Sanmai blade Japanese sword
This high-quality Japanese weapon, rooted in centuries of tradition, boasts a distinctive feature: a sanmai structure that is both beautiful and functional. This sword’s unique combination of high carbon 1095 steel and folded steel, along with the precision of clay tempering and the refinement of hand-polishing, makes it a coveted piece for collectors and martial arts practitioners alike.
The Unique Sanmai Blade Structure
The heart of the Sanmai Katana lies in its blade, structured in the unique sanmai format. This intricate design involves the careful layering of different types of steel. In the case of the Sanmai Katana, the core is made from high carbon 1095 steel, renowned for its superior hardness and excellent edge retention, making it a choice material for the blade's base and cutting edge.
Exceptional Coating Layer: Folded Steel
The protective and decorative outer layer of the Sanmai Katana is comprised of beautifully folded steel. This ancient process involves repeatedly folding the steel to create a multitude of layers. As a result, the grains of the folded steel are clearly visible, creating a breathtaking pattern that makes each Sanmai Katana uniquely exquisite.
Exquisite Blade Hardening: Clay Tempering
One of the most notable features of the Sanmai Katana is the distinctive hamon or temper line. This visually striking feature is created using the traditional method of clay tempering. Before heat treatment, a layer of clay is applied to the blade, thicker on the spine and thinner along the edge. This process results in a hardened edge, and a more flexible spine, culminating in a blade that is not only aesthetically pleasing but also functionally resilient.
Hand-Polished to Perfection
Each Sanmai Katana is given its final aesthetic touch with a thorough hand-polishing. This intensive process enhances the visible features of the blade, especially the grains of the folded steel and the distinctive hamon. It accentuates the beauty inherent in the sword while preserving and showcasing the meticulous detail of its construction.
Average processing time: 0 to 3 working days.
Average delivery time:
- USA & Canada: 7-14 days
- Europe: 7-14 days
- Rest of the World: 12-21 days
Feel free to reach our team if you have any question:
Please note that our katanas are hand forged according to the Japanese tradition and know-how. Depending on the complexity of the model, our blacksmiths may require additional time to forge your Japanese sword.
1090 carbon steel
10.4" | 26cm
1.26" | 3.2cm
10.4" | 26cm
40.9" | 104cm
Solid wood, winding rope
Are katanas legal
It is perfectly legal to own a katana in the United States from the age of 18. Please note that each country has its own laws regarding the legality of owning a Katana. Please check your country's laws for more information.
Are katanas full tang
Yes, all our katanas are full tang, which means that the blade of the sword extends all the way through the handle and is secured with pegs or rivets. This construction provides a strong and balanced sword with good handling and durability.
Are katanas sharp
The katanas are sharpened by default. If you want a blunt katana, do not hesitate to contact our team.
Do you ship worldwide
We take great pride in crafting high-quality katanas and making them available to customers around the world. We offer worldwide shipping, so customers can order a katana from us no matter where they live.
To ensure a smooth delivery, we always recommend that our customers check the import regulations for katanas in their country before placing an order.
Any other question
You can contact us through our contact page! We will be happy to assist you.
How the Sanmai Katana is forged
This iconic Japanese sword is traditionally forged using a meticulous and time-intensive process. The blade is typically made from a combination of iron sands and charcoal that has been smelted in a traditional furnace. The steel is then repeatedly heated, folded, and hammered to remove impurities and create a strong, durable blade with a sharp edge.
The resulting sword is not only a functional weapon, but also a work of art that embodies the rich cultural history of Japan.