Shinwa Full Tang Damascus Steel Katana With Purple Cord Wrap
You'll be ready for old school Samurai warfare with this powerful full-tang Damascus steel katana sword from Shinwa.
This unique sword design emphasizes the stealth and power of katana blades with a massive 27-1/2" blade hand folded nine times and wrapped in1024 layers of premium Damascus steel that has been hand sharpened for top performance.
Like its ancient predecessors, this katana sword has tons of attention to detail including a custom cast tsuba with a dragon design and a brass-plated menuki for a splash of elegance.
Finally, this 38-1/2" top-quality katana sword features a ray skin handle graciously encased in heavy purple cord wrappings for a royal, mighty look and feel befitting a master Samurai. Included with this sword is a matching hardwood scabbard.
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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