This Damascus Steel Warrior katana sword is as elegant as it is functional with powerful full-tang Damascus steel construction. The blade is hand sharpened with a deep blood groove spanning the blade.
The handle features genuine ray skin and is graciously wrapped with heavy nylon cord and accented by zinc alloy hardware and a custom-designed dragon tsuba.
The full-tang construction of this sword allows you to put it to use for slashing and slicing with ninja ferocity while the elegant accents and attention to detail give it a polished, one-of-a-kind designer look and feel.
An elegant high-polish lacquered scabbard houses the mighty 28 1/8" black Damascus blade. 40 1/8" overall.
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.