This is a well-made colorful folded steel sword, following the traditional Japanese process. The blade is very sharp and folded 13 times resulting in over 8,000 layers. After the sharpening work, the blade is specially treated to show the unique and beautiful color. There are three different colors: black, red, and black & red. It comes with a black lacquered hard wood saya and silk sageo/ito, copper tsuba set, and genuine same (rayskin). The tang is secured into the handle with two bamboo mekugi and features a hand engraved Mei(signature). It is a very good choice for Dojo students, gifts, cutting practice, and display. It is durable enough for cutting tameshigiri and bamboo. The colorful film is very solid; it will not come off. Each sword is individually handmade so specifications vary slightly from sword to sword.
Swords of Northshire