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Differential Tempered Katana

Clay Tempered Differentially Hardened Katana

The differentially hardened blade was a part of the katana's ability to hold a very sharp edge while maintaining blade flexibility. The sword smith packs the spine of the blade with a special clay during tempering. It acts as an insulation allowing the spine to cool slower then the edge. The result is flexibility in the spine and a hardened edge. This part of the process also creates the sori (curve). The different temperatures while cooling cause the straight blade to naturally bow before reaching the blade finishers who will apply a fine polish, creating a razor sharp edge.


Paper Crane Tamahagane Katana
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Paper Crane Tamahagane Katana

By: Paul Chen - Hanwei

The Paper Crane Tamahagane Katana is without doubt, the greatest achievement in sword making artistry yet available from...

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Tenka Fubu Katana
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Tenka Fubu Katana

By: Dragon King

Dragon King pays homage to the renowned military leader, Oda Nobunaga of the Sengoku period in the Tenka Fubu Katana whi...

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Price: $773.99 USD

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Fletching Katana
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Fletching Katana

By: Dragon King

Until the introduction of firearms, the lethal power of archery revered in Japanese culture holds even to this day.

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Price: $439.99 USD

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Hana Katana
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Hana Katana

By: Dragon King

A simple design may be associated by some as a lack of sophistication but such is not the case with the Hana Katana from...

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Price: $403.99 USD

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Tokugawa Katana
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Tokugawa Katana

By: Paul Chen - Hanwei

One of the great unifiers and legends of feudal Japan, Tokugawa Ieyasu, was a master tactician as well as political stra...

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Shi Katana
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Shi Katana

By: Dragon King

There is no subtle way to describe the lethality of a sword named after death itself.

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Kohaku Katana
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Kohaku Katana

By: Dragon King

Dragon King delivers yet again a simple yet most powerful katana motif in the Kohaku Katana.

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Price: $773.99 USD

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Dragonfly Katana
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Dragonfly Katana

By: Cold Steel

The classic Japanese battle sword in all its incarnations has been celebrated for centuries, not only for its elegant li...

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Price: $607.99 USD

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Orchid Katana
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Orchid Katana

By: Paul Chen - Hanwei

The Orchid Katana is as quick as it is beautiful with a relatively light blade of folded K120C and striking koshirae.

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Price: $1143.99 USD

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Bushido Katana  Folded Series
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Bushido Katana - Folded Series

By: Paul Chen - Hanwei

Bushido, or Way of the Warrior, defines the code of conduct an honorable Samurai must follow and the Hanwei Bushido kata...

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Price: $1143.99 USD

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Mukade Katana
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Mukade Katana

By: Bugei

A limited edition of only 10, the Mukade Katana produced by Ron Chen in his forge in Taiwan.

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Price: $4999.99 USD

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Ogami Itto Katana
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Ogami Itto Katana

By: Dragon King

Dragon King Founder, Frenchie Jian, was inspired as a young man by the Lone Wolf and Cub series which sparked his intere...

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Price: $1055.99 USD

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Oda Nobunaga Katana
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Oda Nobunaga Katana

By: Paul Chen - Hanwei

Of the legends of feudal Japan, the name Oda Nobunaga needs little introduction.

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Price: $839.99 USD

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Lotus Seed Katana
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Lotus Seed Katana

By: Dragon King

A beautiful symbol of the circular journey of enlightenment, the lotus seed starts its life in the muck before growing i...

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Price: $861.99 USD

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Pine Crane Katana
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Pine Crane Katana

By: Dragon King

The artisans of Dragon King offer us another exquisite piece of revered symbolism from Japanese culture with the Pine Cr...

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Price: $967.99 USD

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Pine Crane Wakizashi
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Pine Crane Wakizashi

By: Dragon King

The artisans of Dragon King offer us another exquisite piece of revered symbolism from Japanese culture with the Pine Cr...

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Price: $719.99 USD

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Koi Katana
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Koi Katana

By: Paul Chen - Hanwei

The Koi Katana from Paul Chen has a hand-forged T10 high-carbon steel blade.

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Price: $1134.99 USD

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Tonbo Katana
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Tonbo Katana

By: Paul Chen - Hanwei

The blade of the Tonbo katana is hand-forged and folded from powder steel.

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Price: $1363.99 USD

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Ronin Katana
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Ronin Katana

By: Paul Chen - Hanwei

The Story of the 47 Ronin is one of the most celebrated and influential tales of the Samurai from the Edo period.

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Price: $1319.99 USD

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Uesugi Katana
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Uesugi Katana

By: Paul Chen - Hanwei

Uesugi Kenshin was one of feudal Japans most unique and honorable daimyo of Senkugo period.

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Price: $463.99 USD

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