Tang Construction

While it is common to find swords which have a rat tail tang (two pieces welded together), a thin tang or even no tang at all, all of our swords at Enlightenment Swords have a thick tang running from the blade to the full length of the handle.

During the forging process for each sword, the tang would be pushed into the handle while it was still hot to ‘meld’ it into the wood, ensuring it would remain firmly fixed in position.

Considering it would have to be thick enough (a thin tang is simply not stong enough), a hole would be punched through the tang and a strengthened bamboo pin would be pressed through to ensure maximum strength.