Hosokawa Clay Tempered Folded Steel Katana Samurai Sword

$321.95
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Description

The colour of the Ito represents being the cream of the crop. With an elegantly-coloured Saya, this Katana is proud just being what it is.

General Details

  • Overall Length: 103 cm / 40.5 Inches
  • Blade Length: 70 cm / 27.3 Inches
  • Tsuka Length: 26 cm / 10.24 Inches
  • Blade Width: 3.2 cm / 1.25 Inches
  • Blade Steel: Clay Tempered Folded Steel
  • Blade Thickness: 0.7cm / 0.28 inches
  • Hamon: Wavy with Damascus Style Pattern
  • Sharpness: Sharpened (for unsharpened please select "blunt")
  • Blood Groove: None

Fittings

  • Tsuba: Iron
  • Fuchi / Kashira: Alloy
  • Menuki: Brass
  • Seppa: Brass
  • Habaki: Brass
  • Tsuka: Rose Hardwood
  • Tang: Full Tang
  • Samegawa: Rayskin
  • Ito (Braid): Cotton
  • Mekugi: Bamboo Peg
  • Saya: Hardwood
  • Sageo: Genuine leather

Package Contents

  • One Sword with Saya
  • One Sword Bag
  • Sword Stand not Included

Blade: The blade of this sword is hand forged and finished with 12 stages of polishing and sharpening, Shitaji togi & Shiage togi. The steel used is high quality carbon steel, which is very pure, and keeps its edge very well.

Folded Steel: This blade had been folded eleven times, creating 2048 layers. This traditional sword forging method involves repeatedly heating, hammering and folding the swords steel. The effect of this work evens out and homogenises the carbon content, making for a stronger, more flexible blade.

Clay Tempered: The blade has been clay tempered in order to harden the cutting edge while still allowing the spine to remain flexible. The tempering process imbues the blade with a distinctive Hamon (blade pattern).

Cost: Shipping to the USA for $19.95 on all orders (includes Alaska and Hawaii); and Express shipping to Canada for $39.95.  Note that for USA orders over $800 USD, Customs Charges may apply (more info)

Currently we are ONLY able to ship to the USA and Canada (no other countries at this point).

Timelines:

USA orders: Take on average 14-21 business days to arrive, after being dispatched from our warehouse. It can take longer from time to time, and during busy periods such as Christmas.  Processing time is between 1-6 days depending on the product ordered.

Canada delivery times:  Canada orders take on average 14-21 business days to arrive, after being dispatched from our warehouse. It can take longer from time to time, and during busy periods such as Christmas.  Processing time is between 1-6 days depending on the product ordered.

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Satisfaction Guarantee
If you find an issue with your item, simply contact us within 14 days of receiving it, and we'll make it right. More details here: Refunds & Returns Policy.

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Contact us via email at hello@americanbladespro.com or via our form here. We respond to all inquiries within 1 business day.  

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Josh R.
Hosokawa Clay Tempered Folded Steel Katana

They were very helpful and took the time to make sure my custom ored was done correctly.

Hi Josh,
it was great working with you to get this custom sword just right. happy to hear that you like it! Thanks for leaving us a review, enjoy! Thanks - The BladesPro Team

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Sword Crafting In 3 Simple Steps

All our swords are hand-crafted using traditional forging methods that have been in place for thousands of years.

Click the tabs above to see exactly how we'll make your sword - from Design, to Forging, to Finishing.

1. Design

Designed by experts.

First, your sword is designed by experts who've crafted thousands of swords. Our product team carefully plans the combination of aesthetics and features that will make up the sword:

Aesthetics: Shape, design, colours, ornaments and decorations, and fittings to determine the look and style of the final piece.

Features: Practicalities such as blade length, blade width, steel type, handle and scabbard dimensions, as well as weight and whether or not the sword will include a Bo-Hi.

2. Forging

Forged by Craftsmen... by hand.

For the inner core of the blade, impurities are removed and steel created via the smelting process. The carbon level is varied (higher or lower) to get a result of softer or harder steel. The brick-sized piece of prepared steel is then forged until soft, and hammered until elongated. It's then folded over and over until all impurities are removed and the desired shape is achieved.

For the outer part of the blade, the heat/pound/fold technique is applied up to 3,000 times to create a strong blade, which is then painted with a clay and charcoal mixture and thrust into water to finalise.

3. Finishing

Finishing touches.

The blade is then polished and a handle attached. From there, the sword is adorned with desired fittings and ornaments, engraved (if desired) and lacquer is applied to the wooden scabbard to create a beautiful, functional piece. It's then carefully packed and shipped out using our courier service, arriving at your door safe and sound.

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