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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 design, and interpretation like a painting. It also serves a very functional purpose. The resulting clay tempering process produces a hard edge, while the body remains slightly softer. This means that the edge is more resilient to dulling, and it is very sharp. While the body is able to flex whilst cutting targets, allowing for great exertion on the blade without breaking it. A clever engineering technique from medieval Japan.

Forged clay tempered blade. Made in high carbon steel.
Polished to a brilliant shine, weighty, full thickness blade.
Visible, natural "hamon" temper line.
Premium handguard in hand-cast brass, featuring dragon motif.
Matching handle fittings, featuring intricate dragon designs.
Rattan bound timber sheath. Finished in deep black, high gloss lacquer.
Wooden handle with natural stingray skin. Bound in 100% real black silk.
Complete with intricate hand cast dragon (menuki) handle ornaments.
Fully functional heavy cutter.
Can be Dissembled & Assembled.

Sheathed Length - 1050mm
Drawn Length - 1010mm
Blade with Habaki – 720mm
Handle with Guard – 290mm
Sori – 20mm
Drawn Weight - 1.15kg
POB - 125mm

Material – 1095ANSI
Construction – Clay Tempered
Hamon – Natural
Tang – Full Double Pegged
Koshirae, Tsuba & Saya:
Tsuba – Cast Brass
Fuchi & Kashira - Cast Brass
Menuki - Cast Brass
Tsuka-ito - Silk
Tuska – Timber with real Rayskin
Saya – Timber/ Rattan Lacquered

Includes black cotton sword bag.

Stands sold separately.

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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
  • Store allows pick-ups
  • Store location: Auckland City, Auckland, NZ

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