CLAY TEMPERED BLADES

Clay tempering is an art form as well as a science. Clay tempering is called just that because the smith will use “clay” e.g. mud, to insulate the blades spine. Like a plastic sleeve around a wire. Where the clay is the plastic and the blade is the wire. Though it is just the spine of the sword that is coated in the clay. The edge is left exposed.

Once the clay is applied the blade is heated in the furnace. When it gets to its optimum temperature it will be glowing red. It is then plunged into a cool pool of quenching liquid (water, or oil). There is a rapid cooling of the blade. Due to the clay insulation the spine cools slightly slower than the edge which is exposed, when the blade cooling to be a same low temperature at the same time after the heating by high temperature, that is why the blade has a radian, and there is a clay temper wave line. The differential tempering is now created, hard and flexible,and form a unique natural temper line known as hamon. It is revered, studied and admired for its beauty.

These two things combined, hardness and flexibility, make for a great sword,include: KatanaWakizashiTantosNodachis swords.

Clay tempered Katanas are said to be more resistant and durable. Clay treatment has to be operated by professional to be efficient. Browse the wide range of clay tempered swords at Swords of X-swords today.


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Japanese Aikuchi Tanto Sword Handmade High-performance Pattern Steel Real Hamon With Gray Scabbard

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$469.00

This fully functional japanese tanto sword is made of highest grade pattern steel. The blade is clay tempered to produce a real hamon line , and heat-treated, and oil quenched to achieve optimal levels of durability and manual 18-pass grinding pure sharpness, clay tempered with a polished mirror-like surface. It is a very strong sword made with tra..

Japanese Aikuchi Tanto Sword High-performance Hand Forged Pattern Steel Clay Tempered Real Hamon

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$469.00

This fully functional japanese tanto sword is made of highest grade pattern steel. The blade is clay tempered to produce a real hamon line , and heat-treated, and oil quenched to achieve optimal levels of durability and manual 18-pass grinding pure sharpness, clay tempered with a polished mirror-like surface. It is a very strong sword made with tra..

Japanese Katana And Wakizashi Handmade T10 Carbon Steel Real Hamon Dragon Theme Tsuba Samurai Sword

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$639.00

This Martial Arts Katana offers great quality at a reasonable price. Featuring our hand forged and polished T10 steel blade, clay tempered with a polished mirror-like surface. Designed for optimal balance and handling. Handmade 18-pass grinding pure sharpness, mirror grinding process. The blade is repeatedly heat treated and hand forged to remove i..

Japanese Katana Hand Forged Clay Tempered Pattern Steel Full Tang Samurai Swords With Dragon Style Tsuka

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$302.00

This sword is made of pattern high carbon steel. The blade is clay tempered with a polished mirror-like surface. It is a very strong sword made with traditional methods, for multiple applications. The blade is repeatedly heat treated and hand forged to remove impurities. The clay temper process combines the characters of toughness and flexibility a..

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Japanese Katana Hand Forged High Performance Manganese Steel Red Blade Real Samurai Swords

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$156.00 $186.00

This is a well-made spring steel Katana, expertly hand forged by seasoned sword-smiths using proven, centuries-old techniques. After the sharpening work, the blade is specially treated to show the unique and beautiful color. There are different colors: red. It comes with a natural red hard wood saya with buffalo horn, iron fittings, and genuine sam..

Japanese Katana Hand Forged T10 Carbon Steel Clay Tempered With Real Hamon Samurai Sword

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$629.00

This battle ready japanese katana sword work of art is made with T10 carbon steel and has high performance hardness and flexibility, stunning workmanship and attention to detail. The blade is top-grade steel enhanced by proven differential hardening process, extremely sharp hand honed edge. This is not your ordinary sword. It is a solid sword with ..

Japanese Katana Hand Forged T10 Steel Clay Tempered Real Hamon Full Tang Real Samurai Swords

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$196.00

This Japanese Katana sword offers great quality at a reasonable price, clay tempered with a polished mirror-like surface. Featuring our hand forged and polished T10 carbon steel blade, designed for optimal balance and handling. A perfectly balanced katana, we have redesigned this weapon from the ground up to offer more durability and functionality ..

Japanese katana Hand Forged T10 Steel Clay Tempered Real Samurai Sword With Blue Flash Scabbard

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$198.00

This Martial Arts Katana offers great quality at a reasonable price. Featuring our hand forged and polished T10 steel blade, clay tempered with a polished mirror-like surface. Designed for optimal balance and handling. Handmade 18-pass grinding pure sharpness, mirror grinding process. The blade is repeatedly heat treated and hand forged to remove i..

Japanese Katana Handmade Full Tang Blade T10 Carbon Steel Real Hamon Samurai Sword With Red Scabbard

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$669.00

This Martial Arts Katana offers great quality at a reasonable price. Featuring our hand forged and polished T10 steel blade, clay tempered with a polished mirror-like surface. Designed for optimal balance and handling. Handmade 18-pass grinding pure sharpness, mirror grinding process. The blade is repeatedly heat treated and hand forged to remove i..

Japanese Katana Handmade Full Tang T10 Carbon Steel Blade Real Hamon Samurai Sword With Red Scabbard

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$669.00

This Martial Arts Katana offers great quality at a reasonable price. Featuring our hand forged and polished T10 steel blade, clay tempered with a polished mirror-like surface. Designed for optimal balance and handling. Handmade 18-pass grinding pure sharpness, mirror grinding process. The blade is repeatedly heat treated and hand forged to remove i..

Japanese Katana Handmade Full Tang T10 Steel Blade Real Hamon Real With Green Rayskin Saya

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$599.00

This battle ready japanese katana sword work of art is made with T10 carbon steel and has high performance hardness and flexibility, stunning workmanship and attention to detail. The blade is top-grade steel enhanced by proven differential hardening process, extremely sharp hand honed edge. This is not your ordinary sword. It is a solid sword with ..

Japanese Katana Handmade High-performance T10 Carbon Steel Clay Tempered Real Hamon Samurai Sword

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$369.00

This fully functional japanese katana sword is made of T10 high carbon steel. The blade is clay tempered to produce a real hamon line , and heat-treated, and oil quenched to achieve optimal levels of durability and manual 18-pass grinding pure sharpness, clay tempered with a polished mirror-like surface. It is a very strong sword made with traditio..

Japanese Katana Handmade High-performance T10 Steel Clay Tempered Real Hamon Hand Sharpening Samurai Swords

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$246.00

This samurai katana sword boasts a T10 high carbon steel blade thats unrivaled in sharpness and strength. Stunning carbon steel blade, full-tang battle ready japanese katana samurai sword. This sword is made of T10 high carbon steel, manual 18-pass grinding pure sharpness, clay tempered with a polished mirror-like surface. It is a very strong sword..

Japanese Katana Handmade High-performance T10 Steel Clay Tempered Real Hamon Samurai Sword With Rayskin Saya

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$196.00

This katana is exquisitely forged by hand by experienced swordsmen using time-tested ancient craftsmanship and clay tempered. The clay temper process combines the characters of toughness and flexibility and results in a genuine hamon (temper line). The blade is made of T10 steel and then heat-treated, tempered, and oil quenched to achieve optimal l..

Japanese Katana Handmade Kobuse Steel Full Tang Sharpening Real Samurai Swords With Red Scabbard

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$1,200.00

This Japanese Katana sword offers great quality at a reasonable price, clay tempered with a polished mirror-like surface. The blade is repeatedly heat treated and hand forged to remove impurities. Featuring our hand forged and polished Kobuse carbon steel blade, designed for optimal balance and handling. A perfectly balanced katana, we have redesig..

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