Cheness Kaze - 9260 Differentially Hardened Spring Steel Wakizashi - Kaze-W
Cheness Kaze - 9260 Differentially Hardened Spring Steel Wakizashi
This is the companion sword for our Kaze katana. Material and design made to be a matching set with our version of the Kaze Katana... Sharpened functional cutter. It features a 6.5" tsuka and uses double mekugi.
Key feature of this particular wakizashi is the differentially clay hardened blade with the visible natural hamon as is on our Kaze Katana. As is with our latest version of the Kaze, this sword uses a double mekugi with one being bamboo, and the other being copper.
The Kaze (Wind) is the result of many popular requests for a clay tempered (hardened) blade using our 9260 Silicon Alloy Spring Steel. The blade body of the Kaze is a hand clayed and differentially heat treated 9260 silicon carbon spring steel. It is finished with a replica of an antique blackened cast steel tsuba submitted to us. This steel is stronger than our Kanbai katana, but does not have the same resiliency of the through hardened 9260. The gain from the clay hardening is that the blade has a smooth and elegant natural hamon (9260 does not generate the same hamon as the Kanbai katana).
The tsuba on the Kaze is a cast steel construction. The design are based on an antique tsuba submitted to us. Tsuka (Grip) and nakago (Tang) - Real same skin (Ray Skin) panel wrap over wood then wrapped in brown (updated) cotton cord. Double wooden mekugi (Retaining Pin).
The beautiful natural hamon on the differentially hardened 9260 Spring Steel blade allows for it to be further brought out by etching or polishing the steel. This sword is made as a means to make our 9260 DH available in a near-bareblade format. Allowing for customizing, projects, and experiments.