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SD35350, War Horse Katana by Dragon King Swords, Free Shipping, MSRP ($499.00), Forged T10 Steel



MSRP: $499.00

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SD35350, War Horse Katana by Dragon King Swords, Free Shipping, MSRP ($499.00), Forged T10 Steel
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Product Description

The Dragon King Swords, setting a new standard in the sword market, are collectible, functional and highly desirable, made by a master artisan in Dalian China. New in the original packaging.

DESCRIPTION:

War Horse Katana is forged from T10 high carbon steel; its wave-like Hamon denotes its harder edge which was created when the blade was differentially tempered to imbue it with a 60 HRC edge and a 40 HRC spine and body. The Habaki and Seppa are silvered and the tsuba, Fuchi, and Kashira are crafted in detailed iron; they feature not only the horse of war but the clan symbols of both the Mori and Takeda.

 

The wooden Tsuka grip is inlaid with panels of Rayskin and it is bound in tightly knotted teal-green cotton Tsuka-Ito cord; a pair of menuki are fitted beneath the Ito folds. The sword is paired with its wood Saya scabbard with buffalo horn fittings. A knotted black Sageo cord completes the Saya. A cloth sword bag is included with the sword.
(Photo colors may not match the actual colors)

 

Special Note:

War Horse Katana, the beautiful colors of the emerald Tsuka over white same (ray skin) belie the deadly sharp steel blade nestled in the deep blue Saya. The tranquility of the emerald sea nor of the clear blue sky shield you from the destruction galloping toward you as battle nears. The forged T10 steel blade features true clay-tempering that produces a distinctive Hamon (temper line). The traditional polish brings out the real Hamon and a mirror Shinogi-Ji (flat section). The HRC 60 edge and HRC 40 back are ideal for cutting if you wish to try this pony in the field. With its dramatic depiction of the galloping war horse upon its tsuba, this katana pays homage to the brazen, swift and thunderous cavalry charge of the Samurai as best exemplified by Takeda Shingen and the masterful cavalrymen of his clan, who could literally sweep the foe from the field in a tsunami of blades, banners and hooves.

 

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 Dragon King Swords
Specifications Forged T10 High Carbon Steel
Specifications Traditional handle construction
Specifications Knotted teal-green cotton tsuka-ito cord
Specifications Habaki and seppa are silvered and the tsuba
Specifications Thick balanced cutting blade
Specifications 60 HRC edge/40 HRC spine and body
Specifications Overall Length: 40 3/8"
Specifications Blade: 28 7/8"
Specifications Weight: 2 lb 9.9 oz
Specifications Edge: Very Sharp
Specifications P.O.B.: 5"
Specifications Thickness: 6.9 mm - 4.6 mm
Specifications Width: 31.8 mm
Specifications Grip Length: 10 1/8"
Specifications Made in China
Specifications Built for Martial Artists
Specifications 1 Package Includes:
  1 * Assembled War Horse Katana with saya
  1 * Cotton War Horse?ÿKatana 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 a 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 a ridge (high-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 the 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.


Dragon King Swords

The Dragon King Swords is designed to be the next generation of cutlery enthusiasts will taste the steel of the fabled golden age of swords, the unique fittings and tough, expertly forged blades - this line of swords is perfect for the sword connoisseur who demands the best money can buy. The Dragon King Swords are designed by master sword designer Frenchie Jin, a Chinese bladesmith in Dalian, to show to the sword world what quality, craftsmanship, and ingenuity can produce under the superlative leadership of a true avant-gardist.


Starting in 2016 soon all will know and there will be no doubt who is king, they will grow quickly over the next few months as shipments begin to arrive. Dragon King team plies their abilities also to the production of higher-end katana with folded steel, several styles of sword canes, a handful of Chinese style swords and even jewelry.


  • Dragon King Katana - The Seasonal Katana Series represents an entry level katana with traditional handle construction and cotton Tsuka-Ito (wrap) and real same (ray skin). Designed for regular cutting, the 5160 high-carbon steel blade is through-hardened for toughness.
  • Dragon King Canes and Sword Canes - Dragon King has taken their exceptional design and precision casting talents to the world of collectible sword canes. These canes feature tough carbon fiber shafts with forged blades (coming soon!) or beautiful Rosewood shafts and forged-folded (Damascus) blades. Many of the sword canes also integrate hidden utility knives, a first in the cane market.
  • Chinese Swords - Dragon King began their sword making endeavors producing extremely high-end swords for the domestic Chinese market. We're talking $65,000 swords with solid-gold fittings. Their dedication to producing some of the highest quality Chinese-style swords available anywhere is immediately evident.

The first sword in the series has been released to coincide with the 400th anniversary of a famous sword-fighting manual. Dragon King's Miao Dao is an absolute beast of a sword while being surprisingly agile.

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 Dragon King Swords
Specifications Forged T10 High Carbon Steel
Specifications Traditional handle construction
Specifications Knotted teal-green cotton tsuka-ito cord
Specifications Habaki and seppa are silvered and the tsuba
Specifications Thick balanced cutting blade
Specifications 60 HRC edge/40 HRC spine and body
Specifications Overall Length: 40 3/8"
Specifications Blade: 28 7/8"
Specifications Weight: 2 lb 9.9 oz
Specifications Edge: Very Sharp
Specifications P.O.B.: 5"
Specifications Thickness: 6.9 mm - 4.6 mm
Specifications Width: 31.8 mm
Specifications Grip Length: 10 1/8"
Specifications Made in China
Specifications Built for Martial Artists
Specifications 1 Package Includes:
  1 * Assembled War Horse Katana with saya
  1 * Cotton War Horse?ÿKatana bag
  1 * Sword certificate

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