Sohei class: Japanese classic style workmanship. Swords for the intermediate level, offered both with a razor sharp edge, or a safe edge with large "Bo-hi" for the Iaido practitioner. These swords are specifically designed for "Tamashigiri training" and target cutting. They are available with or without Bo-hi. The classical shape, geometry and design are for martial artists who want great performance with the authentic blade hardening techniques'.
We recommend this "Sempai Grade" sword series for people who are looking for the "genuine hamon", clean metallurgy, with visible grain in the hada. This class is strong and durable with the perfect blade geometry for cutting small to medium Tatami Omote targets.
There are two different blades in this class presently, first or own recipe, a hand forged then folded .65% carbon steel mix. Differentially hardened with a classic true Japanese clay resist process. They are tempered to be durable and have flexibility. The high-grade sword in this class is our proprietary .75% folded mix. It has the same hardening process, visible hamon and lovely gane in the hada. Both swords have a high grade mirror polish for training, The handles are made to a strict specifications for comfort, classic line, and durability. Sohei class swords are perfect for the higher level student, or instructor who wants to demonstrate clean tamashigiri and serious training technique.
~ Kasane(Thickness): 9/32" (at Habaki)
~ Yaki(Hardness): SkyJiro Forge's Differential Clay Technique (Traditional Japanese Method )
~ Blade Polish: SkyJiro Forge's Hand-Mirror Polish, with Japanese Water Stone
~ Kanagu(Tsuba/Fuchi/Kashira/ Menuki): SkyJiro Forge's Bronze
~ Habaki/Seppas: SkyJiro Forge's Bronze
~ Samé: Genuine Sting Ray Skin
~ Tsuka Ito/Sageo: Man made Japanese Silk
~ Tsuka: Premium Hard Wood Handle
~ 2s Mekugi: Aged Bamboo Wood
~ Saya(Scabbard): Genuine Water Buffalo-Horn Scabbard
~ SkyJiro Forge's" Fully Functional Hand-Made Premium High Carbon Folded Steel Sword with Genuine Japanese Hamon & Razor Sharp Ha (Edge).
" These swords are guaranteed to cut Tatami!"
|Blade Material||Stainless Steel (high carbon)|
|Knife Type||Fixed Blade|