Shinwa - Black Oxide Odachi Sword w/ Damascus Blade
- 36" high carbon steel Damascus blade with black oxide finish
- Real ray skin handle with black nylon wrapping
- All metal tsuba and fittings with dragon artwork
- Full tang construction
- 60" overall length
- Hardwood scabbard with high gloss black finish
Our biggest Damascus blade! With over 2000 layers and stretching 60
in. overall (36 in. blade), this is our largest Damascus sword yet!
Ready to be the center piece of your functional sword collection, the
Black Oxide Odachi by Shinwa is a guaranteed head turner. The black
oxidized blade finish produces a deep, liquid black color, while
making the intricate layers of steel much easier to see. The blade
is then hand honed for sharpness.
Shinwa swords are made by hand using traditional methods in the ancient sword-making township of Lonquan. The sword-making history of this town can be traced back to the twentieth year of the Guangxu in the Qing Dynasty – exceptional sword making continues there still today. The swordsmiths of Lonquan can apprentice for up to six years before they begin to forge these functional works of art on their own.
Each Shinwa sword is hand forged at temperatures of up to 1,100 °F and continuously heated, folded, hammered and shaped before being oil quenched and then straightened. Damascus steel blades are folded as many as ten times to yield up to 2,056 layers of premium Damascus steel. After quenching the blade is then ground and hand sharpened and polished by the swordsmith on a series of wet stones. Each set of these wet stones contains a finer level of silicate particles, which produces an even sharper edge. In the final stages of this painstaking process, the tsuka is wrapped and tsuba and other fittings are added before a thin coat of oil is added to the blade to prevent corrosion.
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Reviewed by Benjamin Wimer on Oct 02, 2015
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