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 defines a sword of this description that longer than 24". This katana measures 40.5" and is made from blended high carbon Damascus steel with brass bolsters.
This sword is made from blended high carbon Damascus steel. Blended Damascus steel is a hard heat treated, blended carbon steel. There are 11 pieces of steel. 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 handle is wood with brass bolsters. It comes with a wood sheath.
1095 steel which accurately matches the very hard steel content of ancient katana swords. Currently, 1095 steel is the highest carbon steel commonly used in swords. It has a carbon level of .95% which is one of the highest carbon levels for any type of steel. The most common high carbon swords are 1045 steel which only have .45% carbon content in the steel. 1095 steel is known for its ability to maintain an edge and is an incredibly hard steel. 1095 steel typically has a hardness of 56-58 HRC. While lacking flexibility, the steel excels at remaining sharp even through high impact collisions.
Overall Length: 40.5"
Sheath: Wood Sheath
Blade Material: Damascus Steel
Handle Material: Wood with Brass Bolsters
Rockwell Hardness: 56-58 HRC
Katana Sword- Damascus Steel Sword- 40.5"-Samurai Sword