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Musashi - 1060 Carbon Steel - Best Miyamoto Sword

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Description
The tsuba of Miyamoto Musashi himself!

Current stock features the same clay tempered blade as our Bamboo Warrior Swords.

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 is thick and comes extremely sharp. Like the more expensive models this blade can even be bent 45 degrees. To keep costs low the tsuba on this model is made with a machine process instead of using a handmade tsuba (as seen on the Elite series). The tsuba and other fittings look very good and are well suited for this model. 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.
  • 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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     Reviewed by David Diaz on Jul 17, 2014

I don't know much about swords but I do know a quality product when I see it. It is a beautiful crafted sword with an amazing blade. It came sharpe. I have not cut anything due to the fact that I don't have proper cutting skills but I'll get there.



     Reviewed by JEFFREY HOWELL on May 26, 2014

Everything it promised, much to my continued disbelief. I simply do not know how this sword can be made, much less sold, for anything close to this price.

If I was going to display it, I would have bought one of the other Musashi 1060s with a more ornate tsuba. But this is a sword for use. And a sword like this in your hands is beyond functional, its transmogrifying.

And this is the tsuba of Miyamoto himself, so...

Ordered it Wednesday afternoon, got it Friday morning. And I live several states away. BTW, I have never before taken the time to review a product. Ever. Worth it in this instance.



     Reviewed by Mike Ballas on May 17, 2014

Great sword no problems fast shipping will definitely buy from again.



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