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This is beyond what I wished for when I was a teen! When I was a active MA practitioner, I dreamt of one day having the 1000's of $ needed to commission a ninjato with a Damascus blade. What was beyond me was the idea that a black Damascus blade with incredible workmanship my Shinwa blade has and the dragon tsuba is great touch.
Michionne would be jealous ??
When I received mine, the first thing I noticed was the care in packing the sword. Double boxed and suspended in the 2nd box. The sword was of amazing quality and the scabbard was flawless black lacquer. A substantial feel to the sword, I knew that I was handling a work of art. To say the least, I am happy with the sword and still cannot believe what I paid for it! :)
This is the first item I've bought from TrueSwords, I was quite impressed by the folding pattern in the steal and the level of craftsmanship that went into this. However it could have been sharper, I tried water bottles, and later I even ran my finger across it without even a cut. (I found it actually made a better stabbing weapon), but if you know what you're doing a dull blade is an easy fix. other than that its fine, very sturdy construction, dose not rattle at all, however if its going to be a "ninja" sword I'd take a note from Musashi and leave out the fuller. Nice looking sword, solid construction, could be sharper, Ill probably use it for ninja costumes
Hey, first review! Normally I don't like to write a review so soon after I receive an order. I like to get to know the blade first, use it for a while, see what it's capable of and how far I can push its limits.
There were a few minor issues with this blade, though, that I'm curious about. The blade itself is beautiful, the black Damascus steel is gorgeous, and it came relatively sharp. However, there was a waxy residue build up over the entire blade when I drew it from the saya. Simply wiping it down with a cloth did not remove it. It certainly took some elbow grease. Every time I sheathe the blade, though, and draw it again, there is more of that waxy substance. I don't know if it's a protective agent or what, but I find it just a little annoying to have to clean the blade every time I draw it.
Secondly, at one point as I returned the blade to the saya, the habaki caught the inside of the saya, causing a sizable splinter of wood to become lodged between it and the blood groove. It has done nothing to the structural integrity of any piece of equipment, but for a sword originally listed for $150.00, even when on sale, one would think these problems shouldn't be an issue.
Overall, I enjoy the sword very much. It's light, sized as a wakazashi, and I have discovered that I prefer smaller, lighter blades, so this is right up my alley. I've sharpened it to a more keen edge, and it feels nice and solid in my hands. A more complimentary extension of my body, if you will.
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