Pavel Bolf
Swords and knives for sale

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in the style of the Kamakura period in uchigatana koshirae

Pavel Bolf Tachi ve stylu Kamakura na prodej

Blade tachi, sugata kamakura tachi, Bizen. Tori sori, yori mune, ko-kissaki. Steel tamahagane/oroshigane. Construction hon san mai. Hada masame, itame. Hamon midare, choji. Metallurgically very interesting blade with a lot of different hataraki. Nijuba, sanjuba, kinsuji, sunagashi, ara nie, ko nie, midare utsuri, mizukage. Such a richness of metallurgy is not common in currently produced swords and is more typical of quality blades of the Koto period. Polishing in the traditional sashikomi style. A short decorative groove is engraved on the ura side of the blade. Nagasa 78,5 cm.

Koshirae Uchi gatana Tensho. Tsuka covered with stingray skin all around. Braided handle leather. Menuki dragons. Katsushi tsuba made of folded low-carbon steel. The Katsushi style was produced by armourers in c.14th century and are characterized by an enlarged nailed edge. The tsuba is a copy of the original. Habaki copper, two-piece. The saya on the ura side has a pocket for a kogatana knife. Black glossy lacquer is used on the saya. The kurigata are embedded with high quality sitodome, in silver smoke patina.

The sword is representative of warrior swords. Blades produced in the Kamakura period are often considered the pinnacle of Japanese swordsmanship. Sets produced in the 14th century are again the pinnacle of functionality. It is devoid of ostentatious decoration. This applies to both blade and set. The shape, hardening, balance, and details of the set are tailored for functionality and purpose. Although it is possible to make a much more ornate sword, this design represents for me the pinnacle of my production. I consider the blade of this sword to be exceptional in some respects. Especially for its extraordinary metallurgical variety.

Price 140 000 Kč

Pavel Bolf O-soraku zukuri tanto na prodej

Knife - tanto inspiration

The knife is a variation of the Japanese tanto dagger in the style of Japanese working knives.
It can be made with hemp rope wrap, black synthetic rope or with wooden blades.
The sheath can be in wood or leather.

Modern steel, homogeneous, grade 19 191, partially hardened to hamon.  Blade length approx. 20 cm. Hamon saka choji.
Handle wrapped with hemp rope. Wooden sheath.

Price of similar knife 8000 Kč

Kaiken tanto

The blade hira zukuri, uchi zori yoroi doshi is a successful attempt to reproduce the style of Bizen Nagamitsu (Bizen Osafune school) swordsmith. Typical of this swordsmith's tanto is the gunome, or saka gunome hamon with a pronounced utsuri. This has been achieved with this blade. (On the fourth try :-) ) The steel used is a mix of tamahagane and oroshigane. Itame mokume hada, in the lower band at the hamon masame line. At the hamon line, the amount of kinsuji.
Koshirae kaiken, simple, lacquered. Walnut wood used for the set. Parts made of black water buffalo horn. Menuki Peonies. Polished in classic sashikomi style.

Price 40 000 Kč

Pavel Bolf Hira zukuri tanto for sale

Hira zukuri tanto

Tanto, blade Hira zukuri, naga 24,5 cm. Steel oroshigane/tamahagane mix 4:1. O-hada, mokume. Hamon choji, distinctive kaeri. Hada, the texture of the folding is distinctive, coarser. Particles of nie and chikei are present.
A set of aikuchi dashi zame, on the handle wrapped in quality stingray leather with beautiful oyatsubu (large center stones). Menuki with poppies motif. Water buffalo horn parts. Sageo of purple color, in kurigata sitodome of gold color. Mekugi pin in horn.
Polishing is student work and not included in the price.

Price 30 000 Kč

Tamahagane, kera 13,3 kg

Traditionally reduced steel in the tatara furnace. Satetsu material of high chemical purity. Kera is made entirely of high carbon steel (after surface cleaning). The surface of the peel is cleaned of slag. For the production of one katana blade, about 5kg of steel is needed. See the link for the manufacturing process.

Price 13 000 Kč