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This is a full size replica of the Japanese sword made from 5 different types of wood. Walnut and maple for the blade cut in a wavy pattern give it that differential hardening look (hamon). The blade is also tapered and curved.
The collar is hard maple and the guard is made from plywood that I made from three layers of spalted maple veneer. The veneer came from a tree that was cut down beside my house a few years ago.
The handle is cherry with walnut inlays, accent stripes and end cap. The diamond shape of the inlay is meant to replicate the wrapping technique on the real sword.
I finished the sword with several coats of a tung oil blend and will be making an interesting display case for it in an upcoming video.
Overall length – 40″
Blade – 27″
Handle – 11-1/2″
Blade width base and tip – 1-1/4″ – 1″
Blade curvature – 5/8″ over the length
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