Mai Tempered Folded Katana Samurai Sword
Mai Clay Tempered Folded Katana Samurai Sword
This sword has been forged using traditional techniques and methods and has been hand polished and sharpened. All our swords use high-quality carbon steel, which ensures a hard-wearing battle ready edge, making it an ideal choice for anyone looking for a functional sword capable of cutting.
The folding process was originally used to homogenize the carbon content within Japanese steel. Nowadays the folding process is not strictly necessary, however, it does produce beautiful blades containing visible fold lines. The blade has been folded 11 times creating 2048 folds within the Katana.
Clay tempering involves adding a layer of clay to the blade which is thicker on the spine compared to the edge. When the blade is heated and subsequently cooled the clay allows the edge to cool at a faster rate, which in turn creates a crystalline structure which is harder at the cutting edge but softer at the spine. This allows the blade to have a tough and hard edge and softer more flexible spine.
- Overall Length: 103 cm / 40.6 Inches
- Blade Length: 70 cm / 27.6 Inches
- Tsuku Length: 26 cm / 10.24 Inches
- Blade Width: 3.2 cm / 1.25 Inches
- Blade Steel: High Carbon Steel Clay Tempered
- Blade Thickness: 0.2 cm / 0.28 Inches
- Hamon: Clay Tempered
- Sharpness: Functional Sharp
- Blood Groove: None
- Tang: Full Tang
- Tsubu: Alloy
- Fuchi / Kashira: Alloy
- Menuki: Dragon Alloy
- Seppa: Brass
- Habaki: Brass
- Tsuku: Hardwood
- Samegawa: Synthetic Rayskin
- Ito (Braid): Silk
- Mekugi: Bamboo Peg
- Saya: Hardwood
- Sageo: Thick Silk
- Exquisitely crafted sword with Saya
- Synthetic Silk Sword Bag
All orders are entitled to free international shipping. You'll be given a unique tracking number allowing you track your parcel.
US Delivery Times: We ship all of our products directly from our forges across Asia and Europe, as such please allow 5 - 15 working days for delivery. During busier periods such as Christmas, shipping times may take longer.
If you don't love your order, simply return it to us within 14 days and we'll issue you a no-fuss refund. For more information, please see our refund policy.