Shinwa Black Damascus Katana - Handmade Sword - 40"
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  • Hand-forged, full-tang black Damascus blade
  • Steel folded up to nine times
  • Tsuka made of faux ray skin wrapped in a traditional cotton cord wrap
  • Tsuba features intricate details of an ancient oriental dragon
  • Includes a hardwood scabbard
  • 40" overall length

This Black Damascus Katana from Shinwa is the perfect example of a hand-made katana sword. A rich, black Damascus blade has been hand forged at temperatures of up to 1,100 degrees and folded up to nine times to create 1024 layers of steel. You won't find a better looking sword at a price this great anywhere on the planet! The tsuka is made of faux ray skin wrapped in a traditional cotton cord wrap and the tsuba features intricate details of an ancient oriental dragon. But this sword isn't all about looks, it is a fully functional sword with a full tang blade that extends through the handle. Includes a hardwood scabbard for storing your newest favorite sword in your collection. 40" overall length.

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: 4.83 out of 5

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nice for the price Reviewed by on May 09, 2017   5 out of 5

The sword I got was fit beautifully. Tight, solid, and well wrapped. I wasn't sure about the straight blade at first, but this sword has a nicely balanced, traditional feel, and it took no time to get a great feel for it. It was fairly sharp, and with a bit of fine tuning, it sharpened like a razor, and it holds it's edge well. Aesthetics are gorgeous on the blade, however, every time I clean, and oil it, an orange residue appears on my cleaning cloth. I'm wondering if the fire orange color is actually painted on? If so, this blade would be even more stunning if it were polished, not painted. Over all, I'm more than satisfied with this sword, and True Swords. Shipping took about 10 days, but for the price, well worth the wait. Thank you TS, I'm looking forward to many more purchases!

U get what u pay for Reviewed by Ryan Bringhurst on Mar 05, 2017   5 out of 5

Bought this and the double edge dragon for me any my brother. Both are beautiful, no issues or problems. To the other negative feedback people. Just remember u get what u pay for. These are lower end price swords. Ur not gonna be able to go out and fight or cut things continuous without it having effect. I highly recommend this for a collector. The steel is beautiful n sharp.

To my likeing,but... Reviewed by on Jan 16, 2017   5 out of 5

I love this sword but there are a few kinks with it for me this is first of all it didn't come sharp for me nothing major the handle did not fully lock the blade in place so it had an annoying raddle and worst of all the habaki (blade collar) slid back and forth nothing customer support couldn't fix though. When the new one arrived I was pleased with all the fixed components I complained truly is a great sword just make sure when you get it you know what you getting into on the 50/50 train

Great Quality Reviewed by on Dec 29, 2016   5 out of 5

When I got the sword the blade had wood on it from the casing but besides that it is really sharp, the case fits perfectly for the blade and everything on it was secure and does not move. 10/10

Amazing Reviewed by Matthew Gately on Dec 13, 2016   5 out of 5

It was on sale so I got it and its an Amazing sword. I would recommend it to anyone wanting a real sword. The only thing I would caution people about is the fact that you have to oil it and take good care of it. Its not something you can put on a wall and neglect for a year. You need use oil to keep the blade from oxidizing. Like I said its a real sword so you have to treat it as such.

Very Nice, But... Reviewed by Christopher Epstein on Dec 02, 2016   4 out of 5

The blade is amazing and very well made. The whole sword is very sold and there is no play or shifting. The handle does not have real rayskin, it is cheap imitation. Also everyone be warned for some reason they decided to ruin this absolutely beautiful sword by printing right on the blade: "Handcrafted in China" and a modle number in addition to the shinwa logo on the other side of the sword. The logo is fine but seriously no one, NO ONE wants the ugly china stamp on anything. All that said it is still worth the price $59.99 on sale. 10 out of 10 people would buy again lolz.

First real sword I've ever owned Reviewed by Nick Taggart on May 02, 2016   5 out of 5

This is the first real sword I've ever purchased and just wanted to see I am more than pleased with this purchase. Definitely a great first sword to buy. I can't wait to learn how to properly wield this bad boy. Huge thank you to trueswords and to the masters from Shinwa. This sword is a masterpiece.

no brainer Reviewed by Michael Couturier on Apr 20, 2016   5 out of 5

Katana arrived today and is absolutely stunning to see in the daylight. A little rattle when in the tsuba but nothing major. Arrived sharp and oiled, just as expected. The details on this piece are phenomenal.

Reviewed by Kwai Jarrell on Apr 06, 2016   5 out of 5

Very pleased with my sword. My blade also looked more like the fiery inferno blade but everything else was the same. To be honest I think I like this color more. Very happy with my purchase.

Pretty cool Reviewed by on Mar 27, 2016   5 out of 5

This was my first buy. When it came in it had some sort of white chunks on the blade that felt like extra oil. (Their was a lot) and to tiny dings on the end. (I think it's called the pommel) but other that that it looks amazing!!!

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