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SJ4-Iaito, "Seagull Katana" by SkyJiro Forge, Free Shipping, MSRP ($1,147.00), .70% High Carbon Forged/Folded Steel



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SJ4-Iaito, "Seagull Katana" by SkyJiro Forge, Free Shipping, MSRP ($1,147.00),  .70% High Carbon Forged/Folded Steel
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Product Description

ƒNEW 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.

"Due to manufacturer's MAP, (Minimum Advertised Price), policy we cannot publish a price below the MSRP price. Please call us for any available sales, or price reductions.".

DESCRIPTION:

This "Seagull" Katana is guaranteed to perform well in Iaito Training. Seagull is a fully hand-made high carbon folded steel sword with genuine Japanese hamon and with or without razor-sharp Ha (Edge).
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Special Note:

Sword Name: Seagull
Model: SJ4-Iaito
Craftsmanship/Design Grade: Sempai Iaito Grade
Proof of Authenticity: SF's Authentic Certificate & Sword Smith Signature on Nakago
Blade made: SF's .70% High Carbon Folded Steel (4800 Layers)
Yaki: SF's Differential Clay Technique (Traditional Japanese Method)
Blade Polish: SF's Superior Hand-Mirror Polish, with Japanese Water Stone
Shipping Weight: 1150g

 

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: [Sempai Iaito Grade]
  • Specifications
  • Blade Made: SkyJiro Forge's .70% Traditional Proprietary Carbon Content Folded Steel (4800 Layers)
  • Specifications
  • Sword Type: Sharp Edged Iaito / Iaido (Sharp Edged Practice Katana)
  • Specifications
  • Sword Weight (without Saya): 900g / 930g / 950g
  • Specifications
  • Overall (with Saya): 40"
  • 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 Forge's Differential Clay Technique (Traditional Japanese Method)
  • Specifications
  • Blade Polish: SkyJiro Forge's Hand-Mirror Polish, with Japanese Water Stone
  • Specifications
  • Kanagu (Tsuba): SF's Steel
  • Specifications
  • Kanagu (Fuchi/Kashira/Menuki): SF's White Bronze
  • Specifications
  • Habaki/Seppas: SF's Bronze
  • Specifications
  • Tsuka: Sam (Stingray Skin) over Hard Wood Handle
  • Specifications
  • Tsuka Ito/Sageo: SF's Cotton
  • Specifications
  • Mekugi: 2x Aged Bamboo Pins
  • Specifications
  • Saya (Scabbard): Premium Grade Wood & Lacquer with Full Set of Premium Water Buffalo-Horn Fittings
  • Specifications
  • Built for Martial Artists
  • Specifications

    1 Package Includes:
    1 * Assembled Seagull katana with saya
    1 * Cotton Seagull 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 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 (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 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.


    About SkyJiro Forge

    SkyJiro Forge offers 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 Forge's Special Proprietary Hardening Blades. Prior 2001 SkyJiro was only making a 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 the 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 smith'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 (SkyJiro N.) teamed up with 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 finely 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 other 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: [Sempai Iaito Grade]
  • Specifications
  • Blade Made: SkyJiro Forge's .70% Traditional Proprietary Carbon Content Folded Steel (4800 Layers)
  • Specifications
  • Sword Type: Sharp Edged Iaito / Iaido (Sharp Edged Practice Katana)
  • Specifications
  • Sword Weight (without Saya): 900g / 930g / 950g
  • Specifications
  • Overall (with Saya): 40"
  • 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 Forge's Differential Clay Technique (Traditional Japanese Method)
  • Specifications
  • Blade Polish: SkyJiro Forge's Hand-Mirror Polish, with Japanese Water Stone
  • Specifications
  • Kanagu (Tsuba): SF's Steel
  • Specifications
  • Kanagu (Fuchi/Kashira/Menuki): SF's White Bronze
  • Specifications
  • Habaki/Seppas: SF's Bronze
  • Specifications
  • Tsuka: Sam (Stingray Skin) over Hard Wood Handle
  • Specifications
  • Tsuka Ito/Sageo: SF's Cotton
  • Specifications
  • Mekugi: 2x Aged Bamboo Pins
  • Specifications
  • Saya (Scabbard): Premium Grade Wood & Lacquer with Full Set of Premium Water Buffalo-Horn Fittings
  • Specifications
  • Built for Martial Artists
  • Specifications

    1 Package Includes:
    1 * Assembled Seagull katana with saya
    1 * Cotton Seagull katana bag
    1 * Sword certificate

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