Lightweight titanium alloy double edge sword


Here is a little custom blade, inspired by the Japanese ken double-edged sword. People say it looks kind of like a gladius or viking sword lite.

I call it the "candy ken" because of all the candy-coated colors on the titanium hilt parts.

Thin blade made of Russian BT23 titanium alloy, 23.25" in length, with a hilt of 6.25" for a total length of 29.5" and weighing in at 1 lb, 0.5 oz.

This is a really light, thin, fun little sword!



The picture on the anvil is from selective heating to getting the mark in?

It looks a bid like a broken blade remodelled to a shorter sword.
If that is the case, how did you break it?