Shinwa Katana Blue Knight Damascus
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  • Hand forged at temperatures of up to 1,100 °F
  • 27 1/2" Damascus steel blade
  • Hardwood handle wrapped with rayskin and nylon cording
  • Includes premium wooden scabbard
  • Measures 40" overall

This Shinwa Blue Knight Katana offers a 27 1/2" blade of Damascus steel that has been hand folded nine times to deliver 1024 layers of outstanding cutting power and build to perform with a razor sharp edge. Measuring 40" overall, this sword features a hardwood handle that has been covered with ray skin and then traditionally wrapped in nylon cording.

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: 4.71 out of 5

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Almost Peftect... Reviewed by Logan Inskeep on Sep 16, 2016   4 out of 5

I ordered two during a Buy One Get One Free sale, one for myself and one to give to my brother for Christmas when it came around. They took about a week to get here and when they got here I found one of the blades was absolutely perfect... the other blade had a dull spot on it, so much so I could run my finger up and down and not get cut at all, but at least the area near the tip was sharp. I do recommend the sword if you can get one that's well-made, just order knowing it might not be perfect.

Beautiful Reviewed by Miguel Ortiz on Feb 06, 2016   5 out of 5

Got this as present, really enjoy it as well as beautifully made

Recommended Reviewed by Steven O Nguyen on Jan 21, 2016   4 out of 5

This sword came in a week. The sword is beautifully crafted frome the biohazard tsuba to the damascus steel blade. Also very sturdy and light weight. Only flaw is that the biohazard tsuba was alil loose and moves around alil when im swinging it around but its not enough for for me to regret my purchase

Equivalent to 1060 High Carbon Steel Reviewed by William Wei on Dec 07, 2015   5 out of 5

I have this sword and it is, seriously, a very decent quality battle-ready sword. The Damascus steel they used is on par with 1060 high carbon steel. It is a slightly heavier katana compared to most quality 1060 carbon steel katanas, but I have adjusted to it. It comes sharp, but needs some honing to really get it sharp once you get it. And it does have a full tang. Highly recommended to have in your arsenal as an option when shtf. When people complain about a sword being to heavy for them, I just tell them to "grow stronger" :)

Fantastic buy. Reviewed by Robert Bryant on Sep 12, 2015   5 out of 5

I ordered this sword yesterday when I caught it on bogo, it arrived today even though I only had standard shipping. The blade and craftsmanship are phenomenal. It's a little darker then I wanted but I'm not complaining and I'll need to shave the handle pegs but that's easy enough to do. I will definitely be ordering from true swords again and will also get more Shinwa products.

Reviewed by Ricky M. on Jul 24, 2015   5 out of 5

Just got this today and I am sooo happy with the blade. The handle is very well done and the blade is absolutely beautiful.

Reviewed by Ambrose Brown on Jul 05, 2015   5 out of 5

Got this last Christmas. ..the blade seems to lock in the scarboard but in a good hasn't gotten loose and it's still sharp as was expensive but it was worth the buy..i will recommend this to anyone. .the blade is very strong...have fun with it though..

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