German folded steel, hand-forged differentially hardened wakizashi ''Kusanaji''. These are the technical specifications:
- Sugata (Blade style):
- Hand-forged curved blade with narrow Hi (groove) on both sides which ends by the middle of the blade and a wider Hi that ends 19 cm from the Habaki. The blade is sharp on both sides from this point onwards. The blade spine is iori-mune, the edge is without Niku (cutting sharp blade).
- Folded Steel (C45, C55Si7- USA: Steel 1095, C105 W2). The hardness of its Mune is ca 40° and the Ha (blade edge) is ca 60° HRC Rockwell 13 times folded to achieve ca. 8192 layers. Traditional clay-wrapping technique for differential hardening. There are beautiful hada (grain in steel, pattern of folding the steel) in the blade.
- Nagasa (blade length): ca. 52,5 cm / 21 inch.
- Sori (curvature): ca.1,52 cm / 0,6 inch.
- Moto-Kasane (Thickness): ca. 0,7 cm / 5/16 inch.
- Saki-Haba : 25 mm.
- Moto-Haba: 32 mm.
- Nakago (tongue) with Mei (inscription) according to the tradition: WKC and year of production.
- Kashira (Cap):
- Beautifully carved and with a special design. Carbon steel (C45). Browned.
- Tsuka (Grip):
- Wood grip, adapted to the tongue. Length ca. 20,5 cm.
- Tsuka-ito (handle wrap):
- 2 Menuki:
- Brass, hand-polished, gold-plated. Dragonfly shape. One on each side, traditional mounting of Menuki.
- Bamboo wood, based upon the traditional method to seat the pins. The mekugi-ana is drilled diagonal and conical into the tongue.
- Tsuba (Guard):
- Hand-polished browned carbon steel with special design.
- Saya (Scabbard):
- Selected wood. Black lacquered. Curved according to the Sori. The Koi-guchi (mouth piece) is made of buffalo horn. Saya with kurikata and 2 shitodome to hold the Obi.
- Black (cord used for tying the Saya to the Obi - knob on the Saya).
- ca. 760 gr. without saya
- ca. 1 010 gr. with saya
- Included Accessories:
- Soft protective cloth bag with nice colourful embroidery
Delivery, 2 to 6 weeks.
25% Prepayment required when ordering.