Since we offer a very wide range of options to choose from, we would advise you to print our options catalog in order to make it more easy for you to configure the katana exactely as you want it to be.
The forge will need around 12-15 weeks to finish your custom katana.
An advanced payment of 50% will be charged once the forge start to work on your katana, the balance will be taken when your katana is inspected by us and is ready to be shipped out
There is a lot to find on the web on different kind of steels and which steel is superior. To make a long story short, If the smiths in Ancient japan would had have got the same sources of steel as we have them now they would have never bothered with the whole folding process.
So T10 steel, 1095, 1070, 9062,etc..it really doesn't make that much difference at the end. As longs as the steel got a good heat threatment it will be a good one..
We're using T10 steel for our mono steel blades and yes, the quality is good ;)
As said above, the smiths in ancient Japan had to fold their steel because of the poor quality of it in that time. Not because they could create a superior blade by folding it a couple of times.
Will a folded blade perform better than a monosteel blade ? Nope...
So why should I go with a folded blade than ? Mixing different kind of steels (with different grades of carbon content) into 1 billet and folding the billet as much as necessary is the traditional way of making a katana and it will create a very strong & visible activity in the structure of the steel which is known as hada. It's not superior but you will have a blade that is made more in a traditional / old fashioned way...
There are a couple of reasons we are offering this :
Anyway enough reasons for us to give you this option :)
The hamon is the visual effect created on the blade by the hardening process. Blades made in this manner are known as differentially hardened blades , where the ha (edge) is harder than the mune (back of the sword).
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