CRAFT: Fully handforged, folded by 11 times(2048 layers), water quenching, hand polishing, electroplate color, etc. With a clear folded texture. HANDLE/SCABBARD: Ebony, beautiful natural wood grain.PACKAGE: 1 sword + 1 bag. Handmade swords, each one may vary slightly in color, size, weight.
Is a double-edged straight sword used during the last 2,500 years in China. The first Chinese sources that mention the jian date to the 7th century BCE during the Spring and Autumn period; one of the earliest specimens being the Sword of Goujian. Historical one-handed versions have blades varying from 45 to 80 centimeters (18 to 31 inches) in length.The weight of an average sword of 70-centimetre (28-inch) blade-length would be in a range of approximately 700 to 900 grams (1.5 to 2 pounds). There are also larger two-handed versions used for training by many styles of Chinese martial arts. Professional jian practitioners are referred to as jianke?? "Sword guests" or "swordsmen"; a term dating from the Han dynasty. In Chinese folklore, it is known as "The Gentleman of Weapons" and is considered one of the four major weapons, along with the Gun (staff), Qiang (spear), and the Dao (sabre). This means that the carbon steel is folded by 11 times to produce 2048 layers. The higher quantity of layers provides more unique and mystical hada patterns, which defines and displays the craftsman's experience and knowledge of traditional metallurgy passed down from generation to generation. Only the utmost skilled bladesmiths (Toushyo) and polishers (Togi-shi) can bring out the beauty and life from the Shinsakuto live blade. During the forging process, all of the slags and impurities of the steel are burned off and folded forged to an uncompromised strength with an sharp cutting edge. The final carbon content is 1% and the hardness is an impressive HRC 55°on the Rockwell Scale.
This high quality blade can easily cut through tatami straw mats or bamboo for Tameshigiri or Batto-do use. International Buyers - Please Note. Please contact with us before you leave feedback. We will try our best to solve the problem for you, thank you. Sometimes, you may not get our reply immediately due to the time difference among each country.
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