Handforged, Clay Tempered, Kobuse Folded Japanese Sword - Functional cutting sword
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The BushiSwords Bamboo Snake katana is a beautiful and hand forged and hand polished Japanese sword. The impressive blade is made of two parts. The core is made of forged of softer AISI 1045 carbon steel. The sides are made of hard forged AISI 1095 high carbon steel which was folded 11 times, generating 2048 layers. We used the Kobuse technique to laminate the different steels.
This softer core and harder sides, together with the differentially hardening and clay tempering create a superb cutting sword. It gives this Bamboo Snake Samurai sword has a very hard cutting edge and a more flexible back. This gives this katana superb cutting abilities and a very sharp edge that holds very well.
After the forging process, the blade was water quenched and was hand polished in 14 steps! This katana has a truly beautiful and authentic hamon (temper line). The blade is forged in Shinogi Zukuri style.
The Bamboo Snake katana is mounted with high quality fittings. The tsuba (guard), fuchi (sleeve) and kashira (buttcap) feature a beautiful snake motif, which gives this high quality katana its name.
The tsuka (handle) has genuine ray skin (Samegawa) and is wrapped around with a black ito. The full tang construction is secured by two Mekugi (pegs). You can unassemle the blade.
The Saya (sheath) is made of hard wood. A high quality sageo wrapped around the kurigata (knob) makes the sheath complete.