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THE 4TH. EAST ASIAN GAMES 2005

 
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CHINA
Zhou Zhen Wu



Han Wu Sword


Material:
Medium carbon steel and pure iron.

Composition:
Iron embedded with steel.

Method of forging:
Medium carbon steel and pure steel are forged in the forge and folded method with more than 8.000 layers of carbon steel introduced. This method of forging is basically the same as that employed for the Yun Long sword, while the materials used and number of folds made is less than those of the powerful Yun Long sword. The sword is then hammered into a length and shaped after tempering with water and sharpening manually.

Features:
The sword is a combination of hardness and softness. The shape of the sword is in the style of the Ba Hua bronze sword of the Han Dynasty. For enhancing the intrinsic strength of the sword, steel is employed. The front of the sword is gradually tapered. This style illustrates the prestige of the Han Dynasty. The hardness of the body of the sword is about 45 Rockwell and the hardness of the blade is about 56 Rockwell.

Style of the sword:
This sword is in the original shape of the Jade Han sword. To enhance intrinsic strength, bronze is used.
The copper portion of the sword is made in the ‘lost-wax’ method. The ancient sandalwood scabbard of the sword is constructed in a double-layer structure; the wooden handle is tied with silk strings, which reflect the simplicity and prestige of the Han Dynasty.

EXHIBIT SPECIFICATIONS
Sword style: Han type sword interpretation in Jiagang steel
Blade length:77.5 cm
Blade width at base:3.4 cm
Width at tip:2 cm
Handle length:23.4 cm
Guard width:6 cm
Overall length:103.3 cm
Scabbard:83.5 cm

 
         
 

 

 

 

 

 

JAPAN
Ôno Y
oshimitsu



EXHIBIT SPECIFICATIONS
Blade length (Nagasa):72.4 cm
Blade width at base (Motohaba):3.2 cm
Width at tip (Sakehaba):2.6 cm
Point (Kissaki): 4.5 cm
Blade thickness:6 mm and 5 mm
Maximum Curvature (Sori) : 1.8 cm
Hamon: Juka Choji
Handle length:22.8 cm
Overall length:95.3 cm
Scabbard (Saya):76 cm

 
         
 

 

 

KOREA
Yong Soo Park



EXHIBIT SPECIFICATIONS
Blade length:63.6 cm
Blade width at base:3 cm
Width at tip:2.5 cm
Handle length:28.9 cm
Overall length:94.3 cm
Scabbard:69.1cm

 
         
 

 

  NEW ZEALAND
Richard Van Dijk



EXHIBIT SPECIFICATIONS
Blade length: 70.6 cm
Blade width at base: 3.8 cm
Width at tip: 3.8 cm
Handle length: 25.4 cm
Guard width: 5.4 cm
Overall length: 96.9 cm
Scabbard: 73.2 cm
Steels used:
Blade: 1095 & L6 Damascus

Centre bar is 144 layer bar packed in 4 bars of 40 layers, this was harmonica cut (small pattern, larger pattern)
On both sides of centre bar made of 11 layers, then edge and back 220 layers
Handle: Ebony with silicone bronze fittings the pommel has Damascus inlays 72 layer (1045/L6)
Damascus pommel nut and washer.
Sheath leather and silicone bronze.
 
         
 

 

 

 

CANADA
Jake Powning



EXHIBIT SPECIFICATIONS
Blade length:36.5 cm
Blade width at base:3.3 cm
Width at tip:2.5 cm
Blade thickness:4 mm
Handle length:15.1 cm
Guard width:5.8 cm
Overall length:51.3 cm
Sccabard:40.3 cm

The steel is a pattern I call "flowing water damascus" and it is 50 layers of O1/L6 steels.

 
         
 

 

SWEDEN
Peter Johnsson



EXHIBIT SPECIFICATIONS
Total length: 116,5 cm
Blade length: 86,8 cm
Blade width at base: 7.8 cm
Grip length: 21,5 cm
Weight: 1,5 kilos
Balance point: 8.5 cm from guard
Forward poivot point: At point of the blade
Aft poivot point: 34 cm from guard
Blade node: 50 cm from guard
Grip node: 9 cm from guard

Steel in blade: SIS 2090
Steel in guard and pommel: SIS 1672, heat treated (I will return shortly with exact alloy composition).
Pommel features bronze inserts.
Gripp of with core of maple wood, bound with fine cord and covered with vegetable tanned goat leather.
 

 
         
 

 

 

 

 

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Anthony DiCristofano



EXHIBIT SPECIFICATIONS
Blade length (Nagasa): 72.2 cm
Blade width at base (Motohaba): 3.3 cm
Width at kissaki (Sakehaba):3.1 cm
Blade point (Kissaki):14 cm
Maximum curvature (Sori): 1.5 cm
Hamon:Gunome with Choji Midare
Blade thickness: 7mm(Motokasane) 5mm (Sakekasane)
Handle length:30 cm
Overall length:103 cm
Scabbard (Saya): 77.9cm
Blade is made with forge folded steels and displays a
choji midare with gunome hamon

 
         
 

 

 

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Howard F. Clark



EXHIBIT SPECIFICATIONS
Blade length (Nagasa) : 31.9 cm
Blade shape: Hira-zukuri
Blade width at base (Motohaba):3cm
Width at tip (Sakehaba):2.4cm
Point
Blade thickness: 6mm (Motokasane) 5mm (Sakekasane)
Handle length:12.3 cm
Overall length: 44.2 cm
Scabbard: 36 cm
Copper habaki: by Howard Clark
Mountings: honoki wood protective shira-saya by Keith Larman.
Steel: San mai. The very tight ko-itame hada is produced by 3000 layer skin steel. The center core is 1086, a modern homogenous high carbon steel.

 
         
 

 

  UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Jesus Hernandez



EXHIBIT SPECIFICATIONS
Blade length: 24.7 cm
Blade width at base: 3.2 cm
Width at tip: 2.7 cm
Handle length:11.9 cm made of California Buckeye burl.
Guard width: 3.2 cm made of cable damascus carved to shape
Overall length: 36.4 cm

This pattern-welded blade is made of a combination of three different kinds of steel: 1050 (plain carbon steel with 0.5% carbon content), 1095 (0.95% carbon) and 15N20 (0.75% carbon and 1.5% nickel). The steel was folded to about 100 layers and then carved to create a pattern on the surface of the steel to imitate the looks of the Ayasugi hada of the Gassan school of Japanese sword smiths of which I have been particularly fond. A classic design that crosses the frontiers of the European tradition in the shape and the Japanese aesthetics in the steel.
 
         
     

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