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Tenku Ancient Iron "Iron Warrior Wakizashi" by SkyJiro Forge, Free Shipping, MSRP ($379.00), Forged/Folded Ancient Steel



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Tenku  Ancient Iron "Iron Warrior Wakizashi" by SkyJiro Forge, Free Shipping, MSRP ($379.00), Forged/Folded Ancient Steel
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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:

Tenku 1085/1055 Traditional High Carbon Folded Steel with Genuine Hamon (5800 layers). This katana, dubbed the Ancient Iron Warrior, comes from the TJ line of Skyjiro Forge. The blade, reforged from very old iron, has been folded to produce 3200 wave-like layers visible on the blade. The katana blade has been crafted with a Bo-Hi groove that reduces weight while retaining blade strength. The Bo-Hi also disturbs the as the katana is swung, making an audible"whooshƒ" as the blade ƒ"cutsƒ" the air. The blade has been Through-Hardened to achieve an even steel hardness throughout. It was finished with a double-imitation hamon on its edge and a polish with Japanese Water Stones. Skyjiro Forge classifies this sword as their Mokuroku Class (Middle Level).
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Special Note:

Sword Name: Ancient Iron Warrior
Craftsmanship/Design Grade: Mokuroku Class (Middle Level)
Proof of Authenticity: Sword Smith Signature on Nakago
Blade made: Tenku Folded Ancient Iron with Double Imitation Hamon (3800 layers)
Yaki: Tenku Secret Through Hardening Technique
Blade Polish: Tenku Mirror Polish with Japanese Water Stones
Shipping Weight: 1300g

 

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Specifications
  • Free economy shipping within the contiguous US to a terminal near you
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  • 15 days return, or exchange - see Terms and Conditions
  • Specifications
  • Crafted by SkyJiro
  • Specifications
  • Craftsmanship/Design Grade: [Mokuroku Class/Middle Level]
  • Specifications
  • Blade Made: Tenku .72% Tranditional Proprietary Carbon Content with Folded 3800 Layers
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  • Sword Type: Shinken (Razor Sharp Katana)
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  • Sword Weight: 2 lbs 4 oz (Without Saya)
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  • Overall: 40" with Saya (Scabbard)
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  • Blade Shape: Shinogi Zukuri Style
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  • Sori (Curvature): 20 mm
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  • Saki-Haba: 45 mm
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  • Moto-Kasane (at Habaki): 75 mm
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  • Hoto-Haba (at Habaki): 320 mm
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  • Nagasa (Blade length): 28.4"
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  • Tsuka (Handle length): 10.5"
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  • Yaki (Hardness): Tenku Traditional Through Hardening Technique
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  • Blade Polish: Tenku Hand-Mirror Polish with Japanese Water Stones
  • Specifications
  • Kanagu (Tsuba/Fuchi/Kashira/ Menuki): Tenku Brass
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  • Habaki/Seppas: Tenku Brass
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  • Sam??: Stingray Skin
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  • Tsuka Ito/Sageo: SkyJiro Silk
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  • Tsuka: Premium Hardwood Handle
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  • Mekugi: 2x Premium Bamboo Pins
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  • Saya (Scabbard): Genuine Water Buffalo-Horn Scabbard
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  • Built for Martial Artists
  • Specifications

    1 Package Includes:
    1 * Assembled Wakizashi sword with saya
    1 * Cotton wakizashi 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. 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.

    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 Forge'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 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 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: [Mokuroku Class/Middle Level]
  • Specifications
  • Blade Made: Tenku .72% Tranditional Proprietary Carbon Content with Folded 3800 Layers
  • Specifications
  • Sword Type: 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"
  • Specifications
  • Tsuka (Handle length): 10.5"
  • Specifications
  • Yaki (Hardness): Tenku Traditional Through Hardening Technique
  • Specifications
  • Blade Polish: Tenku Hand-Mirror Polish with Japanese Water Stones
  • Specifications
  • Kanagu (Tsuba/Fuchi/Kashira/ Menuki): Tenku Brass
  • Specifications
  • Habaki/Seppas: Tenku Brass
  • Specifications
  • Sam??: Stingray Skin
  • Specifications
  • Tsuka Ito/Sageo: SkyJiro Silk
  • Specifications
  • Tsuka: Premium Hardwood Handle
  • Specifications
  • Mekugi: 2x Premium Bamboo Pins
  • Specifications
  • Saya (Scabbard): Genuine Water Buffalo-Horn Scabbard
  • Specifications
  • Built for Martial Artists
  • Specifications

    1 Package Includes:
    1 * Assembled Wakizashi sword with saya
    1 * Cotton wakizashi bag
    1 * Sword certificate

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