WWII Japanese Army officer shin 98 type knife Sword

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  • Item Category: Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Oct 16, 2009
  • Channel: Auction House
WWII Japanese Army officer shin 98 type knife Sword

Shipping cost: (by EMS) US $70 Shipping insurance: US $
Overall Length; 98 cm Blade length 71 cm Payments : We Accept Paypal
  Blade Blade: Full handmade Blade. Folded again and again during forging. Vivid undulating grain on the blade. Heat tempered. A long Hi on each side of blade. As the picturess showed, in good condition.
Edge: Sharp
Tang: Full tang with 1 Mekugi (peg)
Real handmade swords have a wood grain like pattern in the outer skin called the jihada. It comes from laminating many layers of steel to make the blade flexible. The blades are made by starting with a piece of hard steel to serve as the foundation of the sword. The skin or is made of hundreds of layers of softer steel that serve as a way to make the sword more flexible and resistant to breaking. Next the sword is covered in a ceramic like clay with just the cutting portion of the blade exposed and heated and tempered. This results in a very hard cutting edge on a flexible yet hard blade. Then the blade is adorned with artwork like the tsuba and handle and scabbard.
1>Do not attempt to sharpen the blade. The use of sharpening stones or (heaven forbid) a grinding wheel can cause the total destruction of the sword from a collectors

About Japanese Samurai knife sword :
THE SAMURAI knife SWORD has long been considered the symbol of the spirit of old Japan. It has been said to be the embodiment of the samurai's code, the expression of his steel discipline, unswerving devotion, and peerless skill. It is, in addition, one of the most outstanding examples of Japan's tradition of highly skilled craftsmanship. The product of the tireless efforts of ditary artisans, whose sole purpose in life was the achievement of perfection in their craft, the samurai sword is indeed a beautiful work of art as well as a formidable weapon. In the opinion of informed critics, both the workmanship and quality of the Japanese sword far surpass that of the Western Damascus and Toledo blades of folklore fame. Surprisingly, t are a greater number of these swords in America today than t are in Japan.

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