Blue Katana Description
Historically, katana (also known and samurai) swords were one of the Japanese weapons that were used by the samurai of ancient and feudal Japan. The katana is characterized by its distinctive appearance with a curved, single-edged blade, a circular or squared guard, and long two-handed grip. Western historians have said that katana were among the finest cutting weapons in world military history. Katana's are traditionally longer than 40". This blue katana is 40.5" long. It is considered a "blue" katana due to the color of the handle.
The sword is made from Pattern welded Damascus steel. Pattern welded Damascus steel is a hard heat treated, folded carbon steel. There are 11 pieces of steel, folded five times, making 352 layers. The steel is the perfect combination of hardness and durability with a Rockwell hardness rating between 55 and 56 HRC. High carbon damascus steel must contain layers of high carbon steel. The high carbon steel we use is 1095 steel which is the highest content carbon steel used in swords. The combination of the steel layers creates a sword that is strong enough to hold a powerful edge while having the strength and flexibility to withstand powerful collisions. This makes the perfect steel for swords. The handle is wood with brass bolsters. It comes with a leather sheath.
Handle Material: Wood with Brass Bolsters
Overall Length: 40.5"
Rockwell Hardness: 55-56 HRC
Number of layers: 352
Blade Material: Damascus steel
6 Pieces of Carbon Steel #43 and #40
5 Pieces of High Carbon Steel 1095
1st Fold- 11x2=22 Layers
2nd Fold- 22*2=44 Layers
3rd Fold- 44*2=88 Layers
4th Fold- 88*2=176 Layers
5th Fold- 176*2=352 Layers
This sword can also be made in 1095 steel and stainless steel.
Katana Sword- Handmade High Carbon Damascus Steel Sword- 40.5"-Samurai Sword
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.