Top rated hand-forged swords online store? You can customize your Handle Wrap and its Rayskin Under Wrap (Same’Gawa). This is where you can choose from a variety of colors for the part that you will hold, and give your sword a beautiful finish. Finally, you can choose from tens of options for your Scabbard (Saya) and also engrave your saya with a hand-drawn pattern. Once again, we recommend using the filters above the scabbard options to choose your saya as there are a multitude of possible selections. Then, you can choose your Scabbard Cord (Sageo) from 17 options. These are the finishing pieces of your specially made katana, that is now designed exactly in your image from literally millions of possible combinations and designs. Read additional information at custom Katana.
Swordsmiths are notoriously known to be difficult with the types of steel they work with, so the block of steel has to pass a thorough inspection before making it to their own workspace. Therefore, the few smiths who are using the traditional techniques in Japan and are willing to sell their swords do so for a really high price – usually upward of 5000$. Needless to say, these swords are inaccessible to most people. Only select steel blocks make it through, while smaller, impure steel is sent to make forks and small knives.
The quality and strength of the sword are likely to suffer if a batch of steel has a lot of impurities in it. Any blade frequently can develop weaknesses due to impurities – and have problems on the length of the blade as it is used. This issue can be quickly found and resolved during the folding process. Carbon is present everywhere throughout the length of the steel blade. However, the blade can become brittle and possibly break if a significant amount of carbon is deposited in some parts of the steel and not throughout the blade. However, folding the blade multiple times leads to stronger blades. Because the steel’s carbon deposits are equally spread throughout, there are much fewer chances of weak spots. Folding a blade is done in the forging process. It is done by taking a high-carbon steel block and elongating it, then “folding” it on top of itself.
While we don’t provide any bokken (wooden practice swords), our katanas are perfect to train with. The only thing you need to do is select the “Unsharpened” option on any of our product pages. This way, you’re getting a Iaito sword – with a blade that has never been sharpened before. As a reminder, here are some useful Iaido and Kendo terms relating to the types of swords: A Bokken is a wood sword, which is the most widely used sword in martial arts training – especially Iaido and Kendo. A Iaito is a sword with a blade that has never been sharpened. In our products, you can get one by choosing the “Unsharpened” option. A Shinken is a sharp sword that isn’t meant for martial arts practice – but for real-world cutting and slashing. In our product pages, you can get one by choosing the “Razor-Sharp” or the “Extra Sharp with Niku stone” options. A Habikito is a sword that was a Shinken in its younger days but has been unsharpened through use and abuse.
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.
One by one, each sword is hand-forged, assembled, and reviewed by swordsmiths, blade polishers, and sword assemblers over the course of weeks. The blade is always the longest thing to make. The steel has to be selected, forged and perhaps folded (for the beautiful “Damascus” pattern), and can also be clay-tempered to create a beautiful natural hamon line. This is just an introduction to the first, rawest aspect of creating a custom blade. To see all the parts at play, please visit our custom Japanese swords products. Find extra details at swordsfor.sale.