Hand Forged beautiful Damascus steel 26 1/2" blade with 56Rc hardness edge and 48Rc back; 15" authentic ray skin wrapped handle with one piece brass collar and blackened bronze Tsuba guard. Damascus includes Japanese cotton wrapped handle, sword bag, deep finished black lacquered sheath accented with gold stripes, 41 1/2" overall sword length all cased in cloth covered box, best value for the money!
More than 2,600 years ago the city of Longquan was known as the "City of Treasured Swords" for their precision hand forged swords. No edged weapon in history has ever been surrounded with such mystique and tradition like the Japanese sword. As the "Soul of the Samurai" these swords are forged in almost a religious like act to be the most prized gift a warrior could receive. Ryumon and Masahiro swords are hand forged by Master Craftsmen with years of experience from Longquan. These masters combine modern knowledge with traditional secrets to produce superior quality swords with enhanced durability, sharpness and exquisite craftsmanship.
The blades are hammered out, folded and hammered again, up to 12 times, to produce a blade that has a Rockwell Hardness of 57 on the edge and 45 on back of the blade. Creating a blend that holds an edge, resists chips and marks but is durable, flexible and does not rebound when struck. This hand forging process is extremely labor intensive requiring long hours of effort by a skilled craftsman. The quality of these swords is phenomenal in detail but limited in supply; you will cherish these swords as other warriors have for over 25 centuries.