Shinwa Dark Night Folded High Carbon Katana
- 28" hand-forged Damascus steel blade
- Hand honed and sharpened
- Ray skin and cotton cord wrapped handle
- Detailed accents and embellishments
- Wooden hand-lacquered scabbard
- 40-1/2" overall
In this katana, you are getting one of the greatest values on the sword market today. The 28" full-tang blade has been hand-forged of 1045 and 1060 carbon steel that has been folded 11 times resulting in 4096 layers. The hardwood handle is wrapped in genuine rayskin. It also features a brass habaki and menuki and an antique-finished tsuba and kashira. A wooden hand-lacquered scabbard houses this magnificent katana.
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.