This range of wakizashi begins with the T10 / C105 hamon (more information). These are high-end marus that have undergone heat treatment. Indeed, a mixture of clay is applied to the blade, not very thick at the edge. This is heated to 1472°F before soaking it in water.
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This sudden cooling forms martensite where the thin clay cannot protect the blade. Thus, the edge becomes extremely hard, keeping the rest of the blade softer, in order to absorb the blows always as effectively. These blades can be much better sharpened. The hamon is easily visible, it forms a line at the edge (see the photograph)
Next come the composites. They are constructed to have hard steel at the edge for more power, and soft steel at strategic levels of the blade to make it more flexible. You can see a schematic of kobuse and honsanamai composite. In the diagram, dark blue represents hard steel or 1095 in general, light blue represents medium steel or 1060 the most commonly used, and gray represents soft steel (1045, 1050 ...)
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From where are coming our sabers ?
Our Wakizashi all come from our forges where experienced craftsmen who have dedicated themselves for several decades to the creation of Japanese swords, give free rein to their imagination. We scrupulously check that each of our Wakizashi is forged in the rules of the art. In addition, our high quality Wakizashi are all forged by blacksmiths with at least twenty years of experience.Of course, they are not nihontos (Wakizashi of great masters from Japan) whose prices can reach several tens of thousands. euros. Tsubas are made from molds, and rites to include a soul in Wakizashi are not performed. We offer this kind of Wakizashi (real Shinsakuto) in the "Articles / Nihonto" section. However, we ensure a controlled manufacturing, combining ancient and modern processes, respecting what Wakizashi represents: the materials are detailed on the cards of our swords, and the polishing is certainly carried out by hand, but with stones like it should, and not a grinder ("hand grinder" is a fun but all too common feature of practice Wakizashi).
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