Tamahagane Katana For Sale

The Tamahagane (玉鋼?) is a type of Japanese steel. Loosely translated as “jewel steel”. It is mainly used to make Samurai swords, such as the katana. The steel is made from black sand.The most useful process is the folding, where the metals are forge welded, folded, and welded again, as many as 16 times. The [...]

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Tamahagane is the best quality steel obtained using Japanese traditional techniques. The word tama translates as round, precious, the word hagane means steel. A good quality tamahagane can cost 50 times more than the ordinary steel. This steel is used to make Japanese swords, knives, and other kinds of tools. The tamahagane is obtained out [...]

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