Musashi - 1060 Carbon Steel - Flowering Bamboo Katana w/o Bo-hi
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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

This model fulfills requests for a Musashi 1060 series katana without the Bo-hi, also known as blood groove or fuller. The blade geometry is heavier than its blood groove equipped counterparts though it may not be as nimble.
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Handmade, the blade hamon is formed by the clay temper process during production. The blade is differentially hardened and comes extremely sharp.
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.


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 Nathan Westlund on May 17, 2016   5 out of 5

This was my first Musashi, and I am very happy with the sword. As other reviewers have said, it's got a great weight, a pronounced hamon, and came very sharp. I have had several comments on how good the blade looks and feels in the hand, and I couldn't be happier, especially for the price!



Reviewed by chuck vinyard on Apr 08, 2015   5 out of 5

5 stars from me Trueswords is hands down the best. Now this flowering bamboo is as far as I'm concerned is 100 percent the best in quality and looks.I really like the heavier no Bo hi blade and the hamon is very visible and beautiful, blade was sharp out of box but with just a few minutes on a diamond stone now it is a 27 inch razor blade, if you're looking at it get it you'll love it I do . Now if trueswords would get some low price tatami mats I would be first in line. THANKS TRUE SWORDS



Reviewed by Chris Fodor on Mar 15, 2015   5 out of 5

I got this sword like 3 days ago and it was very awesome I like everything about this sword except for the kissaki there was nothing wrong with it I'm just picky on looks but anyways everything was wrapped and put on very tight. And it has some weight to it and my sword came very sharp. 5 stars



Reviewed by George Reynolds on Jan 20, 2015   5 out of 5

This is my first Katana, but from what I can tell it's top notch. Very sharp, good weight, feels perfect in hand. The hamon is subtle, but nicely done. And the letter of authenticity, with the marks of the craftsmen affixed, is a nice touch. I specifically wanted a Katana without Bo Hi, which proved more challenging than I anticipated. Materials are excellent quality, just as described. Shipping was fast, secure and product arrived in perfect condition. Highly recommend.



Reviewed by andrea Facchinetti on May 07, 2014   5 out of 5

True swords service was amazing. Got the sword very quickly and without any problem.

The sword is absolutely beautiful. It handels great, better than my other sword with Bo-hi. The balance is perfect for me. The Hammond is nice but very difficult to see...

Everything is as described in the product info.

The steel tusba is great. The sword is very well made and I did n
Know the price I would guess it cost several hundred $ .

Also it is very sharp... At least plenty for me...

If you are looking for a nice katana, I would definitely recommend this one, you won't be disapointed



Reviewed by Jeremiah Mangrum on May 07, 2014   5 out of 5

Hey sword enthusiasts,

Wanted to do an updated review for 2014 on this wonderful sword. I've had mine for about 2 weeks now and It is still just as beautiful and deadly as when it arrive.

Any Trueswords regular doesn't need to be told shipping was excellent, timely and secure.

I was interested in seeing what the no bo-hi musashi swords could offer and I'm thoroughly pleased. It is strong and durable. The blade and Tsuka are longer than the other swords I own and it feels like a bit different style is needed but effective no less.

After some good use put into it I'm here to say this thing is razor sharp and can hold an edge very well.

It handles light targets like pool noodles or water bottles great and for being unfullered I love the blade geometry as it is not hindersome going through lighter targets.

I don't encourage you attempt it but I live in a rural area and there are tons of tall grassy stalks and weeds and it was very fun getting used to this beauty. It even handled softwood saplings with easy, and no damage to the blade that i detected, only needed to be cleaned and polished after.

Beautiful sword, great price for what you're getting. Don't hesitate or they'll raise the prices again!



Reviewed by wilfredo romero on Jan 24, 2013   5 out of 5

beautiful blade. i fell in love instantly.the hamon is gorgeous. DEFINITELY satisfied. true swords is awesome !!!!



Reviewed by Wade Floyd on Jan 01, 2012   5 out of 5

I'll start by saying this was my first experience with True Swords and I have to say, I WILL be doing business with them again. Shipping time was unreal. I placed the order Thursday afternoon and the sword was delivered Saturday afternoon. The sword is AMAZING! The quality of every piece on this katana rivals that of others that cost hundreds. The sword is pretty nicely balanced and the blade came extremely sharp and is VERY sturdy. Ito is tight and the tsuba is thick and beautifully detailed (unlike other swords of the price). The saya is light weight and has a very high gloss finish. The hamon is just beautiful. The pictures really don't do it justice. This sword is DEFINITELY worth the price, and more. If I'd known about True Swords before now I wouldn't have wasted my money on other, more expensive swords of lesser quality. Thanks True Swords. I look forward to buying more from you.



Reviewed by Connor Bryan on Nov 05, 2011   5 out of 5

This sword is amazing. I ordered it, on Halloween, and on the 2nd of November it came. I did some cutting with it and even for an amateur like me it cuts like a dream. The only problem I have is that the sheath occasionally rubs a bit of sawdust onto the blade, but that's easily fixed with just quickly wiping it off with a cloth or some such. But even so, I don't care about the weight..for a sword like this, the price is amazing. This sword could easily go for the 100 dollar price range. I also -love- the hamon, it's beautiful. The fact this sword is so great for the price range, is what makes me happy. True swords is one of the best companies I've found yet!



Reviewed by brandon richie on Aug 28, 2011   5 out of 5

its good blade what i expected and more but the hilt rubs black onto my hands but its not a big deal :)



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