Japanese Hand Forged Clay Tempered Tanto Black Kuro Dagger Sword Sharp. This is a Japanese Handmade clay tempered Carbon Steel Samurai Tanto. The blade has been constructed from clay tempered 1095 carbon steel and features a distinct Nami style hamon. The blade comes full tang and sharpened. The tsuka and sheath is wooden with hand crafted brass ornaments.
It is sharpened and polished by our 12 stage traditional process work. The Tanto is full tang, secured by a bamboo mekugi pins and is sharp.
Our factory has used only traditional materials for our Japanese sword's fittings. The Tsuba (guard), Fuchi (collar), and Kashira (pommel), are expertly made and finely crafted in golden brass. A beautiful Menuki (a small ornamental sculpture inserted between the ray skin and the cord wrappings on the handle) enhances the sword's aesthetic appearance and makes for a sword that is as traditional looking as we can possibly make it.
All feature fully sharpened 1095 carbon steel blades. The blade surface is then given a careful polish by hand, with a distinctive mirror polish applied to the body. The black lacquered saya are decorated with handmade golden brass fittings. 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).
Blade is fully functional and capable of target cutting. Handmade 1095 Carbon Steel Blade (Clay Tempered). The blade comes full tang and sharp. Saya: The saya is black lacquered with hand crafted fittings and red sageo.
Tsuka: The habaki is brass and handle is hard wooden wrapped in black silk ito wrap. Handmade 1095 Differential Clay Hardened. Fully Sharpened Sharp Edge (Traditional 12 stage sharpening and polishing work). Hardwood saya in white samegawa ray skin and black silk ito wrap.(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 Tanto Black Kuro Dagger Sword Sharp" is in sale since Thursday, September 20, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Swords & Sabers\Asian\Japanese". The seller is "kaze99" and is located in HONG KONG. This item can be shipped worldwide.