Choose the Best Steel for Your Sword
Choosing the right steel for your samurai sword is the most important part of the process.
The steel is the heart of the sword. It conditions what you can use your sword for and how much it will withstand different kinds of damage.
Back in feudal Japan, there was only one type of steel available: Tamahagane, the legendary samurai steel used traditionally by Japanese blacksmiths.
Today, however, you have many types of steel to choose from.
Different steels have different properties.
Some are more flexible, Some can hold a very sharp edge for longer, Some have better shock absorption.
That’s why; before you order your new, battle-ready samurai sword, you might want to spend some time considering what steel suits you best.