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TAKEMOTO

2000

After 30 years of sword training, Takemoto felt that he could not find a sword to suit himself, so he left Taiwan and went to China for wordsmith career.

2004

With his dedication and hard work, Takemoto finally forged a samurai sword with his desired hamon.  Takemoto wasnt satisfied with his success.  He felt that there was still improvement to be made, therefore, he went to Japan for further learning.

2005

With Takemoto's dedication, the first Chinese tamahagane was made.  The first True Sword was presented.  Beside Japan, Takemoto became the first person using tahamagane to forge blades internationally.

2006

Takemoto exhibit in Altanta show, GA, USA.  Americans were surprised to see the quality and the hardness of the swords and knives.  His dedication and skills had been noticed by international market.

Characters of Tamahagane
  • The edge does not feel extremely sharp when touched with fingers, however the sword can slice paper easily.
  • The Crystals at the edge of blade have reached measurement of nanometers and formed into millions of standing cylinders.  This is why the edge doesn't feel sharp when touched, but remains extremely sharp when used properly.
  • After more than 10,000 times of continuously chopping off ropes that are 1 inch in diameter, the swords still can slice through paper easily.
  • Hardness and Dimensional Tolerance:  Traditionaly folded steel only contains abut 1.6% of carbon after the folding process and yet after yaki-ire ( Heat Treatment ), the blade can reach to an incredible RHC 65.  If you lay the blade on a metal bar and press don carefully, you will only see it bent without being cracked or broken.

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