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Hand-forged Katana swords online shop with SwordsFor.Sale? Clay-Tempering is the process of using clay to insulate softened metal pieces so they cool more slowly when heated and quenched. The clay-tempering procedure leaves the blade’s edge harder than the rest of the sword. If you’d like our swordsmith to create a beautiful natural Hamon on your sword, please choose which type you prefer. The Kissaki is what makes or breaks a Japanese sword – its most distinctive feature. Our swords are for the most part built with a Medium tip, however you might want a different, more distinctive one. Perhaps a Kiriha Zukuri one or a Fish Snout one. Or perhaps you’d like a reverse-edged Sabakato blade, whose blade is sharpened on the top instead of the bottom. Discover more information on Swords for sale.

Once the blade is finished, it’s finally time to assemble the sword. Usually, it’s a different person from the smith than the smith who does this – the Assembler. Before assembly, the most important thing is to build the scabbard and the wooden handle. Both these parts have to be built with the final blade. The process of building a Saya and Tsuka from hard wood can be pretty tedious and long – it has to be precise since they have to fit perfectly.

High-Carbon Steels: the forger’s favourite. The most widely used steel type for swords is High-Carbon Steel. It is made of steel with a carbon alloy, as the name would imply, for improved qualities. Three broad categories can be used to separate carbon steel: Low carbon steel, often called mild steel, medium carbon steel, and high carbon steel are the three types of steel. Carbon Steel can also be Folded (creating the beautiful “Damascus Steel” pattern) and Clay-Tempered to create a Hamon. Low-Carbon Steel (also called Mild Steel), with its 0.04% to 0.30% carbon content. It can be used to create sheet and strip for presswork, tin-plates, wires, rods, tubing, car bodies, screws, concrete reinforcement bars, structural steel plates and sections for houses and buildings, etc.

While we don’t provide any bokken (wooden practice swords), our katanas are perfect to train with. The only thing you need to do is select the “Unsharpened” option on any of our product pages. This way, you’re getting a Iaito sword – with a blade that has never been sharpened before. As a reminder, here are some useful Iaido and Kendo terms relating to the types of swords: A Bokken is a wood sword, which is the most widely used sword in martial arts training – especially Iaido and Kendo. A Iaito is a sword with a blade that has never been sharpened. In our products, you can get one by choosing the “Unsharpened” option. A Shinken is a sharp sword that isn’t meant for martial arts practice – but for real-world cutting and slashing. In our product pages, you can get one by choosing the “Razor-Sharp” or the “Extra Sharp with Niku stone” options. A Habikito is a sword that was a Shinken in its younger days but has been unsharpened through use and abuse.

Stainless Steel: is it a great idea for swords? Stainless steel, often known as inox steel or inox from the French inoxydable (inoxidable), is an alloy of steel with a minimum mass percentage of 10.5% chromium. This chromium content makes it so that the blade oxidises much more slowly – meaning it will not rust. Stainless steel swords require low maintenance and also are more easily sharpened. It’s very widely used to create knives and small cutlery. If the process of oxidation is left unchecked, iron will change into a different iron oxide, or more frequently, rust. If it is exposed to moisture, even a tiny quantity of moisture in the air, the blade will start to rust. By producing a thin film on the iron that essentially blocks moisture, chromium prevents rust.

Are katanas heavy? Different builds have different weights. Most of the katanas built at Swords for Sale are around two pounds – 800 grams to 1kg. Our swords are not that heavy, and should be manageable for most healthy adults to use. However, different swords have different weights. For some, handling a tachi or a naginata might be much harder than a tanto or a wakizashi. How long is a katana? The katana is usually 41” (104.1cm) in total length. Its curved blade is 27.7” (70.4cm) and its handle is 10.5” (26.7cm). However, the length can vary slightly with different kinds of blade tips, handles, and forging processes. Moreover, each smith can create his own length and set his own standards – this is why all knives and swords are different. We have our own set of lengths, which we share here. Find even more info at https://swordsfor.sale/.