Golden Dragon Katana II

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SS1164KII
Golden Dragon Katana II

Clay tempering is an art, as well as a science. The traditional clay tempering techniques are perhaps the pinnacle of Japanese sword design and construction. Not only is the natural temper-line, the "hamon" a beautiful sight, open to artistic design, and interpretation like a painting. It also serves a very functional purpose. The resulting clay tempering process produces a hard edge, while the body remains slightly softer. This means that the edge is more resilient to dulling, and it is very sharp. While the body is able to flex whilst cutting targets, allowing for great exertion on the blade without breaking it. A clever engineering technique from medieval Japan. 

KEY FEATURES

  • Forged clay tempered blade. Made in high carbon steel.
  • Polished to a brilliant shine, weighty, full thickness blade.
  • Visible, natural "hamon" temper line.
  • Premium handguard in hand-cast brass, featuring dragon motif.
  • Matching handle fittings, featuring intricate dragon designs.
  • Rattan bound timber sheath. Finished in deep black, high gloss lacquer.
  • Wooden handle with natural stingray skin. Bound in 100% real black silk.
  • Complete with intricate hand cast dragon (menuki) handle ornaments.
  • Fully functional heavy cutter.
  • Can be Dissembled & Assembled.

  • DIMENSIONS

  • Sheathed Length - 1050mm
  • Drawn Length - 1010mm
  • Blade with Habaki – 720mm
  • Handle with Guard – 290mm
  • Sori – 20mm
  • Drawn Weight - 1.15kg
  • POB - 125mm

  • MATERIALS

  • Material – 1095ANSI
  • Construction – Clay Tempered
  • Hamon – Natural
  • Tang – Full Double Pegged
  • Koshirae, Tsuba & Saya:
  • Tsuba – Cast Brass
  • Fuchi & Kashira - Cast Brass
  • Menuki - Cast Brass
  • Tsuka-ito - Silk
  • Tuska – Timber with real Rayskin
  • Saya – Timber/ Rattan Lacquered

  • Includes black cotton sword bag.

    Stands sold separately.

    As this is a handmade product, individual specifications may vary.