Tomoe III Katana - Damascus

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Tomoe III Katana - Damascus

The "Tomoe" or "Tomoye" is the name of one of Japan's oldest symbols. It is actually made up of three individual "magatama". It is said that many of the gods were created from these "magatama". The "Tomoe" comes in many forms, but the trinity spiral kind is largely associated with the Samurai.

The blade is forged, hammered and folded 'Pattern Welded Steel'. Commonly know as 'Damascus Steel' as the final product is very similar to the steel mined from the Damascus mines of a bygone era (hence the name). It is produced from combining steels of different grades, which in turn are of different shades of grey. They are twisted and folded together, resulting in beautiful swirls and grain patterns. The final polishing, sharpening and treatment on the blade bring out these patterns to their full stunning glory. Our full tang, through tempered 'Damascus Steel' Katana blade features a beautiful 'Bo-Hi' (blood groove), and an etched hamon, which is added for aesthetic qualities. This is a visually stunning and extremely sharp blade!

KEY FEATURES

  • Razor Sharp, forged Blade. Correctly tempered, combination carbon steel forged by Artisan Smiths.
  • Blade features a "Bo-Hi" commonly known as a "Blood Groove" with etched hamon.
  • Traditional Japanese style bright polish.
  • Solid steel handguard, featuring ancient tomoe design.
  • Complimentary Brass handle fittings with ancient Japanese tomoe wheel theme.
  • Wooden handle with genuine stingray skin. Bound with details brass dragon "menuki" ornaments.
  • Solid wood sheath finished in high gloss, deep black lacquer.
  • Can be Dissembled & Assembled.

  • DIMENSIONS

  • Sheathed Length - 1050mm
  • Drawn Length - 1010mm
  • Blade with Habaki – 720mm
  • Handle with Guard – 290mm
  • Sori – 20mm
  • Drawn Weight - 1080g
  • POB - 125mm

  • MATERIALS

  • Blade – Combination Carbon Steels
  • Construction – Mono Tempered, Folded
  • Hamon – Etched
  • Tang – Full Double Pegged
  • Koshirae, Tsuba & Saya:
  • Tsuba – Steel
  • Fuchi & Kashira - Brass
  • Menuki - Brass
  • Tsuka-ito - Soft Synthetic
  • Tuska – Timber with real Rayskin
  • Saya –Wood, Lacqured

  • Includes black cotton sword bag.

    Stands sold separately.

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

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    • 5
      tomoe 3

      Posted by gary on 27th Oct 2017

      shipped fast and beautifully made :) best zombie Apocalypse weapon ever

    • 5
      Great sword

      Posted by Ben McCammon on 17th Sep 2017

      Good quality, nicely balanced weight - all over a beautifully crafted sword. Nice work guys!