Thaitsuki Nihonto specializes in melding blades of excellent quality with distinguished and elevated koshirae hilt fittings and a premium saya scabbard. Where other brands will cut corners on the finer points of fit and finish of koshirae and blade polish, Thaitsuki Nihonto follows through to create an exquisitely well crafted sword which has had the attention of a skilled craftsman hand-finishing each step to ensure an excellent fit and finish throughout. From Thaitsuki you can expect to see blades of well-tempered steel, a superb blade polish, components of higher quality metals, a well-knotted grip wrap, finely lacquered scabbard, high quality samegawa rayskin, and close attention paid to details such as a tight and flush fit between the scabbard opening and its encased koiguchi.
The Dokuji Nami Sanmai Katana from Thaitsuki has been skillfully hand-forged and features a traditional sanmai laminated construction which melds panels of forge-folded high carbon steel together to form a composite blade with an inner core of shock absorbing steel of 35 Hrc for resilience and an exterior of hardened 65 Hrc steel to ensure it has excellent edge retention and resistance to wear. The blade edge and its side panels are formed from folded T8 high carbon steel and this has been melded with a core and spine of folded T10 high carbon steel. After the folding process of its components the blade possesses a total of 1024 individual layers. A closer look at the blade will reveal the ripple-like patterning of the folded steel, as well as a faint line denoting where the hardened edge steel was forge-welded into form. Visible among this is also the wave-like hamon line which was created when the blade was clay tempered in the traditional manner to imbue it with a genuine hamon of hardened steel. The blade was completed with a high level of polish which was painstakingly executed to give it a fine sheen which highlights the beauty of its complex construction and its hamon.
This premium blade is matched with a elevated koshirae mounting to give the sword the fine setting it deserves. The hardwood tsuka grip handle is inlaid with high quality genuine rayskin and tightly overlaid with dark blue tsuka-ito cordage of imported Japanese silk. Fish menuki, hand-crafted in fine silver, lie beneath the tsuka-ito knots. The habaki and seppa components are likewise crafted in fine silver and the distinctive and highly detailed tsuba is of blackened and antiqued brass with detailing picked out in bright brass. The well-carved wooden saya scabbard is coated with carefully applied, multi-layer glossy lacquer which is matched with thematic silver fittings. A dark blue sageo cord of imported Japanese silk is knotted to the scabbard to complete the katana. The sword comes with a green silk sword bag and signed manufacturer’s production certificate
PLEASE NOTE: There may be some minor to moderate cosmetic blemishing present on the scabbard and minor blemishing on the blade. These are handcrafted and hand-finished so minor cosmetic imperfections may be present.