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Chokuto / Tang Dao, were very early style swords from both Japan & China.

Clay tempering is an art, as well as a science. The traditional clay tempering techniques are perhaps the pinnacle of Japanese sword design and construction. Not only is the natural temper-line, the "hamon" a beautiful sight, open to artistic interpretation. It also serves a very functional purpose. The resulting clay tempering process produces an edge hardness of 60HRC, while the spine remains at softer 40HRC. This means that the edge is more resilient to dulling, (its is very sharp!) while the spine is able to flex whilst cutting targets, allowing maximum force without breakage. Using traditional Japanese techniques the blade is fully hand polished to a mirror shine and sharpened to an impeccable standard.

This blade is also forged folded steel. Something else the Japanese were noteworthy off, was the folding of their blades. This was done to get rid of impurities from the steel. It also produces visible fine grain pattern in the steel.

PLEASE NOTE: Current version is sold without tassel.

- Handforged clay tempered blade. In 1095ANSI high carbon steel.
- Stunning fine crafted "Kiriha-Zukuri" profile blade.
- Hand polished to a mirror shine, with a full thickness, weighted blade.
- Visible, natural "hamon" temper line.
- Traditionally folded steel.
- Premium, intricate weave, handcast, - hand guard, handle and scabbard fittings.
- Natural wood finished scabbard.
- Fully wrapped Wooden handle with black lacquered stingray skin.
- 100% Heavy gauge, real silk "sageo" knot.
- Real Jade "Pi Xiu" / "Hikyu" tassel ornament - a very fierce mythological beast, which wards off evil spirits, and brings general good luck and well being.

Sheathed Length – 1050mm
Drawn Length – 1020mm
Blade Length – 730mm
Hilt Length – 290mm
POB - 140
Sheathed Weight -1660g
Drawn Weight – 1210g

Includes brocade display case.

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  • Auckland - Tracked/ Insured Freight$8.90
  • North Island - Tracked/ Insured Freight$10.90
  • South Island - Tracked/ Insured Freight$13.90
  • North Island Rural - Tracked/ Insured Freight$13.50
  • South Island Rural - Tracked/ Insured Freight$15.50
  • Additional Sword of Similar Size$5.00
  • Additional Knife / Small Item$2.00
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  • Seller location: Auckland City, Auckland, NZ

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