitive feel; thankfully, the Evenfall has it in spades. And through any test or trial, the Evenfall is always a pleasure to wield. The tsuka trades delicate, traditional trappings like ray skin and cord for tough, ultramodern ABS; it also includes a versatile paracord lanyard. And just as the Evenfall impeccably balances traditional Japanese and contemporary tactical styles, as well as ancient wisdom and modern innovation, the Evenfalls weight is superbly balanced, as well, for more power from every swing. Shorter and more streamlined than its big brother, the katana, the Evenfall's wakizashi profile makes it quicker, more responsive and more agile in combat.Combat victory or gazers' awe - the Evenfall captures them both. Indeed, the Evenfall is built to withstand the rigors of serious, real-world use. But its enrapturing black Damascus steel blade makes it equally well suited to display - on a stand or wall mount, alone or alongside other swords in a fine cutlery collection. Honshu's Evenfall Wakizashi may be shadowy and brooding, but it should never be relegated the dark - stashed away in a closet, under a bed or some other unlit corner. Nay, the Evenfall deserves a place in the spotlight, brilliantly illuminated for friends to admire and foes to fear. 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 whetstones. Each set of these whetstones 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!
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