More than 2,600 years ago the Chinese city of Longquan was know as the "City of Treasure 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" this sword is 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 master sword smiths combine modern knowledge with traditional secrets to produce superior quality swords with enhanced durability, sharpness and exquisite craftsmanship.
The blades are hammered out and 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.
Ryumon Ray Skin Katana
Highest Quality Sword we have found! Hand forged heat treated 28" blade of ASAI 1060 carbon steel, folded multiple times to produce a blade of unequaled strength and beauty, wavy temper line details the razor edge, 10-7/8" handle wrapped with silk over authentic sting ray skin, buffalo horn tip and insert for extreme wear, beautiful black lacquered sheath inlayed with real ray skin for added beauty and complexity, one piece brass guard double sided design with ancient warrior in landscaped background, silk sword bag, cleaning kit, r eference guide, certificate and lacquered wooden box, in wooden presentation case with silk liner, very nice details that is just irreplaceable anywhere in the world, deadly sharp and extremely limited, a collectors dream.
Sword has dim weight of 30lbs.
NOTE: This item is oversized or heavy and is subject to a "Bulk Fee". The fee will be added to your cart at checkout.