The Damascus Steel Handmade Black Katana Sword is a stunning and fully functional Japanese samurai sword. The blade itself is made from Damascus steel, a type of folding pattern steel that results in a beautiful and unique pattern on the blade. The blade is sharp and weighs 1.4kg, making it sturdy yet lightweight.
The sword has an overall length of 40.9 inches, with a blade length of 28 inches and a width of 1.26 inches near the habaki and 0.91 inches near the kissaki. The blade shape is Shinogi-Zukuri, with a chu-kissaki shape at the end. The handle is made from genuine ray skin and hard wood, with a length of 10.6 inches. The tsuba is made from copper, adding to the sword's durability and beauty.
The saya, or sheath, is made from hardwood and lacquer, with a koiguchi made from real horn. The sword comes with a cotton sword bag for storage and transport.
To maintain the sword's longevity and beauty, it's important to follow proper sword maintenance techniques. Keep the sword dry and avoid storing it in damp or salty environments. Avoid touching the blade with your bare hands, which can cause corrosion from sweat. Applying oil to the surface of the blade can help with maintenance for medium carbon steel, high carbon steel, pattern-welded steel, and stainless steel blades.
As manufacturers, we are happy to accommodate any requests for customized blade lettering or other changes to your sword. However, keep in mind that slight variations may exist between each shipment due to the handmade nature of the sword.
Overall, the Damascus Steel Handmade Black Katana Sword is a beautiful and functional addition to any sword collection or for use in martial arts training.