TrueKatana offer you all kinds of handmade authentic 1045 steel katana of all types such as t10 katana, 1095 katana, 1060 katana etc, With the only difference being in minute details on the sword as a whole. folded steel, silver damascus steel, 1095 high carbon steel, beige cord handle, blue cord handle, camo leather scabbard,balck scabbard etc. Tsuba has tiger tsuba, iron tsuba, copper tsuba etc. You can cut little tree, fine iron wire, bamboo etc., Functionality to satisfy the needs of both the martial artist and the collector. We only carry the best 1045 steel katana on the market and are well worth the money.
This is my very first Katana. I was impressed by the quality and craftsmanship. For the money I was happy. Not so fancy, but whatever comes with it worthy. They blade was sharp and it hold during testing. fully functional real katana.
|High-performance Clay Tempered Japanese Katana Sword|
I love it, everything about it looks perfect and for a amazing prize, normally you can get a not sharpen one for 100 but this one is perfect, the price itself makes it even better since it’s sharp and the detail is amazing
|Kyojuro Rengoku's Sword, Demon Slayer Sword, Kimetsu No Yaiba Sword - Nichirin Sword|
J'ai bien reçu ma commande en 10 jours ,je suis très satisfait de mon katana , il est très beau ,
et de très belle finition .
|Handmade Japanese Katana Sword With Purple Scabbard|
Came a day before the estimated time the packaging was very secure which is what I wanted and hoped for amazing service
|Handmade High Performance Real Japanese Katana Samurai Swords With Rose Wood Scabbard|
Sword was as described personally the ito wrap was too dark for me but the munuki we're beautiful same with all the other fittings and all we're secured tightly. A couple problems though is that the blade doesn't fit perfectly in the saya so there's a little bit of a rattle and secondly the habaki is just pressure fit to the koiguchi so it's tight but not the tightest fot will fall out if you shake it too much while its facing down, but other than those two things the sword is awesome will be buying from here again someday.
|Handmade Aluminum Blade Blunt Unsharpened Practice Katana For Beginner Training|
Came in solid condition and just like it was online. Really satisfied with this cool piece of weaponry!
|Handmade Japanese Katana Sword Full Tang With Black Scabbard|
Almost perfect, never thought I'd see quality like this at this price point, I originally ordered only one not knowing what to expect, when it arrived even though shipping was somewhat long I was blown away by how great it looked and felt, one week later I ordered one more, I would upload more photos but it only lets me upload one. The steel is perfect, I saw no defects and the blade for both swords are perfectly straight with no dents. There is only one minor minor issue, on one of them the paint is a little "seethrough" on the tip of the sword and you can sort of see the metal, other than that, nothing, if I were to rate them I'd give a 9.5 but at this price they're definitely a 10. The shipping on the other hand could've been faster, no idea if it was fedex's fault but it took 11 days for it to leave the warehouse, it took about 2 and a half weeks for the swords to be delivered.
|Handmade Japanese Katana Sword Full Tang 1060 Carbon Steel|
Loved it as a Christmas gift came faster than expected condition 10/10
|Handmade Bleach Kurosaki Ichigo Bankai Tensa Zangetsu Anime Katana Swords|
Absolutely beautiful blade. Very good value for the price. I will definitely shop again !!
|Handmade Japanese Samurai Sword Damascus Steel|
Looks amazing and the quality is superb.. I love it and will get another one!!!
|Handmade Japanese Samurai Sword 1045 Carbon Steel With Blue Blade And Scabbard|
As this steel type has a rather low carbon content it is relatively soft and able to take a beating. This steel forms the lowest price segment for battle-ready swords. With proper heat-treatment, these swords can become really tough and may well be worth their price. This metal alloy is also relatively resistant to corrosion.
The main disadvantage of swords forged from this steel type is that they don’t retain an edge as sharp as steels with a higher carbon quantity. A blade forged from this steel probably costs around 100$. Being so inexpensive makes them an optimal choice for beginners.
1045 Carbon Steel Making
Traditionally, Carbon Steel is obtained by firing up a particular type of charcoal within a Clay Tub for approximately 72 hours. Iron powder should be added at determined amounts to associate appropriate quantity of Carbon. At the end, the obtained Steel is Stainless; its solidity depends on the amount of Carbon that associates to Iron. The steel obtained is referred to by four digits number which designates Carbon by the two first digits and the percentage of Carbon within the steel. Thus, 1045 Carbon steel refers to Carbon steel material that contains %0.45 Carbon fraction. It is called Medium Carbon Steel as well because that carbon concentration is the minimal required for the Steel to be used for industrial purposes; there are lower concentrations of carbon but the materials are not suited for industrial use. 1045 Carbon Steel is suited for making katanas because it is cheaper than the other materials used for this industry. It is softer and easily forged. The proper application of the hardening techniques and the Clay treatment, certainly produce amazing steel that can be forged in real pieces of arts.
1045 Carbon Steel Properties
Besides the cheaper price of the 1045 Carbon steel, it is a material that requires a medium temperature to be forged. Therefore, it has low risk of losing Carbon and to be altered. The material can be easily forged. 1045 carbon steel katana tends to curve while being forged and polishing process is done easily. This material does not resist to bending efforts and tends to lose original shapes when exposed to bending exercise, therefore 1045 carbon steel katana has to be particularly treated to avoid this situation.
In sum, 1045 Carbon steel is hard enough to make swords and it is soft enough to be easily forged into swords. The medium Carbon concentration gives the steel the ability to be hardened and produce pretty good Carbon Steel Swords.
1045 Carbon Steel katana Properties
1045 Carbon Steel Katana can be very hard when properly treated. The best practice is to forge the steel however usually it does not apply the Clay tempering at the material is not high carbon concentration. 1045 Carbon Swords are very suitable for shows and occasional dojo cuts. They have the particularity of being relatively light. Swords made of the 1045 Carbon Steel are said to be the best for kata practices. 1045 is easily associated with layers of others Carbon Steel types to form the Katana blade and form the initial Hamon shape.
It appears that 1045 Carbon steel Katanas acquire hardness by appropriate Clay tempering process, which is differentially operated. It is known that Differential Tempering or differential hardening allows the edge to be hard and solid and keeps the spine softer. The use of 1045 Carbon Steel may imply the choice of the several pieces to mount on the blade to obtain the final 1045 Carbon Steel Katana. These Katanas are affordable and can relatively be acquired by everyone, because of the cheap price of the material, the easiness of the forging processes and the extra cost that may apply when choosing and mounting the different items.
1045 is the material of which are made the famous blades called MAru and Kanbai. Actually they are appreciated for their properties inherited from the 1045 Carbon Steel and the certainly unroughed by the proficiency employed to make them.
Soft Material Consequences
Most of the 1045 Carbon Steel Katanas for sale are hand forged, because of the softness of the material; this property is one advantage because usually handmade items are very unique and each piece is particular. It is common to have a groove next to the spine, because of the necessary hardening processes that the katana goes through, it tends to gain weight and be somehow heavy, and therefore, the Groove allows the reduction of the weight of the blade and gives a more attractive look to the piece. This procedure has no notable effects on the curve of the blade or on the differential tempering process. It is common also to notice the Hamon types that the 1045 Carbon Steel Katana can have, and it is the result of the commonly applied folding process. The Hamon will inherit certain shape imposed by the number of layers of steel and the steel types employed. If there is only 1045 Carbon Steel layers, the Hamon should be straight, if there is different type of Carbon Steel associated to the primary material, the Hamon can be distinguished to Choji type or wave type. The Hamon type has its influences on the pieces that you may mount on the blade to obtain the final Katana. The Tang type is not a real constraint because the Katanas is not intended to tough experiences; it serves in casual shows and simple dojo cuts. This material makes Katanas which are not of good durability; they rapidly lose their sharpness if used for heavy practices. Thus, they need to be handled with care, cleaned and oiled with extreme precautions to avoid the corrosion and oxidation which are susceptible of increasing the vulnerability of the sword’s blade. When it is about decorative purposes, 1045 Carbon Steel Katanas are much appreciated because they can be associated with items and pieces at very affordable prices.