HAND FORGED "BRIDE" SAMURAI SWORD
This handmade, traditionally hand forged katana, is made of folded steel.
The folding process removes impurities from the steel, leaving only the finest quality steel. It is hammered and heated and hammered and heated until the perfect blade is formed.
It is quenched for the perfect hardness. The wooden handle is wrapped in genuine Stingray skin (Samekawa) before the traditional handle wrapping (Tsukamaki) in soft leather.
Overall Length (cm) 104
Blade Length (cm) 71.5
Handle Length (cm) 27
Blade Width (cm) 3.2
Blade Thickness (cm) 0.75
Blade Material Hand Forged 1045 Steel
Handle Material Wood
Blade Hardness HRC 45
Saya Material Hard Wood
Tsuba Material Zinc alloy
Fittings Material Brass/zinc alloy
Sageo Material Cotton