-overall length: 82cm/32.3inch
-nagasa length/material: 50cm/19.7nch / AISI 1095 carbon steel
-handle length/material: 25cm /9.8inch. pure silk, hard wooden. authentic shark skin.
-Habaki/Seppa: made of brass.
-mountings: Made of mix metal.
-Sageo: made of top quality pure silk. we don't use tsuka-ito wrap high quality swords.
-Saya (Scabbard): the sheath of the sword is make of hard wooden. black lacquered be sheeny. top quality silk sageo also rolled both side of kurikata to match sword's tsuka-ito.
The blade was made of 1095 high carbon steel, and it has been laminated in a Maru style with real hamon line. A special clay was 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 quick cooling of the edge during quenching, producing a hard edge and softer back. the beautiful real hamon on the blade was 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 a Chu Kissaki (medium length), it was 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.
This KATANA is for those who want a real sword. The sword is made in the exact same method of the ancient Japanese process of making swords and is sharper than a razor. The accessories of the sword are all authentic from the ray skin handle, to silk sage-o and copper fittings. This is the best sword you will find in the price range and nice work.