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Tamahagane Steel Katana

The Tamahagane Steel is the famous steel used by Japanese blacksmiths for the creation of Samurai Swords throughout history. It is a very rare and precious mate...
The Tamahagane Steel is the famous steel used by Japanese blacksmiths for the creation of Samurai Swords throughout history. It is a very rare and precious material. It is composed of both carbons, from the charcoal used during its casting, and steel ore, which comes from the iron sand used. The combination of both factors is what creates the Tamahagane.
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Tamahagane Steel Katana

The Tamahagane Steel is the famous steel used by Japanese blacksmiths for the creation of Samurai Swords throughout history. It is a very rare and precious material. It is composed of both carbons, from the charcoal used during its casting, and steel ore, which comes from the iron sand used. The combination of both factors is what creates the Tamahagane.

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Customer Reviews

Keith James Ohio, United States
Nov 28, 2022 12:48

I am completely happy with the service the service time as well as delivery time love the item have absolutely no complaints with true katana as a company great quality items for great prices definitely true to the name I would highly recommend to anyone looking to buy a good quality blade for themselves or a gift for someone else I can't post a picture at this time because I have it wrapped since I purchased it as a gift for my son

Handmade Japanese Samurai Sword T10 Carbon Steel Full Tang Handmade Japanese Samurai Sword T10 Carbon Steel Full Tang
Gerald Foster Tennessee, United States
Nov 01, 2022 18:11

Katana was just as described, great detail to workmanship and good quality from what I can see. Not as light as I thought it would be but still much lighter than my other steel swords. This sword will be used for performing katas that require spinning and twirling.

Will show it to students to see if they like it, then will order more.

MGF

Handmade Aluminum Blade Blunt Unsharpened  Practice Katana For Beginner Training Handmade Aluminum Blade Blunt Unsharpened Practice Katana For Beginner Training
Elisa Pinson Texas, United States
Nov 01, 2022 16:08

The Katana was beautiful and shipping was pretty fast.

Handmade Aluminum Blade Blunt Unsharpened  Practice Katana Sword For Beginner Training Handmade Aluminum Blade Blunt Unsharpened Practice Katana Sword For Beginner Training
Kim Swigart Kansas, United States
Oct 23, 2022 19:29

Bought for a gift. Arrived on time and in perfect condition.

Handmade Japanese Katana Sword With Blood Red Blade And Scabbard Handmade Japanese Katana Sword With Blood Red Blade And Scabbard
Stephanie Hardesty Oklahoma, United States
Oct 19, 2022 14:03

Purchased this sword for a friend that has gone above

Handmade Japanese Katana Sword With Golden Blade And Tsuba Handmade Japanese Katana Sword With Golden Blade And Tsuba
Shannon Marie Foster Florida, United States
Oct 18, 2022 09:38

Incredible on all levels…
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Shipment
time of product arrival
Great customer phone service
ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE

Handmade Japanese  Katana Sword T10 Folded Clay Tempered Steel With Snake Scabbard Handmade Japanese Katana Sword T10 Folded Clay Tempered Steel With Snake Scabbard
Ashley Pliego Minnesota, United States
Oct 10, 2022 04:23

I bought this as a gift for my boyfriend and he loved it

Handmade Japanese Katana Sword 1095 Carbon Steel  With Yellow Scabbard Handmade Japanese Katana Sword 1095 Carbon Steel With Yellow Scabbard
Ryan Templeton Oklahoma, United States
Sep 24, 2022 19:55

Thanks folks another quality item you got here and swear it’s even slimmer than the one before it. Good to know when it comes to swords and swording I can count on you folks out there.

Handmade Japanese Shikomizue Sword, Bamboo Style Chokuto Without Tsuba Handmade Japanese Shikomizue Sword, Bamboo Style Chokuto Without Tsuba
Adam Rosenfield Texas, United States
Sep 15, 2022 15:31

The delivery company texted me promptly when my package got delivered to the wrong address. Contacting the automated help system was easy, but it will hang up on you if you are not ready. The people I spoke to were helpful and I got my swords the next day.

They look better in person than I thought they would. My blue weapon is hefty, which I really like and my wife's sword really suits her. Very happy customer.

Handmade Japanese Katana Sword With Blue Lightning Blade And Leopard Tsuba Handmade Japanese Katana Sword With Blue Lightning Blade And Leopard Tsuba
Brett Kolling Kansas, United States
Sep 13, 2022 16:35

Really great! However one star off because shusui was not black even thought this company is capable of doing black blades

Roronoa Zoro Katana Sword 3 Set Replica: Shusui, Wado Ichimonji And Sandai Kitetsu Set Roronoa Zoro Katana Sword 3 Set Replica: Shusui, Wado Ichimonji And Sandai Kitetsu Set

Tamahagane Steel

Tamahagane Steel

The Tamahagane steel is the famous steel used by Japanese blacksmiths for the creation of samurai swords throughout history. It is a very rare and precious material, which presents its own challenges when using it.


It is composed of both carbon, from the charcoal used during its casting, and steel ore, which comes from the iron sand used (traditionally collected in Shimane).


The combination of both factors is what creates the Tamahagane.


The iron sand is key in this process because it is what gives Tamahagane its particular characteristics. When it comes to this material there are two options.


On the one hand, there is the so-called home satetsu, which are of lower quality and have less steel ore in their composition. The other is the satetsu mass, which is of better quality and has more ore.


There is also the issue of the amount of charcoal used for the creation of Tamahagane. Historically, the amount of carbon in this steel was 0.50% to 0.70%, which creates medium-density swords. However, there are cases in which it could reach up to 1.5%, creating really rigid blades.


This blade has a high carbon composition that is strengthened through its forging method. This is the traditional method used in forging katanas in Japanese culture many years ago. The term “Tamahagane” means precious steel and is created from an iron sand composition.


The process for creating these types of katana swords is very time consuming and involves creating the tamahagane in a large clay mold called a tatara. The sword-smith will repeatedly heat and hammer the sword to remove any impurities that may exist within the material. When he or she is finished they will have an exceptionally durable sword with a beautiful blade pattern giving off a nice sheen.


The age of the steel used also plays a role in the durability of the blade. Katanas made with older steel have a higher concentration of oxygen in them which means that during the forging process the oxidized portions of the blade will be easier to stretch which means that the hammering process will be more effective in removing these impurities leaving you with a sturdy and dependable katana sword.


Tamahagane katanas are best for those who have been practicing martial arts for quite some time and have a large amount of disposable income they’re willing to spend on a sword.


If you are looking to find a strong katana to use for cutting then this blade type would be most preferable. Tamahagane katanas are also highly sought by sword collectors as well.