|In your basket: 0 pcs in total 0 €|
Butt end (Kashira) and grip ferrule (fuchi) are made of iron, covered with simple, but elegant, high-gloss black lacquer. Also iron is the tsuba, which is not cast, but made by hand. It shows a Japanese temple with Cherry blossom (Sakura no Hana) in the foreground. Ornamental rate (Menuki) with silver plated bronze offer a nice contrast to the dark winding handle (Tsuka-Maki) and underline the graceful picture. To the Yushu Wakizashi by Citadel belongs next to a production certificate, a quality sword bag and a padded Cordura bag for transport.
The name Yushu (perfection) carries this sword correctly. The many intricate details make it a work of art of the highest class.
The razor sharp blade is made of 1075 carbon steel. Using the clay hardening method, the blade is hardened to approximately 60 HRC at the cutting edge and approximately 40 HRC hardened at the back of the blade. Through the skills of the polisher the masterful work of the blacksmith comes fully to bear. A mirror-polished surface, as well as a clearly recognizable temper line (hamon) are the result.
Each product is one and only and make by hand of masters. The Citadel have purpose to make all not only effective but beautiful and harmonious as well. History of Citadel.
In the case of hand-forged blade our blacksmith takes the already rolled spring steel and forges it with hand on the anvil or under the monkey (drop hammer). By forging becomes the steel more compacted (denser). Industrially rolled spring steel blades are made by cutting steel plate into strips under drop shears. Then they are ground or milled/grooved and without further forging directly put into the annealing furnace and hardened in oil bath. The qualities of both kinds of blades do not differ from each other much since the industrial rolling is already very good. On forged blades usually have forge traces, which give them an authentic and unique look.