Tamahagane Steel and Clay Tempered
Tsuka Tightly Wrapped with Real Rayskin
Super Tight Cotton Handle Wrap
The Dragon Katana is one of best value for money swords we have ever offered. The blade is forged from a thick and solid Tamahagane (smelted ore) steel which is expertly Clay Tempered which has been exceptionally polished. The Grain and Hamon are well formed but not overly visible as to look contrived giving a more traditional appearance. The habaki is cast in brass and very decorative, nicely complimenting the beautiful blade.
For extra strength the tsuka is tightly bound cotton ito that will not move around or come undone during test cutting or kata and give years of service. The Saya mouth has been strengthened with a full rayskin wrap that has been polished and lacquered. The kogoichi, kurikata and kojiri are made of polished buffallo horn further stregthening the saya.
Overall this is an exceptional sword for the money that will look as good on display as it would test cutting. The only problem is why would you want to scratch such a beautiful sword by cutting tatami!!
Blade Length : 28", 71cm
Handle Length : 11", 28cm
Blade Width at Handle : 1.25", 31mm
Blade Thickness at Habaki : 7.5mm