Shinwa Oriental Damascus Katana- 41 1/2" overall
- Shinwa continues their tradition of hand forging durable blades
- 29 1/2" Damascus steel blade
- Hardwood handle wrapped with black nylon cord
- Tsuba and pommel has unique Oriental styling
- 43 1/4" overall
- Solid hardwood scabbard included
Shinwa continues their tradition of hand forging durable blades at an unbeatable price point with this Oriental Damascus Katana Sword. Folded 6 times and boasting 512 layers, the 29 1/2" razor sharp blade is built to perform! The hardwood handle is tightly woven with black nylon cording. The tsuba and pommel offer unique Oriental styling to give this weapon a distinctive look.
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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Customer Reviews|Average Rating: 4.33 out of 5
Decent beater sword
Reviewed by Jameson Tipton on Dec 05, 2016
3 out of 5
great sword for the price
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5 out of 5
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