Shinwa - Arctic Shadow Ninja Sword w/ Black Damascus
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  • This sword is as cool as Arctic ice
  • High carbon steel Damascus blade with 1024 layers
  • Faux ray skin handle with nylon wrapping
  • All metal tsuba and fittings with dragon artwork
  • Black finished habaki
  • Hardwood scabbard with high gloss black finish

Whether you need to remain cloaked amid snow or just appreciate the striking contrast of polar white ito and black Damascus steel, the Arctic Shadow Ninja Sword has you covered!

The design and functional elements of this katana work in harmony. Full tang, battle ready and hand honed sharp, the blade features 1024 powerful layers of folded steel. The black finish allows for easier viewing for the layers.

hand forging samurai sword blades process

About Shinwa:

Shinwa swords are made by hand using traditional methods in the ancient sword-making township of Lonquan. The sword-making history of this town can be traced back to the twentieth year of the Guangxu in the Qing Dynasty ­ exceptional sword making continues there still today. The swordsmiths of Lonquan can apprentice for up to six years before they begin to forge these functional works of art on their own.

Each Shinwa sword is hand forged at temperatures of up to 1,100 °F and continuously heated, folded, hammered and shaped before being oil quenched and then straightened. Damascus steel blades are folded as many as ten times to yield up to 2,056 layers of premium Damascus steel. After quenching the blade is then ground and hand sharpened and polished by the swordsmith on a series of wet stones. Each set of these wet stones contains a finer level of silicate particles, which produces an even sharper edge. In the final stages of this painstaking process, the tsuka is wrapped and tsuba and other fittings are added before a thin coat of oil is added to the blade to prevent corrosion.

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Customer Reviews|Average Rating: 3.25 out of 5

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Slick Reviewed by on Oct 17, 2016   4 out of 5

Full tang, well made. Sharp out of the box and very beautifully crafted. Saya fits tight, the handle is solid, weight feels perfect in my hand. There are some tiny imperfections in the crafting, but it's handmade, I call it personality. Thanks Shinwa and True Swords for a great deal on a nice blade. Already shopping for another!

Reviewed by Mike cryer on May 12, 2015   1 out of 5

Nice looking sword. I decided on this one just because of the blade. Very disapointed when i found out it is only a coating! Wether it is damascus or not you will never know unless you can somehow remove the coating. Still a decent piece, just wished it was described differently. And not very sharp!

Reviewed by Jake Walker on Jan 07, 2015   5 out of 5

I was very happy with this sword. It is very sharp, balanced, and the blade was cooler looking than I was expecting. It will look great in my collection and has some functionality to go with it. All in all, one of the best swords I've purchased.

Reviewed by Canadian Buyer on Dec 09, 2014   3 out of 5

Very nicely balanced. Not too heavy or light. Will enjoy this. Was somewhat disappointed to find out that the sword wasn't sharpened all that much. Was enough to feel a bit, but not for cutting anything.

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