Teikoku (Empire) Tachi - 1095 Clay Tempered

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Guardians Vault Australia

Teikoku (Empire)

Samurai Tachi

 The Tachi unlike that of the later katana, was mounted/worn with the cutting-edge facing down and hung from the Sarashi (belt) . Its cutting blade longer and with a much greater Sori curvature than its younger brother (the Katana) as the bushi class generally fought more consistently on horseback pre 1600.

Our GVA Teikoku Tachi is handforged of hard 1095 Carbon steel and is beautifully polished with a custom clay tempered hammon to expose its edge and stunning sori curve.

Suitable for the hands of a professional only, in martial arts demonstrations and for the walls / sword cabinets/racks of collectors.

An intimidating sight, our GVA Teikoku Tachi measures in at 115cm from Tsuba end to blade tip.
Outstanding attention to detail , authentic ray-skin (Black) with Red cotton hybrib ito wrap along an extended 30cm tsuka (handle).

Its 1095 Carbon steel blade features no bo-hi ( lightening groove) with a stunning true clay tempered hammon for edge retention / aesthetics & full-tang construction , our Teikoku Tachi is not just made for show.

 The Sayafeatured is that of the dragon and serpent pattern, with a red cotton mounting sageo to match the ito on the tsuka.

The blade is live/sharp and is highly polished using multiple grade stones and truly a striking piece.

An incredible looking Tachi designed by Guardians Vault Australia with imperial style and a functional blade that has its roots well set in history. 

Our GVA Teikoku Tachi is custom forged and awaiting its new Daimyo!!



 Overall Length:     115cm
 Blade   Length:      85 cm

 Handle Length:      30 cm 

 Blade: AISI 1095 Carbon Steel / Clay tempered Master Hammon / Full-Tang construction

 Saya :  High quality Dragon & Serpent painted wooden Saya, Red cotton sageo

 Handle : Genuine ray skin / Hardwood / Red cotton Ito


Warning: These swords are illegal/restricted in some states/areas, if u are unsure please contact your local authorities to confirm legalities. By purchasing this item you confirm that you understand and have conformed to all laws within your state/territory. We will not be held responsible or liable for any reason of non-compliance.


Our katana are on pre-order basis - which means forged to order per client and are not stocked due to customisation requests being so varied.

Please understand your blade will take time to be forged. Thankyou for your support, patience & understanding.