Cloudhammer can make custom blade profiles and custom mountings of Katana.
However, the process is slow, with custom blades taking 1-2 years. Custom katana mountings will take 2-3 months, and one sword costs about $100 more than a comparable blade/fittings/mount.
Contact John Kang at rva.katana(at)gmail.com for more information
We source most of our fittings from Longquan, and anything you find from sellers like Ryan, Sinosword, HanBon, etc, we can likely acquire.
- Tsuka Samegawa Color
- Tsuka Samegawa Type
- Tsukamaki Type
- Tsukamaki Style
- Tsuba Set
- Seppa Color
- Buffalo Horn
SHARP: the default has a wider profile cutting edge best suited for hard targets like green bamboo. It has good edge retention and will cut through tatami, but not as smoothly as razor sharp.
RAZOR SHARP: a narrower edge profile, it will fly through tatami and soft targets; however, they risk edge damage on poorly-aligned cuts. This means rolls for HRC below 59, chips for HRC above.
DULL: for an iaito/mogito; You can sharpen it later to make it a shinken.
ZERO GRIND: This non-traditional method uses a secondary bevel for the best edge retention against hard targets, and smooth cutting through soft ones. However, it leaves a bright line against the edge.
Tsuka Samegawa Color
You can choose any standard color (white, blue, green, red); custom colors are also available at extra cost and extended production time.
AGED: we can use an artificial aging process to give a white samegawa a worn look to it.
Tsuka Samegawa Type
PANELS: This is the standard, with two samegawa panels glued to each side.
FULL WRAP: Available at additional cost, Full wrap tightens the tsukamaki and helps maintain tsuka core integrity.
SYNETHIC SILK: available in any standard color