With gorgeous artwork inspired by nature on the Tsuba and Kashira and a distinctive bi-colored blade, this 'Elite' sword is as much art as it is a tool. With a shining black Saya, this sword will be as much at home on display as on the training field.
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.
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).