Shinwa Unbroken Night Handmade Katana / Samurai Sword - Hand Forged Black Damascus Steel - Razor Sharp, Full Tang - Fully Functional, Battle Ready, Ninja Sleek - Faux Ray Skin
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  • Nothing's darker than the night - beautiful yet formidable, vibrant yet dark, the Unbroken Night Katana is spectacular fusion of breathtaking contrasts
  • Full tang 28 3/4" black Damascus steel blade, hand forged by Shinwa's master swordsmiths using proven, centuries-old technique; more than 1,000 distinct layers
  • Innovative, exclusive process puts “black” in “black Damascus” – result is blade with brooding dark beauty without equal
  • Tsuka wrapped in faux ray skin, classic black ito; offset by brilliant brass dragon menuki; traditional wooden mekugi
  • Flawlessly cast tsuba features breathtaking pattern, form and detail
  • Overall length: 40 1/4" - tall, dark and handsome; the quintessential full-sized samurai sword

The “night” endures…always dark, never “broken”
Shadowy and mysterious, yet clearly capable, Shinwa’s “Unbroken Night” Katana embodies the night itself – veiled in darkness, loaded with hidden danger, cryptic and downright frightening. And despite its grim hues, the Unbroken Night is nothing if not vibrant and alluring; it’s teeming with distinctive appointments and captivating accents – a true masterwork of contemporary sword design. But behind this stylishly unsettling façade lurks a downright frightening beast – a formidable tanto blade hand forged from black Damascus steel.

Open your mind to dark-yet-thrilling new bladecraft possibilities
More than “muscle,” the capable full tang blade is the veritable “dark soul” of the Unbroken Night, and no less than hand forged bladecraft at its height. It slices effortlessly through even the most challenging materials, retaining its fine edge through even the most brutal trials. Breathtaking, downright bewitching and truly unique, the blade’s beauty is every bit as keen as the carefully honed, razor sharp edge. It pierces the depths of your imagination - opening it to wondrous new metallurgical possibilities, while slashing apart all your preconceived notions of what makes Damascus steel, “Damascus steel.”

Shinwa looks to the past, yet "forges" ahead with its own modern innovations
The Unbroken Night’s distinctive black Damascus steel is a tumultuous sea of contrasting lines, waves, swirls and other mesmerizing patterns, all cloaked in a shadowy dark hue. Each line is a distinct variety of steel, hammer welded and hand folded repeatedly to yield the thousands of layers in each Unbroken Night blade. The unique metalsmithing technique’s roots stretch back to the Middle Ages, and today it’s still painstakingly performed by seasoned hands – no automation, no mechanization. To make each Unbroken Night blade, a Shinwa master swordsmith fires a stack of steel blanks - each piece a different alloy - in a white-hot forge until the metal glows red hot. He then removes the stack and hammers it until it’s around half as thick as the original. Then he folds the metal onto itself lengthwise and hammers each half together. The process is meticulously repeated – hundreds of times in some cases – until the desired layering effect is achieved, at which point a final quenching strengthens the resulting blade, while an acid treatment highlights vivid contrasts in the layers. And the slow, laborious process itself it just the beginning!

Unique allure only a seasoned swordsmith could produce
In order to achieve sufficiently dramatic contrasts, Shinwa’s master smiths must expertly select an appropriate combination of steel alloys of varying color, luminescence and other visual qualities. For the sake of strength, resilience and countless additional blade factors, the smiths must also must consider each alloy’s distinct melting point, proper stacking order, forge temperature and myriad other variables. Simply put, an unbelievable quantity of blood, sweat and tears goes into every Unbroken Night blade.

Experience Damascus steel…after dark
As if that weren’t enough, Shinwa adds its own innovative modern twist to the Unbroken Night blade - an exclusive, closely guarded secret process that imparts that sinister dark veil; putting the “black” in black Damascus, so to speak. Rich amber lines swirl over a deep black void like trails of blood flowing down a blackwater river. It's Damascus steel...after dark. And of all the world’s swords, Shinwa’s Unbroken Night is one of a relative few to feature it. Furthermore, like a steel snowflake or fingerprint, the patterning on no two Unbroken Night blades are exactly alike.

A dark sword that shines brighter than the rest
Even the most sumptuously adorned “carbon steel” examples can’t match the shadowy allure of Shinwa’s Unbroken Night Katana. Like a seaside lighthouse in photonegative, the deep, dark Unbroken Night is a brilliant shining beacon of originality and inventiveness in a sea of ordinary, uninspired swords. And many have answered the call, as the Unbroken Night commands a substantial following of devoted fans. This should come as no surprise - the Unbroken Night has proven itself time and again, and it holds its own against far more expensive katana, outperforming many. But the old cliché is true - "action" does indeed "speak louder than words," and at this unbeatable, downright unheard-of price, why deny yourself the opportunity to experience the ever-impressive Unbroken Night Katana for yourself? No matter how you use it, with proper care you can enjoy the Unbroken Night for a lifetime, then pass the set down to your children, grandchildren or great-grandchildren! This heirloom-quality katana is built to be treasured by generations of your descendants - your legacy preserved in hand forged black Damascus steel!

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Customer Reviews|Average Rating: 4.08 out of 5

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perfect Reviewed by Michael Greer on Oct 15, 2016   5 out of 5

I bought this as a present for a friend and not only did it ship quickly but the sword iteself is absolutely beautiful! As a first time buyer from this site i am more than impressed i shall definitely buy again.

Epic Reviewed by on Dec 18, 2015   5 out of 5

I would recemend thid as a gift ro anything good tang the blade looks epic and also good quality

TrueSwords Reviewed by on Oct 18, 2015   5 out of 5

It was a true sword and can say its everything they say.

Interested. Reviewed by on Sep 16, 2015   5 out of 5

If this Id a truly hand crafted katana and wet stone sharpened if done properly as the 1 star rater mentioned it should cut bushes in fact if it's folded cooled and sharpened well enough it should cut an average bamboo mat with clear clean cuts unless the metal is weak or the forging improper which is truly disappointing I own many hand crafted true katana and I would have added this to my collections if any one should reply and submit a message of this sword being more reliable I'd like to know why you believe it is as such I practice kenjutsu and batto is this sword fast to draw well balanced strong and edged as a katana should be or is it as Benjamin had mentioned. Watashi wa Anaya no henji o matte arigato.

Great sword Reviewed by on Sep 03, 2015   5 out of 5

This is my first time buying from TrueSwords and I'll most likely buy again the sword is amazing, sturdy and well built, really beautiful. The only possible complaints I would have is that it's pretty dull on the edges and I bought a cleaning kit with it but the clove oil either leaked or was sent half empty. Also, as far as the 1* review, it's not fair to judge a sword on your own stupidity, it's a weapon not a pair of shears, don't swing it at bushes.

Reviewed by Cynthia on May 07, 2015   5 out of 5

My order took only 3 days to reach me. Very good customer service personnel. The swords I ordered are every bit of what I hoped for and more. I will definitely buy here again.

Reviewed by Gary on Apr 13, 2015   5 out of 5

not sure the reason for bad reviews :/ ive used trueswords before, but this is the first sword ive actually bought from them, and it will not be the last. its a really beautiful sword. it was oily at first, but easy to clean. didnt shipthat sharp, but that is easily fixed as well. not sure how durable it is, as i usse it for decoration, but from what i can tell, its a sturdy sword. if you want a nice, good-looking sword, this is the one to get.

Reviewed by Benjamin on Mar 10, 2015   1 out of 5

This was my second sword from True Swords and it will probably be my last. I bought this sword expecting that the steel would be able to withstand a few light hits against small bushes at the very least. It was severely scratch after only a few light hits, and the black coating was really damaged. I was incredibly excited after this arrived, and twenty minutes later I was discouraged, sad, and my love for true swords was damaged. Do not buy this sword unless it is for decoration, because, for my blade, at least, YOU WILL REGRET IT. I want my $115 dollars back (I bought it on closeout). There were also small metal pieces on the handle that cut my hands. It is also dowsed in probably enough oil to make a plate of tacos, much more than is necessary.
Response: Please contact our customer service department at 800-735-3326.

Reviewed by Brandon on Mar 05, 2015   4 out of 5

I love the blade!!! The orange looks great my first five minutes looking at it i cut myself about a centimeter into my finger while clean off the oil. It is the sharpest sword ever!!! The only complants are that the sword is extremly unbalanced, the handle is very poorly made, and i had the 3 day shipping and it took 4 days. But all in all a good sword, i think that it is worth the $100 dollar price

Reviewed by Jake on Mar 04, 2015   3 out of 5

Great sword. Looks Beautiful a bit disappointed that it did not come sharp like I expected (only reason I gave it three stars). But other than that I would highly recommend this sword.

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