Thaitsuki Nihonto Forging ProcessThaitsuki Nihonto Forging ProcessThaitsuki Nihonto Japanese Samurai Swords

About Thaitsuki Nihonto Swords

THAITSUKI NIHONTO SWORDS:
The Thaitsuki Japanese Samurai Katana Series keep true to the samurai code, "To strive for perfection". All Katanas produced by the family run Thaitsuki Forge are all handmade with the highest standards and attention to detail. All of Thaitsuki's sword craftsmen and artisans have served for years in apprenticeship under the master sword smith, Mr. Sivarat. Each katana is made following the same traditional methods that the family run Thaitsuki Forge has been using for over 200 Years.

From the perfectly wrapped Ito, to the handmade Kashira, Menuki, Tsuba and Fuchi, each piece is made from skilled craftsmen that specialize and take pride in their art. The Habaki, Menuki, Fuchi and Kashira are handmade from quality silver. The Tsuka is skilkefuly wrapped with only the leather or silk and only genuine Ray skin is used. The Saya is crafted from hard wood then carefully lacquered and the Koiguchi is made from genuine black horn.

Each Japanese Katana comes with it's own individual serial number and certificate from Thaitsuki Nihonto so you can trace it back to when and by whom it was made. Each katana is handmade and the fittings are handcrafted so no katana will be ever be exactly alike. Each katana is it's own, one of a kind, work of art..

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HISTORY:
Thaitsuki Nihonto is owned and run by the Sivarat family who has been making Japanese Katanas for over 200 Years. The methods and secrets of sword making was taught to the Sivarat family by Yamada Nagamasa, the commanding officer of 500 volunteer Samurai warriors stationed in Thailand. The Sivarat family was one of the few that where chosen to forge Japanese Katanas for the Samurai warriors. For the past 200 Years they have continued perfecting their skills of forging Japanese swords for private collectors and martial artists though out Japan and South East Asia.

In 2001 the Sivarat family started Thaitsuki Nihonto to offer Japanese Katana swords to martial artists all over the world, keeping with them the same traditions they have used for over 200 years. All swords from Thaitsuki are handmade by skilled sword craftsmen and artisans.

Each katana is crafted in the same way the traditional Japanese swords have been made throughout the history of Japan. From the perfectly wrapped grip that is braided by skilled specialist, to the hand made Tsuba and Koshirae; to the Saya which is custom fitted for each blade; to the perfectly balanced, High carbon steel blade - all this will give you the feeling of holding an authentic Japanese sword. Thaitsuki is convinced that all Iaido practitioners - from expert to intermediate to beginner - will be very satisfied with one of our carefully crafted sword.

The Sivarat family says "Our family history has great sword making reputation and we will not compromise that reputation."

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Thaitsuki Nihonto Forging Process FORGING:
Thaitsuki Nihonto has perfected the forging of Japanese swords over the past 200 Years by using the Yamato (Hyoshigi) forging method. By using only the finest high carbon steel from Japan they are able to forge extremely strong and flexible blades.

The blade is first forged by heating, then hammering soft iron and steel into one piece. The blade is then hammered until the firm shape of the sword is achieved. The blade is then placed in the fire, under temperatures of 750 to 1000 degrees Celsius, then soaked in water (not oil). During this process the blade is naturally hardened and given the strength and flexibility it needs to support the forces of cutting and practicing.

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Thaitsuki Nihonto Japanese Samurai Swords MATERIALS & CRAFTMANSHIP:
Thaitsuki Nihonto Japanese swords are handmade with the highest standards in craftsmanship, quality fittings and traditional materials. Each saya is carved and fitted by hand as it has been done for hundreds of years. The fuchi (collar), menuki (ornaments), Kashira (butt cap) and habaki (blade collar) are made from silver and copper, with an antiqued finish due to the oxidation. The tsuka ito (braided) is made from Japanese silk, leather or cotton (depending on model). The tsuka (handle) features real genuine same' (ray skin). The tsuba is made from 100% brass. The saya (scabbard) is made from 100% black wood. The tang is full and funagata styled. The blade is forged from 2 types of high carbon steel, imported from Japan to Thailand, then shaped into a Shinogi Zukuri style blade giving it strong durability and flexibility.
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