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Kris Cutlery Naginata blade - Folded Steel - KRSFNG

Kris Cutlery Naginata blade - Folded Steel

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Overall Length: 24 3/4'' Blade: 12 1/2''

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Folded 1060 and 9250 High Carbon Steel
1 lb 3.2 oz
Moderately Sharp
7 mm - 3.6 mm
30.7 mm

This Naginata blade, crafted by Kris Cutlery, is forged from both 1060 and 9260 high carbon steel. These differing steels were pounded and folded into a single billet by the swordsmith. This is a traditional bladesmithing technique that was done to purify pre-industrial age steel and to mix the differing hardness and tensile properties of two steels into a single blade to create a composite which would have a compromise of good hardness and flexibility that neither steel could possess on its own. It was common for Japanese bladed weapons to possess folded steel.

It is technically redundant method now that smiths have access to mass-produced pure modern steel, but this process does imbue the blade with complex patterning caused by the forge-laminated layers created by folding steel. This gives the blade a pattern similar to flowing water, but frozen into steel form.

The blade comes with a fitted brass habaki, making it ready to be fitted into a shaft of your own choice, though it is a fetching enough item on its own.

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