Musashi - 1060 Carbon Steel - Bamboo Warrior Sword - Black Saya
46 PCSS806BK

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The ultimate bamboo handmade by Musashi!

Part of a new 1060 high carbon series from Musashi, the focus of this production was to forge the best blade possible for under $100. With the result being well within that goal, this blade is nothing short of an excellent value.

Handmade, the blade hamon is formed by the clay temper process during production. The blade is differentially hardened and comes extremely sharp! Like the more expensive models, this blade can even be bent 45 degrees and will return to the straight and true form.

Art of bamboo, the tsuba, fuchi, both menuki, and kashira are all made up of bamboo artwork. This sword is well balanced and the tight handle wrap feels great. Comes complete with a black cotton storage bag and Musashi retail box.

Materials and Way of Forge:

  • Traditional hand forge Muku-kitae method.
  • 1060 High Carbon Steel with clay temper process.
  • 55 HRC blade hardness.
  • Hamon and hardness created with temper process.
  • Real hamon, not wire brushed or printed.
  • Real ray skin wrapped grip with black cotton cord wrap.
  • Extremely sharp hand honed edge.
  • Steel tsuba, fuchi, and kashira; Brass habaki.
  • Can be disassembled for care or display.
  • Dual bamboo mekugi (peg), hardwood handle.
  • Hardwood scabbard with high quality piano paint finish.
  • 39 3/4 in. overall, 27 1/2 in. blade, 10 3/4 in. handle.
  • Includes black cotton sword storage/carry bag.
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About Musashi:

Miyamoto Musashi was a famous Japanese swordsman and is believed to have been one of the most skilled swordsmen in history. Musashi, as he is often simply known, became legendary through his outstanding swordsmanship in numerous duels, even from a very young age. He is the founder of the Hyoho Niten Ichi-ryu, or Niten Ryu style of swordsmanship and wrote Go Rin No Sho, The Book of Five Rings, a book on strategy, tactics, and philosophy that is still studied today.

Musashi writes about his first duel:
"I have trained in the way of strategy since my youth, and at the age of thirteen I fought a duel for the first time. My opponent was called Arima Kihei, a sword adept of the Shinto ryu, and I defeated him. At the age of sixteen I defeated a powerful adept by the name of Akiyama, who came from the prefecture of Tajima. At the age of twenty-one I went up to Kyoto and fought duels with several adepts of the sword from famous schools, but I never lost." -Musashi Miyamoto, Go Rin No Sho

It is notable that Musashi died of what is believed to be thoracic cancer, and was not killed in combat. He died peacefully after finishing the Dokkodo ("The Way of Walking Alone", or "The Way of Self-Reliance"), 21 precepts on self-discipline to guide future generations.

After his death various legends began to appear. Most talk about his feats in kenjutsu and other martial arts, some describing how he was able to hurl men over 5 feet backwards, other about his speed and technique. Other legends tell of how Musashi killed giant lizards in Echizen, as well as Nues in various other prefectures. He gained the stature of Kensei, a "sword saint" for his mastery in swordsmanship. Some believed he could run at super-human speed, walk on air, water and even fly through the clouds.
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    Customer Reviews | Average Rating: 4.86 out of 5

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    Reviewed by Charles Moorehead on Aug 20, 2015   5 out of 5

    This is my first real sword ever. Did a little research, forgive me if I'm not advanced. The hamon line doesn't run to the edge in any areas on the blade. This means a good forge from what I've studied. There's no rattle except when in scabbard. In the hamon there are 2 discolored dark areas about 2 inches by 2 inches which look like a stain?? The blade is sharp, cut myself Still not sure if this is a " Folded Blade ". Overall beautiful sword....highly recommended !!!!

    Reviewed by Dylan S on Jun 13, 2015   5 out of 5

    I just got this sword and I am totally blown away. The swords blade, the hamon line, the saya, everything is beautiful. I have no regrets buying this and am considering buying another. The only thing i have bad to say about it is that the habaki has "China" etched into it. Still overall, it came sharp, and had a comfortable and beautiful handle and saya.

    Reviewed by Marshal Breaux on Apr 03, 2015   5 out of 5

    This is my first review. First of all, this is a beautiful and well made katana! After cutting milk jugs. I decided to see if it was really a fuctional sword. So 2" green bamboo was my decision on what would give me my answer. It cut so clean and smooth! Every cut after that one was great! But, didn't give me that feeling that first cut did. I'm hooked! Can't wait to get my next Musashi from True Swords!

    Reviewed by Dustin Snead on Mar 17, 2015   5 out of 5

    Being the first Katana I have bought from Trueswords (I have ordered a few other things ranging from daggers to ornamental lockboxes), I had high hopes. It was only $99 plus the cost of shipping, and I honestly feel it was worth it. I have practiced with Katanas and plenty of other swords for a few years now, and this blade feels very nice. The blade is a little heavier than what I'm use to using but nice either way. They even send a certificate telling details of the blade and the name given to it. Mine was named "Shirakawa" (??) meaning "White River" or "River of White" in Japanese. I like it. Will be ordering from Trueswords again very soon!

    Reviewed by Joseph Bueno on Mar 10, 2015   5 out of 5

    This is my first Katana purchase so I am not an expert by any means but I am a extremely critical consumer and I can honestly say that I have absolutely no complaints. It is an awesome blade to look at and hold. Feels real and not like some cheap flea market or novelty store item. I would highly recommend this sword for anyone on a budget that wants a quality product that will obviously last a lifetime with proper care and handling of course.

    Reviewed by Jim Trujillo on Sep 06, 2014   5 out of 5

    True Swords bent over backwards to help me buy my sword i.e. I sent them a text saying I could not order the Bamboo because I did not have the right credit card...their response; a sales rep (sorry I can't remember his name) called me and went the extra mile to get my info in and get me the sword..thanks for that. Anyway the sword is awesome. I took it out and I wanted to hear the report, nothing. hen I remembered it had to be a perfect swing and swoosh..there it was, it sounded beautiful. It cuts the air so perfectly even a light swing of no more than 30 degrees reports. The sword is well made and the balance is great, it just feels right in the hand. I am very impressed by this sword and True Swords willingness to please.

    Reviewed by Cody Hulbert on May 06, 2014   5 out of 5

    pretty sharp and sturdy built.. well worth the money

    Reviewed by Scotty Mullins on Mar 11, 2014   3 out of 5

    Well for starters trueswords is an amazing company. They strive to put the customer first and with my experience that's exactly what they did. I orderd my first bamboo warrior And I received it in 3 days upon placing the order. Upon inspection I realized the handle was cracked, I contacted trueswords and they immediately addressed the problem and replaced my order. I'm pleased with my new sword but there is a slight rattle in its handle. I'm afraid to disassemble it in the fear that this handle is also crap lol. Short story, trueswords is an amazing company to associate with but with my experience musashi handles/tsukas are cheaply made....the blades are amazing! For the price you get what you pay for :) which is the blade, nothing else.

    Reviewed by Jake Turnbull on Feb 26, 2014   5 out of 5

    I ordered it Sunday and received it on a Tuesday! That dedication and speed wins me over for any collectible and hobby of that sort.

    The item: Absolutely GORGEOUS! I have nothing ill to say and am absolutely flabbergasted. BUT, it definitely is something to look at and NOT for slashing around in the woods (if you do it anyway shame on you, stop being 12 and act your age), if you want something to slash at in forests go get one of Truesword's long handle black finish Machete Katanas (I bought one in 2012 to release my frustrations on trees and left it out in the rain/snow weather for 2 years now and it's still as if I bought it last week...)

    Back to the item: The handle felt authentic with tight bound cotton or hemp cloth (unlike some swords of that price you get at other places, which is usually cheap nylon) The handle guard is indeed heavy and iron, the blade is not razor sharp but close enough; the details were amazing.

    The blade was straight, much heavier than the handle (which is how it is supposed to be) Basically if I were to go back into a time machine with this sword no one would suspect a thing, like it says, it sticks to traditional methods and as far as I know no industrial glue or that sort have been used.


    Reviewed by Greg Moses on Feb 22, 2014   5 out of 5

    Very happy with the purchase, ordered thursday and received saturday. Sword is very sold, great buy!

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