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Musashi - 1060 Carbon Steel - Clay Tempered Katana w/ Dragon

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[46 PCSS811BK]

Only $109.99
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Description

Handmade, the blade hamon is formed by the clay temper process during production. The blade is differentially hardened and comes extremely sharp.

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This sword is well balanced and the tight handle wrap feels great. Comes complete with a black cotton storage bag.

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.

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 James Johnson on May 14, 2014

This sword is beautiful! The picture doesn't quite capture the detail of the dragon tsuba. Everything is very solid. The grip feels great and it seems pretty balanced. Mine wasn't the sharpest when I received it though. I understand why it wouldn't be but it would have been nice if it had been able to cut paper out of the box. Speaking of the box, the packaging was nice. It had styrofoam blocks to hold the sword in place. Thankfully the styrofoam didn't just fall apart and get stuck on everything as it so often seems to do. The shipping was very fast. They had it in Fed-Ex's hands within a day. The saya is truly a sight to see. It's black finish is very nice and handles well. My main thing that I'm not crazy about on the sword is that it has the "China" etching on a Japanese style sword. It is on the opposite side of where it says "Musashi" just above the tsuba. I look forward to buying from here again!



     Reviewed by martin lujan on May 11, 2014

This sword is beautiful, and every bit what I expected. It came razor sharp, and finely polished. The handle is tightly wrapped, and does not feel like it will come undone, even with heavy use. The tsuba looks very will made, and the attention to detail on this sword is amazing.



     Reviewed by Jeremiah Adams on Jan 07, 2014

Just recived my Sword today and I can't be more happy. The fit and finish on the sword is top notch, the blade is razor sharp, the saya has a tight fit and there is no rattle at all in the sword. My first Katana was a $300 United and this sword feels every bit as good, only difference in feel is this sword is lighter and faster. For the price you can't beat it, any one thinking of buying this sword I have two words, GET IT.



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