This Green Emperor Katana is the perfect example of what Shinwa swords are known for, combining durability with affordability. The hand-forged Damascus blade has been heat tempered and folded creating an aesthetically pleasing blade that will surely conquer any tests you through at it. Through the folding process, Shinwa sword smiths create 2000 layers of high performance steel. The intricate carvings and detailed accents give this Katana a polished, one-of-a-kind designer look.
- Battle ready and completely handmade by Shinwa sword masters.
- Powerful Damascus steel full-tang blade
- Oversized Musashi tsuba
- Ray skin handle with cord wrappings
- Lacquered wooden scabbard
- Measures 40" overall
- Extremely sharp edge.
- Fully functional practical 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.
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.