Weapons - japan

These japonská tradiceare made by traditional japanese technology of folding and welding of steel with high carbon content, which is made on wooden coal. Folding is repeated until severeal thousands of layers is achieved. The construction of the blade is almost kobuse-gitae type (the core soft steel is wrapped by hard skin steel). The superior quality of the edge is achieved by traditional japanese manner of tempering, in this process is produced the edge pattern hamon as the border showing the difference in the hardness of steel.

Swords are grinded on whet - stones of different coarsenes and then are polished with several polishing stones. Blades manufactured by this traditional procedure are tested by cutting examination called tameshi - giri on bamboo pole. Hilt nad scabbard are made from magnolia wood, hilt is covered by shark skin or ray skin and is wrapped by ribbon. All parts of the mountings are made by traditional procedures, e.g. inlaying... It must be noticed that all parts of complete mouning of japanese swords are hand made.

List of weapons:


Tanto - global viewglobal view
Catalogue number:
301
Name:
Tanto
Buke-zuruki mounting

blade with Kobuse-gitae cross-section - detail viewdetail view
Catalogue number:
302
Name:
blade with Kobuse-gitae cross-section
detail

Hamon Midare - detail viewdetail view
Catalogue number:
304
Name:
Hamon Midare
detail

Kozuka - detail viewdetail view
Catalogue number:
305
Name:
Kozuka
motive: An old man under waterfalls, brass

Kashira - detail viewdetail view
Catalogue number:
306
Name:
Kashira
motive: Swordsmith Amakuni, brass

Tsuba with plant pattern - global viewglobal view
Catalogue number:
307
Name:
Tsuba with plant pattern
iron, brass, cooper

Tsuba with sumo fighters - global viewglobal view
Catalogue number:
308
Name:
Tsuba with sumo fighters
bronze

Tsuba with motive of wine - global viewglobal view
Catalogue number:
309
Name:
Tsuba with motive of wine
patinated iron

Tsuba of bronze, cooper and silver - global viewglobal view
Catalogue number:
310
Name:
Tsuba of bronze, cooper and silver

Kozuka of cooper - global viewglobal view
Catalogue number:
311
Name:
Kozuka of cooper

Katana - global viewglobal view Katana - Part of katana swordPart of katana sword Katana - part of katana bladepart of katana blade Katana - Cuba of shibuichi (4% Ag)Cuba of shibuichi (4% Ag) Katana - Sword fittingsSword fittings
Catalogue number:
312
Name:
Katana
Length:
787 mm
Weight:
1150 g
Price:
none

TEMPL
replicas of historical arms