a very traditional method for creating a katana. It is done by layering
different types of steel in a pattern so as to allow the blade to
have both rigid properties in its cutting edge, but still maintain
either a soft or springy back or sides for absorbing shock.
We refer to
our lamination method as the "wrapped core" construction.
This is a method similar to the traditional SanMai, but simplified
We still recommend
the use of through tempered monosteel for cutters as they will be
more predictable and constant in performance. But for those looking
for a blade constructed using a traditional forging method, here
is our laminated steel line of blades.
- FINAL RUN (Available with blue ito, no fuller only)
Sale Price: $229.99
Out - Discontinued.
The Higo katana is
constructed of laminated steel similar to the traditional "san mai"
method of blade construction. Core billet of the second generation Higo
uses a 9260 silicon alloy spring steel. The core is then wrapped around
two billets of 1045 carbon steel. The forged blade is then sharpened to
expose the 9260 core as the cutting edge. The new Higo is a much stronger
and uniquely constructed cutter.
The new Higo is different
than any other "laminated" blades on the market at its price
range. The lamination on the Higo can be visually and chemically tested
and verified... Read more by clicking on the photo above.
- 2nd Generation - No Fuller (No Bo-hi) SOLD
OUT - Discontinued.