SG0090 High Carbon 1065 Kobuse Construction "Cloud" Sword
The 28" blade with 10" tsuka has a wonderfully elegant design with a
cloud theme. The mokko tsuba is black with a gold rim (mimi in Japanese). The fuchi kashira are richly detailed Higo style with gold accents. The tsuka is wrapped in a dark green silk tsukaito. This is an elegant sword built
for performance as well. The saya is a simple black gloss with a matching green sageo. The finish is on this sword is quite vibrant showing the hamon as well as the folds in the skin steel. The blade is constructed in the kobuse style with a high layer count skin steel (3200 layers) wrapped over a lower carbon level core.
Like all swords in this line, the dimensions are fairly similar. Nagasa of around 28". Height at the machi (Motohaba) of
31mm with a motokasane (thickness) of 7.5mm. The blades taper nicely down to about 23mm (sakihaba) and
5mm (sakikasane, or thickness at the line that starts the tip). All blades have about a 5/8" even sori (curvature).
And each sword weighs about 2.25 pounds outside of the saya depending on the fittings and whether the sword has a bo-hi.
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