This handforged Katana style sword handles like a dream. Nimble enough for one handed swings but perfectly balenced for two handed cutting power. I forge this sword in W2 Tool Steel and heat treat it with a clay hamon for superior toughness, durability, and beauty. The blade is heat treated to 60HRC at the edge.
This blade features semi traditional construction but with a handle in my style. The habaki and guard are high carbon steel and the handle is Wenge wood. It is 42" overal with a 31" blade. The blade is 1/4" thich at the habaki and distal tapers to 1/8" at the tip. The blade is 1 3/8" wide at the habaki. It weighs 2.1 pounds and the balence point is 5" in front of the habaki.
Other handle materials are available on request!
Comes with your choice of Saya.
With proper care this knife is intended to be used for a lifetime, I take great care to ensure my materials and craftsmanship are first rate.
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