L005  $1500

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Short sword Date of Construction: 2012-01

Blade Characteristics
   Steel Type: Damascus
   Composition  :  1095/Nickel
   Billet #  :  2011-06
   Number of Layers: ~200
   Pattern: Ladder
   Etch: Medium
   Polish: 600-1200
  
Dimension (inches)
      Length: 14.5
      Max Thickness: 0.23
      Min Thickness: 0.125
Handle Characteristics
   Grip Material: Bocote
   Grip Type : Guard & pommel
   Fittings Material: Bronze (93:7)
   Fasteners: Threaded Pommel
  
Dimension (inches)
      Length: 7
      Max Thickness: 0.905
      Min Thickness: 0.731
      Max Height: 1.41
      Min Height: 0.769
Heat Treatment
   Austenization & Quenching
      Heat Source: Lava Pool
      Temperature (F): 1500
      Quench material: Salt Pot
      Quench temperature (F): 475
  
Tempering
      Temperature (F): n/a
      Duration (hrs): n/a
      Repetitions: n/a


Full sheath provided

Comments
Bronze was forged from 1" round bar, wood is book-leafed from the same plank, balance is 1" tip-wise of the guard, san-mai with O1 core and 1095/nickel slabs with a ladder pattern

Guard and steel pattern are better displayed in this closeup
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n/a  =  not applicable