Refined Blue Katana Description
Introduction: Unveil the essence of Japanese martial heritage with this exquisitely crafted Blue Katana. Historically revered as the weapon of choice for the samurai of ancient and feudal Japan, the katana is celebrated for its unique design, featuring a curved, single-edged blade, and a circular or squared guard, culminating in a lengthy two-handed grip. Esteemed by Western historians as one of the premier cutting weapons in military history, this katana extends the legacy with its 40.5-inch stature, embodying both tradition and functionality. The striking blue hue of its handle gives this katana its distinctive name and visual allure.
Blade Craftsmanship: At the core of this Blue Katana is the intricately patterned Damascus steel blade, known for its rigorous heat treatment and layering process. This blade is crafted from 11 pieces of steel, meticulously folded five times to yield a staggering 352 layers, offering an unparalleled balance of hardness and resilience. The Rockwell hardness rating of 55-56 HRC underlines its robustness. The high carbon Damascus steel is predominantly made from 1095 steel, the pinnacle of high carbon content steel used in sword making. This meticulous combination of steel layers forges a blade that is not only adept at maintaining a sharp edge but also possesses the strength and flexibility required to withstand forceful impacts, setting the benchmark for sword craftsmanship.
Handle and Sheath Design: The handle of this katana is a fusion of traditional wood and elegant brass bolsters, ensuring a comfortable and secure grip. It is complemented by a custom wood sheath, enhancing both the sword's protection and aesthetic appeal.
- Handle Material: Wood with Brass Bolsters
- Overall Length: 40.5 inches
- Blade Hardness: 55-56 HRC on the Rockwell scale
- Layer Count: 352 in the Damascus steel blade
- Sheath: Custom Wood
- Blade Composition:
- 6 Pieces of Carbon Steel (#43 and #40)
- 5 Pieces of High Carbon Steel 1095
- Progressive Layering Technique from 1st to 5th fold
Additional Options: This katana is also available in pure 1095 steel and stainless steel variants, catering to diverse preferences in sword materials.
Conclusion: The Handmade High Carbon Damascus Steel Blue Katana, measuring 40.5 inches, is not just a tool but a work of art. A homage to the samurai spirit, it's a must-have for enthusiasts of Japanese history, sword collectors, and martial arts practitioners alike.
The sword is great. One of 12 swords I have purchased ,at BB.Brian is always so helpful, and they ship right away. Another must, for any collection.
Pretty amazing a katana can be this good for this price. Highly recommended.
Thank you Brian! You are awesome and steered my right with this sword.