Traditional Japanese swordcraft with an edge – two edges, to be precise
More than “fang,” this capable, doule-edged full tang blade is also the seductively dark soul of the ScarletFang and no less than modern hand forged bladecraft at its pinnacle. It slices effortlessly and pierces cleanly through even the most challenging materials and, retaining both of its fine edges through even the most brutal trials. Breathtaking, downright bewitching and undeniably unique, the ScarletFang blade’s beauty is every bit as razor sharp as the edges, piercing the depths of your imagination - opening it to wondrous new metallurgical possibilities, while slashing apart all your preconceived notions of what makes Damascus steel, “Damascus steel.”
Every ScarletFang blade emboldened and enhanced by blood, sweat and tears
The ScarletFang’s distinctive black Damascus steel blade is a tumultuous sea of contrasting lines, waves, swirls and other mesmerizing patterns, all cloaked in a shadowy dark hue. Each line is a distinct variety of steel, hammer welded and hand folded repeatedly to yield the thousands of layers in each ScarletFang blade. The unique metalsmithing technique’s roots stretch back to the Middle Ages, and today it’s still painstakingly performed by seasoned hands – no automation, no mechanization. To make each ScarletFang blade, a Shinwa master swordsmith fires a stack of steel blanks - each piece a different alloy - in a white-hot forge until the metal glows red hot. He then removes the stack and hammers it until it’s around half as thick as the original. Then he folds the metal onto itself lengthwise and hammers each half together. The process is meticulously repeated – hundreds of times in some cases – until the desired layering effect is achieved, at which point a final quenching strengthens the resulting blade, while an acid treatment highlights vivid contrasts in the layers. And the slow, laborious process itself it just the beginning! In order to achieve sufficiently dramatic contrasts, Shinwa’s master smiths must expertly select an appropriate combination of steel alloys of varying color, luminescence and other visual qualities. For the sake of strength, resilience and countless additional blade factors, the smiths must also must consider each alloy’s distinct melting point, proper stacking order, forge temperature and myriad other variables. Simply put, an unbelievable quantity of blood, sweat and tears goes into every ScarletFang blade.
Experience Damascus steel…after dark
As if that weren’t enough, Shinwa adds its own innovative modern twist to the ScarletFang blade - an exclusive, closely guarded secret process that imparts its brooding dark hue; putting the “black” in black Damascus, so to speak. Rich amber lines swirl over a deep black void like trails of blood flowing down a blackwater river. It's Damascus steel...after dark. And of all the world’s swords, Shinwa’s ScarletFang is one of a relative few to feature it. Furthermore, like a steel snowflake or fingerprint, the patterning on no two ScarletFang blades is exactly alike.
Simplicity, value and function outshine gaudy frills, showy appointments and luxury prices tags
Uniqueness is becoming an ever-scarcer quality in today’s sword industry. Every sword maker tries to outdo the rest with intricate, over-the-top ornamentation accented with rare, precious materials like abalone or ebony. In a marketplace crowded with gaudy, expensively swords adorned in showy, ultrapremium finery, how does any modern sword collector keep up? What sword will truly embolden any collection or display with a genuine sense of originality and fresh appeal without costing a small fortune? The seemingly paradoxical answer: trade flashy, over-the-top frills for clean, simple form. Shinwa’s ScarletFang Shirasaya is the simple standout that comes fully loaded - with value, sleek minimalist style, real-world effectiveness and genuine handcrafted substance.
Sleek, clean design stands out in any display or collection, even amongst lavishly adorned, sumptuously appointed custom swords – a must-have for any collector
Double-edged, full tang 29" black Damascus steel blade – painstakingly hand forged by seasoned swordsmiths using proven, centuries-old techniques
Innovative, exclusive process puts “black” in “black Damascus” – result is blade with brooding dark beauty without equal
Fluid design with seamless lines from from kashira to saya base; discreet and stealthy; unique and eye-catching
Tough hardwood handle and saya, both with elegant, satiny smooth hand-lacquered finish
Hand lacquered wooden saya joins seamlessly with likewise-finished handle; protects blade, imparts elegance
Overall length: 41" – easy to wield, easy to transport, hard to put down