Blue Katana Sword: A Fusion of History, Art, and Craftsmanship
A weapon of legend and lore, the katana symbolizes the valor and honor of the samurai warriors of ancient and feudal Japan. Known for its unparalleled cutting prowess, the katana's design is both aesthetic and functional, presenting a visual masterpiece while being one of the most formidable weapons in history.
- Appearance: The katana stands out with its gracefully curved, single-edged blade, complemented by a circular or squared guard, and a two-handed grip designed for maneuverability and control.
- Historical Value: Renowned Western historians extol the katana as one of the world's premier cutting weapons. A true katana is recognized by a blade length exceeding 24". This exquisite piece measures a majestic 40.5".
- Material: The blade is forged from 1095 steel, celebrated for its high carbon content of .95%. While other commonly used sword steels, such as the 1045, contain only .45% carbon, 1095 steel is valued for its exceptional hardness and edge retention, typically registering between 56-58 HRC on the Rockwell Hardness scale.
- Flexibility & Durability: Although 1095 steel's hardness is a strength, its rigidity could be a potential flaw in combat situations. The masterful solution? Clay tempering. This traditional technique involves a strategic application of clay to insulate select parts of the blade during quenching. By leaving the edge exposed and insulating the rest, the blade retains its razor-sharp edge while achieving the flexibility essential to withstand high-impact collisions. The end result? A blade that harmoniously balances sharpness and flexibility.
- Overall Length: 40.5"
- Sheath: Crafted from durable wood and plastic, ensuring protection and ease of draw.
- Tang: Full tang construction for enhanced strength.
- Handle: Ergonomic wood handle, adorned with a serene blue wrap, offers a comfortable grip and an eye-catching aesthetic.
- Blade Material: A blend of high carbon Damascus steel with the solidity of 1095 steel.
Blue Katana Sword: Embrace the spirit of the samurai with this High Carbon 1095 Steel Sword. An embodiment of elegance, history, and unparalleled craftsmanship - a timeless treasure for both collectors and martial arts enthusiasts.
Ordered the sword for Christmas. I'm very impressed, very high quality. It's the middle of winter here, so I haven't had a chance to use it much, but so far so good!