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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.


Ocean Citadel Katana  Limited Edition
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Ocean Citadel Katana - Limited Edition

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

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Price: $2699.00 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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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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Practical Pro Katana
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Practical Pro Katana

By: Paul Chen - Hanwei

The Practical Pro Katana is built as an economical cutting sword for heavy targets, with an extended tsuka and a thicker...

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Price: $448.99 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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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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Savior Katana
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Savior Katana

By: Dragon King

The Savior Katana by Dragon King embodies the power of the Kami throughout the entire motif.

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Price: $773.99 USD

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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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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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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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Kaeru Frog Katana
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Kaeru (Frog) Katana

By: Paul Chen - Hanwei

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

Stock: IN STOCK

Price: $1319.99 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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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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Warrior Katana
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Warrior Katana

By: Cold Steel

The Japanese swords of the Emperor Series have proven, since their initial introduction almost five years ago, to be qui...

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Price: $398.99 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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Practical Katana
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Practical Katana

By: Paul Chen - Hanwei

The Practical Katana gives the martial artist the opportunity to own and use a functional sword at the cost of an econom...

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Price: $307.99 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...

Stock: Out Of Stock

Price: $659.99 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...

Stock: Out Of Stock

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.

Stock: Out Of Stock

Price: $439.99 USD

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