Musashi - 1060 Carbon Steel - Forged Katana w/ Dragon - Red Saya
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  • Traditional hand forge Muku-kitae method
  • 27 1/2" 1060 high carbon steel with clay temper process
  • Hamon and hardness created with temper process
  • 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


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 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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Customer Reviews|Average Rating: 4.78 out of 5

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Reviewed by Nathan Westlund on May 17, 2016   4 out of 5

This is my second Musashi from the 1060 line, and overall, it's a great sword. When I first opened it, I was a little worried because the bamboo pegs were not slotted in very well, they stuck out on one side of the handle quite far. However, I was able to use a small brass hammer to tap the pegs into place, where they now site very will and even on both sides. It looks and feels much better! Once I had fixed that, the blade was fantastic. I cleaned up the shipping oil and polished it, and it's a gorgeous steel. The hamon line is very pronounced and it looks great. I haven't done any cutting with it yet, but it seems to be very sharp. The fittings, cord wrap, and blade are tight and feel very solid. As for the saya, the color is a very nice, deep red that catches the eye. The only problem I have with the sword is that, while the sword grips snugly into the saya and won't fall out, there is a little blade wobble in the lower half, so you can hear the sword rattle in the saya ever so slightly. My other Musashi doesn't do that. However, I don't believe it's enough to damage the blade at all, and therefore decided that this small flaw didn't outweigh the rest of the sword. Like I said, overall a fantastic sword. The peg issue was easily fixed, and the only problem was a bit of blade wobble: that I actually can reduce by swapping sayas on my two Musashi swords. The other sword doesn't wobble nearly as much, and this blade fits snug into the other's saya. Easy fix! All in all, 4/5 stars for the blade wobble, but I would still recommend any sword in the 1060 line to someone looking to get a few starter blades.



Reviewed by Steve Cockren on Feb 24, 2015   5 out of 5

As I said when texting my review for the shinwa fiery inferno damascus, I got these swords yesterday and not to discredit the shinwa, but the musashi is easily the baddest and best tool I've ever had the privilege of owning. It is also the lightest,sturdy,flexible and durable tool I've owned. When wielded right and practiced swings are done it sings such beautiful notes. Most other swords have to be swung much harder and faster to achieve this. Very much worth the money and I would definitely recommend this to any body who's serious about bushido or the art of the sword. For beginners I'd suggest a boken or cheaper made sword due to the fact that you will eventually destroy it. Lol. Thanks for the beautiful swords True Swords. Great thinking on getting and keeping these in stock. Keep up the good work.



Reviewed by Patrick Mahoney on May 20, 2014   5 out of 5

Gorgeous sword, feels amazing I'm my hands and is weighted great. For under $100 this blade is AMAZING! Came super sharp and nicely oiled, letter of authenticity and all the details of the sword on it. Follows samuri custome by having a name. Mine is named "Shirakawa" and the Saba was a very dark red(burgundy). Couldn't be happier with this sword. There is no room for disappointment when buying musashi steel.
Thank you true swords for yet again delivering quality!



Reviewed by Taylor McPhie on Aug 10, 2012   5 out of 5

For the price you can not get a better Sword. I wish I would have known about True Swords along time ago. They were helpful and the sword showed up very quickly.

As most of the reviews about this Katana go they are absolutely correct, everything is in the right place. This sword is an actual Katana the only difference I can see between an actual Japanese Katana and this item is the steel. Japanese Katanas are made from sand found in Japan and this sword is made from obviously steel from somewhere else... Out of the large number of swords I own I am extreamly satisfied with this one it is my favorite. I plan on getting another one next month.



Reviewed by Justin Barnhart on Aug 09, 2012   4 out of 5

Very nice all over. Blade is quite sharp, though not RAZOR sharp. Don't think it'd be hard to make it razor sharp, if you really wanted to. Feels well balanced and not flimsy or shaky at all. All the wrappings and parts seem quite snug too.

For 80 bucks this thing is wonderful



Reviewed by Austin Ramsey on Jun 19, 2012   5 out of 5

The blade and sheath were both in perfect condition upon arrival. There was not a scratch to be found. My only complaint is that the sword came coated in a thick oil with much dirt and grime. I wiped the blade and clean and oiled it so now it is amazing. Thank you true swords.



Reviewed by Joshua Carpenter on Apr 19, 2012   4 out of 5

I got mine yesterday and I'm extremely happy with it



Reviewed by Robert Wigton on Jan 10, 2012   5 out of 5

It's just what I wanted. Excellent look, feel, handling. Looks and feels like it should cost MUCH more. This is the nicest sword I've seen or handled. yes, I'm a newb, but to my beginner's eyes and hands this is an awesome Katana for the price. I have what I now know to be a beater sword I got from a mall for more than twice what this one cost and the blade is no comparison on that one to this one. No joking or understatement this is a sharp sword. Entire length of the blade is sharp enough to slice paper like a razor. The hamon is subtle but clear. The wrap, tsuba, saya fit, and all fittings are just right. I found out about this sword series from the Sword Buyers Guide, as well as that site pointing me to True Swords and I'm glad it did. I'm a fan of True Swords, the Mushashi Products, especially the 1060 line, and expect to enjoy this Katana for many years.



Reviewed by Cameron Cornell on Jan 08, 2012   4 out of 5

Phenomenal sword for $80. Buy it immediately. The blade is exactly as advertised, and more. I almost salivated when I opened the packaging and first saw this beauty. Very light blade, much lighter than my practical plus katana, which has a thinner blade. Bo-hi for the win. It has a true hamon, but the blade actually seems to have minimal differential tempering, as the blade has quite a bit of flexibility. I bent the blade cutting a 2" sapling with a horizontal cut, but it bent right back. Very Sharp in every way.
4/5
-Cameron Cornell



Reviewed by Nische Kim on Dec 26, 2011   5 out of 5

This is truly an awesome katana. You can just tell that there is quality craftmanship, even at this price point. I was so excited when I received this that I must have appreciated it for about 30 minutes! Everything feels tight and good, just like a katana should be. Very impressed with True Swords' customer service; I had an issue with this katana and they provided options for me... I went with a different design and they delivered! I am one happy camper! Thank you, True Swords! You've got a lifetime customer :)



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