-Condition: Brand new & can be fully disassembled and assembled;
-overall length: 78cm/30.7inch
-Blade length/material: 51cm/20. inch / folded 1075 carbon steel;.
-handle length/material: 20cm /7.9inch. hard wooden with Genuine Ray Skin wrapped . silk Ito & ornamented with Menuki (ornament);
-fittings: made of blacked carbon steel;
-habaki/seppa: (blade collar/spacer): made of brass;
-Sheath (Scabbard): made of hard wood. blue & black lacquer be shine; silk sageo also rolled both side of kurikata to match sword's tsuka-ito.
The blade of the sword has been hand forged using the ancient method of sword making. Fully hand forged, hand polished and hand sharpened work.
The blade was made of folded steel. AISI 1075 High Carbon Steel are folded 11 times creating 2048 layers for superior strength and flexibility. the visible tenuous undulating grain on the blade was resulted from folded repeatedly during forging.
The steel has been fully rolling and tempered, two-double clay is applied to the blade by hand, using a thin covering near the edge and a thicker layer over the rest of the blade. this results in a relatively quicker cooling of the edge during quenching, producing a hard edge and softer back. the beautiful real hamon on the blade is also result of the differential cooling of the blade (quenching and tempering).
This blade has been hand polished with multiple grade sharpen stone by Japanese method, which made the surface of the blade like a mirror, the blade is also very sharp.
The tip of the blade is O-Kissaki (medium length), it is well defined with the hamon going all the way through the Boshi.
This blade comes with a full length Tang which greatly enhances the strength of the sword. this sword is strong enough to cut through a thick bamboo tree with a single strike yet sharp enough to slice paper.