5 - "Kochou"
Folded Carbon Steel. (Dual Folded Pattern Welded Steel)
Length (+ Saya)
Heat Forge Folded, Oil Quenched
Length, 0.3" Width, 1.25" Height
lbs 6 oz (with fuller), 2 lbs 11 oz (without fuller)
Copper Custom Tsuba Circular "Kochou" 3.5"diameter
above tsuba (with fuller), 6" above tsuba (without fuller)
X Wood (Double Pinned)
Ray Skin Panel Wrap
Black Glossy Lacquered Medium Hardwood
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This is a dual
forge folded carbon steel katana (pattern welded). It is constructed
by layering two different monosteel billet, forged and folded 6
to 7 times to generate a Damascus appearance. The blade is finished
with a custom brass tsuba and an 11" tsuka (grip).
This first picture
shows the general apparence of the sword in its simple fittings
and tsuba. Standard sori and bo-hi. This sword is created with the
intent as a display piece but is sharpened and finished as a cutter.
What makes this
sword interesting is the visible hada (grain) resulting from the
dual folded steel. This method of construction results in a "Damascus"
apparence on the blade. I have included several pictures at different
angles. This blade will be more of a "show piece" rather
than a cutter. The dual folded steel construction is not intended
to homogenize the metal, but to generate the attractive apparence.
The steel will be no harder than the carbon monosteel contentent
of the billets used. For a cutter, we recommend our 1060 or 9260
through hardened blade.
The nakago (tang)
and tsuka (grip). The grip uses 2 mekugi (retaining pin) and is
the standard 11" in length. Blade thickness at habaki is 0.3".
This sword is
an excellent presentation piece. Great for presents and collectors
wanting a unique display piece. Can be used for light cutting, though
we recommend it be treated mainly as a display sword. (we rather
that you get a cheaper monosteel blade without lamination as a cutter.)
Comes with display box and cotton sword bag.
5 Katana - Folded Steel "Kochou"
Sale Price: $229.99
Type 5 blade employs a dual folded steel construction resulting in a Damascus
surface pattern on the face of the blade. This is a true folded steel katana that
is ideal for display and sharp enough for cutting.
With Fuller (With Bo-hi)
Out - Discontinued
Without Fuller (No Bo-hi)
Out - Discontinued