Product Information - [46 PCSS783BK]

Musashi - 1060 Carbon Steel - Best Miyamoto Sword

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Rating: 4.84 / 5.0   ( 113 reviews)

Only $99.99

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 Fred on Mar 18, 2015

I want to start off by saying, if buying a sword that you might want to use given an extreme circumstance (and I'll add you need some training to do so), you shouldn't go any lower than the $99 Musha/Musashi brand katanas. As far as functional katanas go, this is about as inexpensive as you want to buy imho. It's full tang, has a real hamon, is razor sharp, made from good steel. It is a weapon; no doubt about it. Second, the tsuba is up to you, but for me, I wanted something rounded and simple, and the Musashi tsuba is perfect. It isn't pretty. 99.99% of the people reading this will never need to use a katana (thankfully). It will be for show, so remember that when you get all excited about your new katana and want to see if it can cut a 2 liter soda bottle that never did anything to you. You'll want the blade to keep, long term, and mine came oiled and wrapped in plastic. After checking the blade, I left the oil on it. The blade is SOLID and heavy--no wobble in the handle. Even if it wasn't sharp, it would make a mean club. But it is very sharp. If the zombie apocalypse occurs (or someone unwanted comes in your house), you will be armed (of course swinging this beast indoors might not be so easy). It was significantly heavier than I expected--not so heavy that I couldn't use it one-handed, but definitely meant for 2. The practice blades I've used were roughly the same length, and I used them 1-handed, but they were much lighter. To use this one-handed will take some serious muscle. And it is beautiful, if anything shinier than I wanted, but absolutely no complaint. Like the blade, the saba is simple black. It will make a nice display. And if someone does come in the house, well... Hope for their sake they have long-term disability insurance at the very least. I don't need to cut a soda bottle to know what this could do.

     Reviewed by Jacob Lingle on Mar 11, 2015

this is my first sword I ordered this Thursday night got it Tuesday around 11am fast shipping love how it comes sharp right out of the box was able to cut thou a lot of 2 litter bottles without problems I will order more swords from here again as soon as I can, cant beat this sword for the price

     Reviewed by Anna Guerrero on Jan 08, 2015

Purchasing another Misashi! I love True Swords. Again, I can't wait for this sword! It's gonna be awesome adding this one to my collection. !! Wonderful customer service team. Thank you guys!!

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