Musashi - 1060 Carbon Steel - Unshu Mikan Katana Sword - Black
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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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    Customer Reviews|Average Rating: 4.40 out of 5

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    Reviewed by Jay Bernatowicz on Oct 13, 2013   3 out of 5

    Let me start by saying that upon receiving the sword I was very impressed with the quality of overall craftsmanship at the price of the blade. It arrived on time and in excellent condition, beautifully oiled, and well balanced with an excellent weight. The reason I rate it so low is because while testing the strength and cutting power of the blade I became very apparent that the blade did not perform nearly as well as other blades made of 1060 carbon steel (which happens to be my preference), after just a few sessions of light and moderate cutting with regular oiling and cleaning done to the blade the edge lost its sharpness faster than I could have imagined as well as the blade actually bending itself which i had never managed after years of practice and with other blades of this quality. overall not bad for the price but I feel other 1060 blades out perform this sword by far.



    Reviewed by Brett Beatty on Jul 18, 2013   4 out of 5

    This is an EXCELLENT entry level sword. If you are just getting into swords and want to try out a Katana, this is it. (Any of the Musashi 1060 Series.) When I held it for the first time I was amazed at how well made it was considering the price. Blade is extremely sharp, with a nice subtle hamon line. Fittings are all tight. The tsuba is a little thin, so I gave it 4 stars. otherwise, I'd give 5. Worth EVERY penny, shipped for less than $100 total.



    Reviewed by Joshua Phillips on Aug 14, 2012   5 out of 5

    Well to start off with, I love the tsuba design on this, however the picture does no justice. This will be my "test cut" sword as so I dont have to sharpen all of my swords regularly, and because my other swords are just too nice looking. So I figured if I'm buying myself 2 swords for looks, why not get one for actually cutting stuff. Havnt cut with it yet but it looks razor sharp(I cant even see the edge because its so sharp) and I suspect there will be good results. The sword has a nice tight fit with the saya and wont slip easily(virtually impossible), so make sure you dont chop off your fingers trying to get the sword out for battle. Other than that, balance is great and it feels good in your hands. Awesome buy for 80 bucks.



    Reviewed by James Alexander on Aug 10, 2012   5 out of 5

    I was impressed by the shipping and care used to delivery the sword to me. It is a GREAT display piece or practical weapon. Very sharp!



    Reviewed by Todd Stoner on Feb 08, 2012   5 out of 5

    I have to give this 5 stars. When I got it today I was so amazed by its beauty. The picture here is nice, but it looks so much better in person, and it came with the certificate of authenticity which is really nice. When I opened the box to take it out I wanted to see what this baby could do, and I chopped the packaging box in half with absolutely no effort. Just saying this is a great buy.



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