Musashi - Folded Elite - White Falcon Katana
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  • Fully functional Samurai sword work of art
  • 29 1/2" folded high carbon steel Damascus blade
  • Real hamon, not wire brushed or printed
  • Real ray skin with cotton/nylon cord wrapped grip
  • Brass Tsuba, Fuchi and Kashira
  • Hardwood scabbard with high quality piano paint finish
  • 42 1/2" overall

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The Musashi forge is known for consistently producing functional and stylish katana swords with an amazing value combined with stunning performance.

Our new Folded Elite series continues to raise the bar by offering differentially hardened folded steel blades combined with unique fittings. Completely handmade with close supervision and attention to detail, these swords are designed to be collection and dojo center pieces.

Both 1045 and 1060 high carbon steel are fixed together and folded eleven times resulting in 4096 layers. The steel is then shaped into the blade geometry and clay tempered to produce differential hardness and a true hamon line. The temper process also produces an edge hardness of 58RC. Now in its final stage of production, the blade is hand honed for an impressively sharp edge, highly polished, inspected and coated with protective oil.

Musashi Falcon Katana Detail

The hamon line detail is on the multi-steel layered blade. The hamon line distinguishes between the harder edge steel and the more flexible spine steel, marking where the metal changes its hardness. The layers of steel are made visible along the hamon line, resulting in a beautiful and unique layered wave hamon.

Musashi Folded Elite blade detail without Bo Hi

Product Specifications:

  • Fully functional samurai sword work of art.
  • Stunning workmanship and attention to detail.

  • Folded high carbon steel Damascus blade with 4096 layers.
  • Clay tempering process with water quench.

  • 58 RC edge (HA) hardness, 42 RC spine (MUNE) hardness.
  • Hamon and hardness created with temper process.
  • Real hamon, not wire brushed or printed.
  • Real ray skin with cotton/nylon cord wrapped grip.
  • Brass Tsuba, Fuchi and Kashira.
  • Extremely sharp hand honed edge.
  • Highly polished blade.
  • Handmade sword.
  • Hardwood handle with dual bamboo pegs.
  • Hardwood scabbard with high quality piano paint finish.
  • 42.5 in. overall, 29.5 in. blade, 11 in. handle.
  • Comes serialized with Certificate of Authenticity.
  • Includes hardwood case, black sword bag and cleaning kit.
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: 4.82 out of 5

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Reviewed by on Feb 13, 2016   5 out of 5

As was pointed out by other reviews, the presentation box that the sword comes shipped in isn't the sturdiest material. However, should you take care in moving the box around, it's fine, and the case itself IS functional as a part of the display or for carrying the blade concealed. Onto the sword, though, I quite like it. For $200, it feels sturdy, and it looks pretty good too. Can swing it without worrying about it falling apart. The sword is a bit stiff in terms of taking it apart. I had a hard time getting the blade and handle to separate, but that's probably for the better. I only keep the sword for collection, so I see no reason why I should need to dismantle it for maintenance outside of routinely oiling it. One other thing I spent some time on was the brass accessories of the katana. They were all very tarnished, but with some microfiber rags and a bottle of Brasso, I was able to clean and polish them to a really nice shine in about 15 minutes after letting the brass pieces sit covered in the stuff overnight. Overall, a nice purchase for someone who isn't looking to spend an arm and a leg for a decent quality katana.

$200 Cutter Reviewed by on Jan 14, 2016   5 out of 5

Bought this a while ago, decided to wait on review. This sword performs exceptionally well, especially for its price point. I would rate it as a medium cutter, but it can clear hard target's as well. I have used mine on 3" tree's with no problem. not very long ago my girlfriends grandfather called us and asked us to come and sawzall a couple deer heads off, i took this Katana instead. 3 deer heads and a hind quarter split later i have 2 tiny dings in the blade, it was my own fault i swung wrong, but the blade did VERY well it cut flesh and bone with almost no resistance. for $200 you can not find another blade this good. my ONE problem is that tear down is very difficult, the tsuba did not want to come off or go back on, i managed with the help of a wood block and hammer, but i cut myself in the process(thankfully not very badly), so be careful.

AWESOME Reviewed by Stanley LaRue on Jan 13, 2016   5 out of 5

I was totally unprepared for this sword. I opened the display box and the sword was wrapped in a sword bag. when i took the sword out of the bag, it took my breath away. This sword is BEAUTIFUL. I can't find anything not to love about this sword. It comes very sharp. It is a true work of art. i highly recommend this sword to anyone that wants a true one of a kind sword. It is the centerpiece of my collection.

Sword is fine, presentation box is junk Reviewed by on Nov 30, 2015   3 out of 5

The sword is nice, the layered steel and the harmon line give it a impressive visual presentation. However the display box is total junk. The cloth was loose in several places and revealed the Styrofoam used as filler. If you intend to give this item as a gift be prepared to repair the presentation box or to completely make another.

no groove.... Reviewed by on Sep 14, 2015   4 out of 5

Sad to see that the sword does not have a groove. This has lowered my satisfaction for the product.

Reviewed by Marcus Olynyk on Jan 17, 2015   5 out of 5

I just got this sword in today I ordered from Canada and took about a week to get here, but its well worth the wait and money. This sword is really well done and even comes with a nice box and cleaning kit I have no dents on the sword or sheath but the box was damaged on the bottom from shipping.(Tsuba broke through the bottom) The blade is very sharp and very straight this is my first real katana I defiantly not my last.

Reviewed by Brandon Barger on Sep 25, 2014   5 out of 5

I bought this sword a while ago. I don't really do reviews right when I get something. I got the sword very quickly, and right out of the box, the sword wouldn't come apart. It took me over 2 hours to get the thing apart. And when I did, the tsuba wouldn't come off. But I called trueswords, and they offered to replace it with one that does no questions asked. I decided to stick with the one I had because I was determined to get this one to work for me. Eventually it came apart and it does so relatively easily now. The only true complaint I have about the sword is that the blade is really only sharpened on the upper foot maybe foot and a half. And it didn't come razor sharp as they claim. I had only owned it for a month or two and I was already looking for a sharpening service. Trueswords was awesome, and the sword was too, but the edge left something to be desired.

Reviewed by on Aug 20, 2014   5 out of 5

I have to say. This is an awesome sword. True swords shipped it out to me in 3 days. The sword had a beautiful box that came with it. I did a cut test with the sword with a V8 bottle and it sliced right threw. Thank you trueswords and i will totally shop on you website again.

Reviewed by John D. Hoe on Aug 13, 2014   5 out of 5

I got this sword a $200 deal for $25.00 in the special blowout box.

Reviewed by Eric Selover on Feb 22, 2014   5 out of 5

I have bought several products from Trueswords and have been consistently pleased with their products. I bought this wanting something real and not just a display, and seeing the case and sword in all its beauty, I believe my jaw just dropped. This is definitely worth the money.

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