Shinwa Shikomizue Double Edged Damascus Sword
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    This Shinwa Shikomizu double edged sword has long been coveted by sword collectors as the best value in Damascus swords. Each Shinwa Shikomizu features a 30" black Damascus blade that has been hand-forged and folded to create more than 2,000 layers of deep black Damascus steel. The blade is double-edged so it cuts equally well on both sides and also boasts a long fuller groove. This full-tang sword offers a gloss black lacquered hardwood scabbard with a matching handle. 43 1/2" overall

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    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: 3.75 out of 5

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    Just delivered. Reviewed by on Nov 28, 2015   1 out of 5

    Complete garbage! There was no sign of the blade being damascus. As a matter of fact the only thing on the blade (besides the scratches) was the shinwa stamp on one side and a ugly, giant Made In China stamp on the other. The blade wasn't sharp on either side and the scabbard and handle were dented. Also paid for two day shipping, it took five. Extremely disappointed.
    Response: We apologize for this, we have pulled a sword and you are correct. We would like to correct this issue and send you one that is damascus. In order to get you another one please contact our customer service department at 800-735-3326 and we can get that taken care of. Once again we apologize for the inconvenience.

    Recent purchase Reviewed by luck mcquain on Sep 09, 2015   5 out of 5

    I just recived my sword today; beautiful black scabbard came in a red & black display box and also head a cloth wrapped around it to help prevent any damages . Upon my open and inspecting two sword I found no nicks or dents, one side was a little sharper then the other,The blood line is consistent throughout the blade on both sides . I'm extremely happy with this sword and will be getting more in the future

    Reviewed by Bee Xiong on Feb 24, 2015   5 out of 5

    very plain and unique in its own way. All in all its a good collectors item.

    Reviewed by Prof. D. Shelton Parker on Sep 25, 2014   4 out of 5

    For the people that do not know. Shinwa is BUDK, it is one of their trademarks, and they have a lot . That being said, the forge in china that makes Shinwa also makes swords for many a buyer. I have two of these and two of their Katana. I have been collecting swords and other blades for 40+ years. And in all of that time, I have seen better, but at ten times the price. The blades are not as sharp as they could be. But, they can still kill a body. If the Blade was sharp, I would have given it five stars.

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