Japanese Hand Forged Clay Tempered Hana Kusa Tanto Sword Sharp. You are looking at a handmade clay tempered Japanese Tanto. The blade has been constructed from differentially hardened T10 with a ko-choji hamon line. And it has been polished and sharpened by our 12 stage traditional process.
The Tanto is full tang, secured by two bamboo mekugi pins and comes razor sharp. The golden brass fuchi (collar), kashira (butt cap), Shito-Dome (scabbard nose), Koiguchi (scabbard throat) are crafted by hande and feature a beautiful scrollwork. The blade features a non blade groove. It is sharp and capable of Tamashigiri (target cutting).How important is differential hardening? A differentially hardened katana (as opposed case hardened or tempered) has a hardened edge and a soft spine. The edge is hardened so it will retain a razor sharp edge while the spine is left softer so it will bend and not break.
This is usually done with a traditional clay coating tempering process. Differential hardening is key to making a battle ready katana that will be used for extensive tameshigiri (test cutting).
Our expectation is that a shinken should survive at least 10,000 tatami omote cuts (10 years of heavy use) and only need minor sharpening after every 500 (six months of heavy use). Handmade T10 Steel Blade (Clay Tempered). The blade is full tang and sharp. Saya: The saya is gloss black wrapped by gold silk sageo wrap.Tsuka: The habaki is brass and white samegawa finish. Wrapped in gold silk as well.
Handmade T10 Steel (clay tempered). White samegawa, wrapped in gold silk ito.(1) The sword comes with a Silk sword bag. For custom orders, please note that it would take up to 2-5 days. Other special requests may take more time. Item must be in their original packaging and accessories. No signs of being used, and or scratches.
All presumed defective or wrong items must obtain an authorization before returning. Item must be in their original packaging. The item "Japanese Hand Forged Clay Tempered Hana Kusa Tanto Sword Sharp" is in sale since Monday, November 4, 2013.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Swords & Sabers\Asian\Japanese". The seller is "kaze99" and is located in HONG KONG.
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