Part of a new 1060 high carbon series from Musashi. With the result being well within that goal, this blade is nothing short of an excellent value. Handmade, the blade hamon is formed by the clay temper process during production. The blade is differentially hardened and comes extremely sharp. Like the more expensive models, this blade can even be bent 45 degrees and returned to the straight and true form. This sword is well balanced and the tight handle wrap feels great. Comes complete with a black cotton storage bag and Musashi retail box. Handmade, the blade is thick and comes extremely sharp.The tsuba and other fittings look very good and are well suited for this model. This sword is well balanced and the tight handle wrap feels great. Comes complete with a black cotton storage bag. Materials and Way of Forge: Traditional hand forge Muku-kitae method. ?1060 High Carbon Steel. 55 HRC blade hardness. Hamon and hardness created with temper process. Real hamon, not wire brushed or printed. Real ray skin wrapped grip with black cotton cord wrap. Extremely sharp hand honed edge. Steel tsuba, fuchi, and kashira; Brass habaki. Can be disassembled for care or display. Dual bamboo mekugi (peg), hardwood handle. Hardwood scabbard with high quality piano paint finish. 39 3/4 in. overall, 27 1/2 in. blade, 10 3/4 in. handle. Includes black cotton sword storage/carry bag and musashi certificate of authenticity. Check the musashi engraving on seppa (spacer) for authenticity. Don't settle with a counterfeit one.
- Detailed Specs of the Katana:
- Blade: The blade of the sword has been constructed from differentially hardened 1060 carbon steel. The hamon has been authentically created using the traditional method of forging. The blade is very well balanced and comes full tang with a very sharp edge.
- Saya: The saya has been constructed from wood with a black high gloss finish. The sageo is black cotton.
- Tsuka: The tsuba has been constructed from alloy with a scene of ronin. The fuchigashira feature a wave theme. The ito features alternating crossovers wrapped on top of real ray skin samegawa. Two bamboo mekugi secure the tang of the sword into the tsuka core.