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Short sword Date of Construction: 2005-12

Blade Characteristics
   Steel Type: Damascus
   Composition  :  O1/Nickel
   Billet #  :  5-Nov
   Number of Layers: ~100
   Pattern: Twist
   Etch: Medium
   Polish: 600-1200
Dimension (inches)
      Length: 9.5
      Max Thickness: 0.214
      Min Thickness: 0.07
Handle Characteristics
   Grip Material: Bocote
   Grip Type : Guard & pommel
   Fittings Material: Sterling Silver
   Fasteners: Allen Bolt
Dimension (inches)
      Length: 6
      Max Thickness: 1.131
      Min Thickness: 0.75
      Max Height: 1.425
      Min Height: 1.131
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

Nambam 2 - copper habaki, cast silver pommel & handle throat ring with spiny lobster menuki and bahia grass seed embroidery, nickel silver guard with diagonal file pattern, display stand instead of sheath = "The Star Blade"

As a Nambam II blade with a sabot system, there are lots of parts. The blade itself was the center "plank" cut from a 12" long x 1.5" diameter bar of twisted nickel/1095 steel - hence the presence of the "stars" from which the blade gets it's name

This is just a more detailed picture of the handle.

The customer requested a display stand instead of a sheath -- the stand base is teak with stainless steel supports.

n/a  =  not applicable