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High Carbon Steel by SkyJiro Forge, Free Shipping, MSRP ($677.00), Taka Chigai Katana Steel



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High Carbon Steel by SkyJiro Forge, Free Shipping, MSRP ($677.00), Taka Chigai Katana Steel
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Some items require 30-45 days to be manufactured and shipped. Please call (203) 858-5353 for more information.

Product Description

NEW BENCH MARKƒ sword studios in US, Australia, and China. The refined blades made by SkyJiro Forge are a statement of tradition and beauty. New in the original packaging. Certificate of authenticity.

DESCRIPTION:

This "TAKA-CHIGAI" Katana is guaranteed to cut tatami! Taka-chigai is a fully hand-made high carbon folded steel sword with proprietary hamon and razor sharp Ha (Edge).
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Special Note:

Sword Name: TAKA-CHIGAI (Crossed Feathers)
Craftsmanship/Design Grade: Dojo Grade
Proof of Authenticity: SF's Authentic Certificate & SkyJiro Signature on Nakago
Blade made: SkyJiro Forgeƒ??s .70% Proprietary Carbon Content Folded Steel (3600 Layers)
Yaki: SkyJiro Forge's Proprietary Hamon (Differential Hardening Method)
Blade Polish: SkyJiro Forge's Hand-Mirror Polish, with Japanese Water Stone
Shipping Weight: 1300g

 

Specifications

Specifications Free economy shipping within the contiguous US to a terminal near you
Specifications 15 days return, or exchange - see Terms and Conditions
Specifications Crafted By SkyJiro
Specifications Craftsmanship/Design Grade: [Dojo Grade]
Specifications Blade Made: SkyJiro Forgeƒ??s .70% Proprietary Carbon Content Folded Steel (3600 Layers)
Specifications Sword Type: Battoh Shinken (Razor Sharp Katana)
Specifications Sword Weight: 2 lbs 4 oz (Without Saya)
Specifications Overall: 40" with Saya (Scabbard)
Specifications Blade Shape: Shinogi Zukuri Style
Specifications Sori (Curvature): 20 mm
Specifications Saki-Haba: 45 mm
Specifications Moto-Kasane(at Habaki): 75 mm
Specifications Hoto-Haba(at Habaki): 320 mm
Specifications Nagasa (Blade length): 28.4" [also have (29") (30") blades available upon request]
Specifications Tsuka (Handle length): 10.5" [also have (11"), (11.5") (12") handles available upon request]
Specifications Yaki (Hardness): SkyJiro Forgeƒ??s Proprietary Hamon (Differential Hardening Method)
Specifications Blade Polish: SkyJiro Forgeƒ??s Hand-Mirror Polish, with Japanese Water Stone
Specifications Kanagu (Tsuba/Fuchi/Kashira/ Menuki): SkyJiro Forgeƒ??s Brass
Specifications Habaki/Seppas: SkyJiro Forgeƒ??s Brass
Specifications Tsuka: Same (Stinray Skin) over Hard Wood Handle
Specifications Tsuka Ito/Sageo: SkyJiro Silk
Specifications Mekugi: 2x Premium Bamboo Pins
Specifications Saya (Scabbard): Premium Grade Wood lacquer with Genuine Water Buffalo-Horn fittings
Specifications Built for Martial Artists
Specifications 1 Package Includes:
  1 * Assembled TAKA-CHIGAI katana with saya
  1 * Cotton TAKA-CHIGA katana bag
  1 * Sword certificate

More Details

The Art of Japanese Style Sword Making

The forging of a Japanese sword is a subtle and careful process, an art that has developed over the centuries as much in response to stylistic and aesthetic considerations as to technical improvements.

Each blade typically took many days or weeks, and was considered a sacred art, traditionally accompanied by a large panoply of Shinto religious rituals. As with many complex endeavors, rather than a single craftsman, several artists were involved. There was a smith to forge the rough shape, often a second smith (apprentice) to fold the metal, a specialist polisher, and even a specialist for the edge itself. Often, there were sheath, hilt, and tsuba specialists as well.

Blades were often forged with different profiles, different blade thicknesses, and varying amounts of grind. Wakizashi and tant were not simply a scaled-down katana; they were often forged without ridge (hira-zukuri) or other such forms which were found on the katana.

Today, swords are still being made by modern artisans; some pursue the traditional methods while others apply modern tools, techniques and materials to the craft. A great number of commercially available swords are being made in China with modern tools and materials employing traditional methods. Letƒ??s remember that steel-making was imported into Japan from China, via Koreaƒ??The steel used in the Chinese swords, called "chi-kang" (combined steel), was similar to pattern welding, and edges of it were often forge welded to a back of soft iron, or "jou thieh." In trying to copy the Chinese method, the ancient Japanese smiths paid much attention to the various properties of steel, and worked to combine them to produce an internal macro-structure that would provide a similar combination of hardness and toughness.

About SkyJiro Forge

SkyJiro Forge offer an excellent choice of options, with their range including swords made using Traditional Tamahagane (Steel smelted from Iron Sand), Oroshigane (Steel smelted from Iron Pieces), Forge-Folded Traditional Edge-Tempered, Forged Traditional Edge-Tempered, Forge-Folded Through-Tempered, Forged Through-Tempered and SkyJiro Forgeƒ??s Special Proprietary Hardening Blades. Prior 2001 SkyJiro was only making limited number of customed japanese swords in Queensland, Australia. SkyJiro Forge's International Brand was first founded in 2001, and our New Forge was established at same time too! SkyJiro went to China in 2001 and bought a well respected family owned forge, the only family forge has been making Japanese swords with the tradition for five generations, and more importantly with the master smithƒ??s passion and soul. All of SkyJiro's masterpieces embody these very important ingredients. For the past 11 years he has developed his skills as a professional sword maker and built a highly respected professional worldwide sword making company.

In 2007 ‡?§‘ª­‚Ÿ? (SkyJiro N.) teamed up with ‚??†ññ Kinzan (David Goldberg) a professional Japanese trained swordsmith, to fortify the Japanese swordsmithing tradition and add critical integrity to the metallurgy, design and workmanship of the sword lines. David started his swordsmithing career in 1987. He has been trained in Soshu tradition under the Kanefusa lineage in Gifu Japan. The partnership now has come to a place where they are offering the highest quality swords on the market for the price point. Each and every SkyJiro-Line sword carries a limited lifetime guarantee. We have gathered several of the highest grade traditional japanese trained smiths in Asia to work with us in our studios, all with more than 10 years of experience. We have trained, and continued to educate our in house smiths in the fine detailed techniques of Japanese swordsmithing tradition. We continue to develop and refine our swords. Our swords are evolving all the time. We adhere to the classic traditions of Japanese master smith techniques. This is what David brings to the table. Throughout history the blades geometry, or in another words the "Make" of the blade is the most important component feature of a given blade besides the "Metallurgy", "Hardening Techniques & "Polish Techniques". Our blades have the "Classical Geometry", "Weight to Curve Ratio", and "Taper of the Finest Blades in Japanese Sword History".

Warning

PRE-ORDER Please note that as these products are made to order, we are asking customers to allow approximately 30-45 days for the items to be manufactured and shipped. Please call (203) 858-5353 for more details.
Specifications Free economy shipping within the contiguous US to a terminal near you
Specifications 15 days return, or exchange - see Terms and Conditions
Specifications Crafted By SkyJiro
Specifications Craftsmanship/Design Grade: [Dojo Grade]
Specifications Blade Made: SkyJiro Forgeƒ??s .70% Proprietary Carbon Content Folded Steel (3600 Layers)
Specifications Sword Type: Battoh Shinken (Razor Sharp Katana)
Specifications Sword Weight: 2 lbs 4 oz (Without Saya)
Specifications Overall: 40" with Saya (Scabbard)
Specifications Blade Shape: Shinogi Zukuri Style
Specifications Sori (Curvature): 20 mm
Specifications Saki-Haba: 45 mm
Specifications Moto-Kasane(at Habaki): 75 mm
Specifications Hoto-Haba(at Habaki): 320 mm
Specifications Nagasa (Blade length): 28.4" [also have (29") (30") blades available upon request]
Specifications Tsuka (Handle length): 10.5" [also have (11"), (11.5") (12") handles available upon request]
Specifications Yaki (Hardness): SkyJiro Forgeƒ??s Proprietary Hamon (Differential Hardening Method)
Specifications Blade Polish: SkyJiro Forgeƒ??s Hand-Mirror Polish, with Japanese Water Stone
Specifications Kanagu (Tsuba/Fuchi/Kashira/ Menuki): SkyJiro Forgeƒ??s Brass
Specifications Habaki/Seppas: SkyJiro Forgeƒ??s Brass
Specifications Tsuka: Same (Stinray Skin) over Hard Wood Handle
Specifications Tsuka Ito/Sageo: SkyJiro Silk
Specifications Mekugi: 2x Premium Bamboo Pins
Specifications Saya (Scabbard): Premium Grade Wood lacquer with Genuine Water Buffalo-Horn fittings
Specifications Built for Martial Artists
Specifications 1 Package Includes:
  1 * Assembled TAKA-CHIGAI katana with saya
  1 * Cotton TAKA-CHIGA katana bag
  1 * Sword certificate
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