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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.


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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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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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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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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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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Lotus Seed Wakizashi
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Lotus Seed Wakizashi

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: $659.99 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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War Horse Katana
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War Horse Katana

By: Dragon King

The earth trembles and the air thunders as thousands of hoofs strike the ground over the horizon.

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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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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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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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Oni Katana  L6Bainite
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Oni Katana - L6/Bainite

By: Paul Chen - Hanwei

The Oni are mythical creatures from Japanese folklore similar to western demons or trolls.

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Price: $1583.99 USD

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Practical Katana Performance Series
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Practical Katana Performance Series

By: Paul Chen - Hanwei

Our Practical Katanas have always been at the forefront of providing economical yet functional swords to the martial art...

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Practical Plus Katana Performance Series
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Practical Plus Katana Performance Series

By: Paul Chen - Hanwei

The Practical Plus Performance Series Katana provide a very economical cutting sword as well as being very dependable, b...

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Price: $466.99 USD

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Golden Oriole Katana
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Golden Oriole Katana

By: Paul Chen - Hanwei

It has been said that in simplicity lies great beauty, an axiom stunningly validated by the Golden Oriole Katana and Wak...

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Price: $871.99 USD

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Imperial Citadel Katana  Limited Edition
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Imperial Citadel Katana - Limited Edition

By: Citadel

This is the fourth of the Limited Edition katana from Citadel Knives and Swords.

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Price: $2999.99 USD

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