The level of detail present in the tsuba is nothing short of breathtaking, its beauty rivaled only by the Makaku's stunningly figured tanto blade. History, time honored tradition preserved in carbon steel Hand forged from Damascus steel, the Makaku's bewitching blade is a tumultuous sea of contrasting lines, waves, swirls and other mesmerizing patterns. For all its wondrous visual allure, the blade is also amply formidable, thanks in no small part to the painstaking technique by which it's forged. Each line is a distinct variety of steel - hammer welded and hand folded repeatedly to yield the more than 1,000 layers in each Makaku blade.
Though its earliest history is shadowy and little-known, the unique Damascus metalsmithing technique is at least many centuries old and possibly well over a millennium. Today, as in ages long past, it's still painstakingly performed by seasoned hands - no automation, no mechanization.Made of blood, sweat, tears and legendary Damascus steel To make each Makaku blade, a Shinwa master swordsmith fires a stack of steel blanks - each piece a different alloy - in a white-hot forge until the metal glows red hot. He then removes the stack and hammers it until it's around half as thick as the original. Then he folds the metal onto itself lengthwise and hammers each half together. The process is meticulously repeated - hundreds of times in some cases - until the desired layering effect is achieved, at which point a final quenching strengthens the resulting blade blank and an acid etching highlights vivid contrasts in the layers. And the slow, laborious process itself it just the beginning! Swordcraft artistry only seasoned hands could produce In order to achieve sufficiently dramatic contrasts, Shinwa's master smiths must expertly select an appropriate combination of steel alloys of varying color, luminescence and other visual qualities. For the sake of strength, resilience and countless additional blade factors, the smiths must also must consider each alloy's distinct melting point, proper stacking order, forge temperature and myriad other variables.
Simply put, an unbelievable quantity of blood, sweat and tears goes into every Makaku blade. Furthermore, like a steel snowflake or fingerprint, the patterning on no two is exactly alike. Beauty beyond the blade Few - if any - Damascus swords at this price point can match the Regal Makakus's formidable cutting clout. But like all Shinwa swords, the Makaku is every bit as much a "beauty" as it is a beast.A vicious wild animal adorned in the trappings of royalty, the Makaku dons all the aesthetic hallmarks that make traditional Japanese cutlery so visually appealing - hardwood tsuba cloaked in genuine ray skin same and embellished with classic braided ito; brass habaki; ornate menuki, fuchi and tsuba; and a hand lacquered, sageo accented saya to protect the fine Damascus steel blade. Built to be treasured generation after generation Whether for tameshigiri, display or collecting, Shinwa's Makaku Katana is up to the task, with performance that can go toe-to-toe with many far more expensive swords. It has everything the serious swordsman and/or collector looks for in a top-shelf katana, but you won't pay close to "top-shelf" prices for this exceptional handmade Damascus steel masterwork! The Makaku represents one of the best values on the fine sword market, and once you wield it once, you'll never want to put it down.
Like the fabled, revered Japanese macaque, the eponymous Makaku sword deserves a place of high honor and esteem in your collection; it's an heirloom quality piece built to be enjoyed generation after generation - your legacy preserved in hand forged Damascus steel. Genuine masterpiece of traditional Japanese swordcraft, handmade by seasoned artisans with meticulous attention to detail -Hand-forged full tang 28 1/2" Damascus steel blade boasts both beauty and brawn; impossibly sharp edge, tough spine; display-worthy allure, yet powerful enough for any real-world cutting task -Master swordsmiths painstakingly and repeatedly fire, fold, hammer-weld two high carbon steel varieties to yield Damascus steel's breathtaking layering; acid etching highlights vivid contrasts -Handcrafted tsuka cloaked in delicately textured genuine ray skin same and soft tan ito; traditional wooden mekugi provide stability, classic touch -Flawlessly cast tsuba, kashira, menuki - tsuba features ornate three dimension macaque-in-tree; menuki a scaly dragon motif; all three bathed in a rich dark glazed patina -Coordinating black hardwood scabbard gingerly hand-lacquered, polished to stately gloss; offset with tan sageo that matches like-colored tsuka ito -Overall length: 39 1/2" - the quintessential full-sized Japanese samurai sword. 40 1/4 Shinwa DAMASCUS Full Tang SAMURAI KATANA SWORD Japanese Ninja w/ SHEATH. BATTLE READY Samurai Ninja Japanese Katana Sword Full Tang Carbon Steel Blade.14 M48 CYCLONE DAGGER Tactical Combat FIXED BLADE KNIFE Bowie w/ SHEATH. 12 HUGE ASSISTED OPENING Folding Pocket Knife Stonewashed with Pocket Clip. Is United States company that is based in Georgia. We are dedicated to providing our customers with high quality outdoor goods at a reasonable price. Specializes in items like pocket knives, hunting knives, and tactical gear. We are here to help, and would love to answer any questions you may have. We thank you very much for stopping by and invite you message us if you need assistance. The product must be mailed back in 100% new condition (Exactly how you received it). All the original materials must be included. Also, there cannot be any damage done to any of the pieces. If they are in this condition, we will gladly accept the return without hesitation. We respond very quickly and will be happy to assist you! The item "40 Shinwa BATTLE READY Damascus Steel JAPANESE KATANA Sword Ninja Samurai Sharp" is in sale since Monday, October 26, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Swords & Sabers\Asian\Japanese". The seller is "kolourco" and is located in Moultrie, Georgia. This item can be shipped to United States.