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Short sword Date of Construction: 2005-12

Blade Characteristics
   Steel Type: Damascus
   Composition  :  O1/L6/5160/203E/WI
   Billet #  :  4-Mar
   Number of Layers: ~500
   Pattern: Dolly Parton
   Etch: Medium
   Polish: 600-1200
Dimension (inches)
      Length: 10
      Max Thickness: 0.179
      Min Thickness: 0.067
Handle Characteristics
   Grip Material: Bocote
   Grip Type : Guard & pommel
   Fittings Material: Sterling Silver
   Fasteners: Allen Bolt
Dimension (inches)
      Length: 5
      Max Thickness: 0.823
      Min Thickness: 0.773
      Max Height: 1.456
      Min Height: 1.252
Heat Treatment
   Austenization & Quenching
      Heat Source: Lava Pool
      Temperature (F): 1500
      Quench material: Salt Pot
      Quench temperature (F): 475
      Temperature (F): N/A
      Duration (hrs): 2
      Repetitions: N/A

Full sheath provided

Bizen = Nambam 2 - cast silver habaki & handle throat ring, simple mokume pommel, nickel silver guard with diagonal file pattern, wood sheath. The general shape and slimness reminds me of a friend's Bizen katana, hence the name "Bizen".

Bizen is a NamBam II blade with the sabot system; sheath is wood coated with POR15

n/a  =  not applicable