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#344, "Practical Bamboo Katana", by Furubushidoo, Free Shipping, MSRP ($336.00), Hand Forged Tempered Steel



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#344, "Practical Bamboo Katana", by Furubushidoo, Free Shipping, MSRP ($336.00), Hand Forged Tempered Steel
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Made in Longquan, China by Furubushidoo, a traditional hand forge Japanese style sword manufacturer... New in the original packaging. Certificate of authenticity #96 signed by Nakamura Tunekai on January 28th 2007.

 

This Furubushidoo Practical Katana is hand forged from 1095 high carbon steel. It is suitable for Iaido and Tameshigiri practice. The traditional clay tempering process made an edge hardness of HRC 60 and a back hardness of HRC 40. It provides an excellent cutting capability, while the more resilient body of the blade allows it to absorb the shock of the cutting stroke. The extremely sharp edge was hand polished by imported Japanese finest whetstone. After forging and heat treating, the blade is hand polished revealing the Hamon and Tri-Polished mirror levels. Each sword in this series utilizes a one-piece brass construction Habaki (blade collar) that enables the blade to fit securely into the Saya (scabbard), and antique blackened Iron Bamboo Tsuba. The Saya (scabbard) is done with a deep black piano lacquer and tied with imported Japanese cotton Sageo. This sword can be totally disassembled or assembled.



Special Note:
Availability of this full hand forged, clay tempered practical bamboo Samurai Katana by "Furubushidoo is now limited, due to inventory shortage. We guarantee to sell authentic Katanas for each piece that we sell comes with a certificate of authenticity. Don’t miss the chance of owning this artistically crafted Samurai sword.

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 Furubushidoo
Specifications Steel: 1095 steel
Specifications Blade: clay tempered
Specifications Edge: battle-ready sharp
Specifications Hamon (Tempered line): real hamon, clay tempered
Specifications Hi (Blood groove): long hi on each side
Specifications Tsuka (Handle): genuine ray skin wrapped with Japanese cotton ito & ornamented with menuki (ornament)
Specifications Saya: black piano lacquered wood tied with Japanese cotton sageo
Specifications Tang: full tang with 2 mekugi (peg); engraved with black smith's signature and unique number
Specifications Tsuba: iron bamboo tsuba
Specifications Kashira (Buttcap) & Fuchi(Hilt collar): bamboo pattern
Specifications Condition: brand new & can be fully disassembled and assembled
Specifications Certificate # 96
Specifications Blade Length(with Habaki): 28.3"
Specifications Blade Length(without Habaki): 27"
Specifications Handle Length: 10.5"
Specifications Saya Length: 29.8"
Specifications Overall Length (with Saya): 40.3"
Specifications Overall Length(without Saya): 39"
Specifications Weight(with Saya): 2 lb 10 oz
Specifications Weight(without Saya): 2 lb 2 oz
Specifications Package weight: 6 lbs
Specifications 1 Package Includes:
   1 * Assembled katana sword with saya
   1 * Black cotton katana bag
   1 * Sword certificate
   1 * Sword certificate translation

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 tantō 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. Let’s remember that steel-making was imported into Japan from China, via Korea…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.
Another reason for the great popularity of the Chinese made swords is that an authentic Samurai sword, hand made in Japan (called a Shinken 真剣), can easily cost US$12,000 to $25,000 and up. Chinese made production level approximations are typically $1,000-$2,500 for something reasonably traditional.

About Furubushidoo

This forge is located in Longquan, China. With a history of over 2,500 years, Longquan Swords are the most typical ancient weapons of China and the country’s famous traditional handicrafts. The swords made in Longquan are “exquisite beyond compare” and “cut bronze like mud”. The age-old and superb sword forging techniques of Longquan have been included in the national list of intangible cultural heritage.
Longquan area is rich in raw materials for sword making, including itabirite ore, polishing stone and plenty of charcoal fuel etc. The making of a sword goes through a total of 28 procedures that include tempering, forging, smoothing, carving, embedding and polishing etc. In the long history of sword making, generations of workmen kept striving for perfection, bringing four major traditional features to the swords, which are their toughness and sharpness; strength and softness; intimidating glittering light like frost and snow; exquisite ornamentation.

Warning

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 Furubushidoo
Specifications Steel: 1095 steel
Specifications Blade: clay tempered
Specifications Edge: battle-ready sharp
Specifications Hamon (Tempered line): real hamon, clay tempered
Specifications Hi (Blood groove): long hi on each side
Specifications Tsuka (Handle): genuine ray skin wrapped with Japanese cotton ito & ornamented with menuki (ornament)
Specifications Saya: black piano lacquered wood tied with Japanese cotton sageo
Specifications Tang: full tang with 2 mekugi (peg); engraved with black smith's signature and unique number
Specifications Tsuba: iron bamboo tsuba
Specifications Kashira (Buttcap) & Fuchi(Hilt collar): bamboo pattern
Specifications Condition: brand new & can be fully disassembled and assembled
Specifications Certificate # 96
Specifications Blade Length(with Habaki): 28.3"
Specifications Blade Length(without Habaki): 27"
Specifications Handle Length: 10.5"
Specifications Saya Length: 29.8"
Specifications Overall Length (with Saya): 40.3"
Specifications Overall Length(without Saya): 39"
Specifications Weight(with Saya): 2 lb 10 oz
Specifications Weight(without Saya): 2 lb 2 oz
Specifications Package weight: 6 lbs
Specifications 1 Package Includes:
   1 * Assembled katana sword with saya
   1 * Black cotton katana bag
   1 * Sword certificate
   1 * Sword certificate translation
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