Musashi - 1060 Carbon Steel - Bamboo Warrior Sword - Black Saya
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  • Traditional hand forge Muku-kitae method
  • 27 1/2" 1060 high carbon steel blade with clay temper process
  • Real hamon, not wire brushed or printed
  • Real ray skin wrapped grip with black cotton cord wrap
  • Steel tsuba, fuchi, and kashira; brass habaki
  • Hardwood scabbard with high quality piano paint finish
  • 39 3/4" overall

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: 4.87 out of 5

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Beautiful Reviewed by Richard streckfus on Feb 24, 2016   5 out of 5

Got my new baby and it's beautiful ordered my second from u already love it

Nice Blade Reviewed by on Feb 21, 2016   5 out of 5

After reading and watching some videos (The ones with real Japanese instructors) for a few days I finally decided to swing at a few things. I was cutting things way above what this sword was rated for and the blade edge is completely undamaged.

Awesome! Reviewed by on Feb 05, 2016   5 out of 5

This product really impressed me. It's not junk, it's a fine weapon and I am sold on True Swords!

Good Value Reviewed by Michael Young on Dec 23, 2015   5 out of 5

Cuts through bottles like they are not there. Good heat treat. Missed bottle. Hit 2x4 wooden stand. Cut into wood 3/4" deep. No chips, dents or nicks in blade. No scratches. Sword is put together tightly and fits snug inside the tsuba. Bought one for stepson for Christmas and when I looked it over ordered myself one too. Real hamon. For a hundred bucks I like it better than my 9260 Tenchi from Chenessnthat cost three times as much. It just feels better in my hand. Handle longer with slight wasting in grip. Get this you won't regret it.

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.

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