With a lustrously red Ito, polished black Saya, and gleaming blood groove, this short-sword is as much an aesthetic work of art as a functional tool. With a complimentary artistic Tsuba, this sword will fit in on the training field as well as at home.
Blade: The blade of this sword is hand forged and finished with 12 stages of polishing and sharpening. The steel used is high quality carbon steel, which is very pure, and keeps its edge very well.
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).