Best rated hand-forged Katana swords online store? Clay-Tempering is the process of using clay to insulate softened metal pieces so they cool more slowly when heated and quenched. The clay-tempering procedure leaves the blade’s edge harder than the rest of the sword. If you’d like our swordsmith to create a beautiful natural Hamon on your sword, please choose which type you prefer. The Kissaki is what makes or breaks a Japanese sword – its most distinctive feature. Our swords are for the most part built with a Medium tip, however you might want a different, more distinctive one. Perhaps a Kiriha Zukuri one or a Fish Snout one. Or perhaps you’d like a reverse-edged Sabakato blade, whose blade is sharpened on the top instead of the bottom. Discover more details on Swords for sale.
Thankfully, there are smiths in other countries which hand-forge and sell exquisite katanas for a fraction of that price. Instead of dealing in thousands, they deal in hundreds, which is much more reasonable. And they’re able to create really good, battle-ready works of art. Modern swordsmiths don’t use Tamahagane steel – but instead Damascus Steel, which can be worked with in great ways. There are also many types of guards (tsuba), scabbards (saya), and other pieces which can create truly beautiful Japanese swords – especially custom katana swords.
High-Carbon Steels: the forger’s favourite. The most widely used steel type for swords is High-Carbon Steel. It is made of steel with a carbon alloy, as the name would imply, for improved qualities. Three broad categories can be used to separate carbon steel: Low carbon steel, often called mild steel, medium carbon steel, and high carbon steel are the three types of steel. Carbon Steel can also be Folded (creating the beautiful “Damascus Steel” pattern) and Clay-Tempered to create a Hamon. Low-Carbon Steel (also called Mild Steel), with its 0.04% to 0.30% carbon content. It can be used to create sheet and strip for presswork, tin-plates, wires, rods, tubing, car bodies, screws, concrete reinforcement bars, structural steel plates and sections for houses and buildings, etc.
In order to be usable, a katana needs to have a full-tang blade, meaning the blade has a part of steel going into the handle through the Habaki (blade collar) with a wrap (Ito) over it. That part of steel must be nearly the same width as the blade – which constitutes a full tang. Real, functional swords always have a full tang blade. There are other types of tang, which are of lesser quality and risk breaking when handled. One is the rat tang style, which can be seen in the picture under. A rat tang is usually welded to the blade, and thus is separate to it. While a rat tang might cut costs for the manufacturer, it makes for a much weaker blade. The sword’s handle could break at anytime, especially while hitting harder targets. Rat-tang blades, or any partial tang blades are definitely not recommended for cutting or martial arts practice – they’re wall-hangers.
While Stainless steel sounds like a good idea because it requires little to no maintenance, it is not, in fact, ever used to create functional swords. It is only used for wall-hangers and unsharpened swords that are in many cases not even fit as bokken – for martial arts practice. This is because these swords are too hard and brittle – they can easily break at the worst moments. The chromium content helps maintain the blade’s quality – but it is not fit for the battlefield or any kind of longer blades. Therefore, stainless steel is a good idea for maintenance and wall-hanger swords, and also for small cutlery and knives. However, it is not fit for true, authentic Japanese swords – such as those here, at Swords for Sale.
A hand-forged sword that will last generations, at a reasonable price, should never be a distant dream. The sword of your dreams can actually be custom-made… just for you. We have Japanese and Chinese swords for sale, like the katana, wakizashi, ninjato, tanto knife, and also the more artistic Chinese dao and jiang swords. The katana is the original and most widely known Japanese sword. It was first created and worn by the Samurai – and also used and re-purposed by the Ninja – or Shinobi (who weren’t in fact wearing a black outfit and covered their face at all). See additional info at https://swordsfor.sale/.