The Hawk Katana is an upper level martial artist quality katana. It features a 5800 layer 1085/1055 high carbon folded steel blade. The Hawk has been traditionally differential hardened as well but this is where the traditional production stops. This version of the Hawk features a very unique finished blade never seen on a high grade folded katana like this. This proprietary treatment performed by Skyjiro forges blade smith's blacken the steel with an incredible rainbow type effect showing through the Japanese waterstone polished hamon. This treatment is so unique and interesting we immediately contacted the forge to ask how the smith created the effect. Unfortunately it is to remain a sword makers trade secret however the forge has ensured us that this finish is a steel treatment not a paint or top coat and will not wear or scratch during cutting any more than a traditional mirror polished blade. This is a very nice piece for the dojo or collection.
Product Code: 5834
Brand: SkyJiro Forge
Blade Length: 28.4"
Blade Material: 1085/1055 High Carbon Folded Steel
Edge Type: Sharpened
Tsuka Ito/Sageo: Skyjiro Silk
Tsuka Length: 10 1/2"
*Specs may vary slightly from piece to piece.
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Skyjiro Forge Black Hawk Katana Status
Date Changed: 2018-04-18 14:26:27.000 Current Status: Unavailable - Historical Reference Re-Release Date: Unknown - None Planned