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Musashi - 1060 Carbon Steel - Best Miyamoto Sword

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Rating: 4.83 / 5.0   ( 118 reviews)

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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 Derek on May 14, 2015

My third order from this site was this sword. First off, I give it a 6/10. Much better than my previous 2 orders, much more sturdy and reliable. I'm just trying to figure out why my Japanese Musashi Katana was made in China. Go figure that the 1 part of the sword that is loose and raddles and clanks against the metal is the one piece labeled "Made in China". Other than that, the sword is sturdy and I'm pleased with the value I got for such little financial investment. It came pretty sharp, but not as sharp as I was hoping. That's not a problem though because it's something I can fix myself here at home. I did 2 cutting tests as soon as I got it. Cut right through the bamboo thing and also two 1 gallon milk jugs lined up (cut through both, straight out of the box). This is a good sword for $99, but there are 2 or 3 others on this site that are the same price but may actually be better. The bamboo warrior model for example. I wish I would have gotten the red version of this one, but due to problems with shipping promotions and having to place the order over the phone, I had to get this model, the black one. Once again, 6/10. Maybe 6.5/10 By the way, my sword is named "Shirakawa" and was forged by "Steward Lee" a few months before I even placed the order. They just don't make them like they use to. That's what happens when you buy a mass produced item. The only thing you can do is take care of it as best as you can, and be very careful to learn how to use it properly so it doesn't get badly damaged if we are sent back to the dark ages and you end up in a duel lol



     Reviewed by Derek on May 14, 2015

My third order from this site was this sword. First off, I give it a 6/10. Much better than my previous 2 orders, much more sturdy and reliable. I'm just trying to figure out why my Japanese Musashi was made in China. Go figure that the 1 part of the sword that is loose and raddles is the one piece labeled "Made in China". Other than that, the sword is sturdy and I'm pleased with the value I got for such little financial investment. It came pretty sharp, but not as sharp as I was hoping. That's not a problem though because it's something I can fix myself here at home. I did 2 cutting tests as soon as I got it. Cut right through the bamboo thing and also two 1 gallon milk jugs lined up (cut through both, straight out of the box). This is a good sword for $99, but there are 2 or 3 others on this site that are the same price that may actually be better. The bamboo warrior model for example. I wish I would have gotten the red version of this one, but due to problems with shipping promotions and having to place the order over the phone, I had to get this model, the black one. Once again, 6/10. Maybe 6.5/10 They just don't make them like they use to. That's what happens when you buy a mass produced item. The best you can do is take care of it as best as you can, and be very careful to learn how to use it properly so it doesn't get badly damaged if we are sent back to the dark ages and you end up in a duel lol



     Reviewed by Brent on Apr 15, 2015

Ordered 2 of these. They are my first katanas. I am very pleased. They are both sharp and well made. I would buy again. Fast shipping also. Thanks



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