Musashi - 1060 Carbon Steel - Polished Ryoushi Tsuba - Black
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    Current stock features the same clay tempered blade as our Bamboo Warrior Swords.

    1060 blade detail

    Handmade, the blade is thick and comes extremely sharp. Like the more expensive models this blade can even be bent 45 degrees. 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.

    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: 5.00 out of 5

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    Reviewed by steven chambers on Mar 27, 2014   5 out of 5

    it look better then the pic

    Reviewed by Richard Dumas on Feb 13, 2014   5 out of 5

    probably one of the nicest swords i have seen even though it might be my first one it was well worth the wait and money. This sword is very clean and is very high in quality I will probably come back to this website to have a collection

    Reviewed by terry multerer on Jul 22, 2012   5 out of 5

    This sword is my second in a span of 10 days. I first bought the Bamboo Warrior w/ red saya and this blade is identical with different furnishings. Another super shape very well made sword with beautiful hamon running the length. Both swords are near perfect and you just can't beat the serice from
    I have a real Katana I bought 30 years ago and these are my favorite to play with. They cut like butter and look fabulous. I'm an extremely happy customer!!

    Reviewed by Xiu Nguyen on Feb 15, 2011   5 out of 5

    Very high quality sword for only $80. Everything look very great and solidly built. Very sharp, beautiful looking looking blade, nice looking hamon, and HI (groove). All parts are metal. Blade stays in position and is not loose at all. Feels very good with a swing and makes that whisper sound from the blade. Very beautiful Saya (scabbard). It is made with hard wood and the high gloss paint and color looks amazing. The mouth of the Saya or the opening part of the saya looks high quality done looks similar to the Thaitsuki Nihonto sword which has the outer black layer and inside hardwood layer on the mouth. I would say this sword is worth $200-400 the way it has been built and detailed. Best of all a great sword can be fully disassembled and assembled which most Musashi are able to do.

    Reviewed by Shannon Jones on Dec 16, 2010   5 out of 5

    Great buy For sure.It come pre oiled to keep from rusting during shipping.Though it shipped very very fast.
    No damage to it.The tasuba also has a man on the back of it that is not in the picture.The handle is great tight rap.Very sharp and just a great Sword.$200 Sword for $79 must buy for anybody.5 stars for me.

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