Product Information - [46 PCSS678]

Musashi - Sharp Damascus Steel Katana Sword 4096 Layers

In Stock: YES

Average Rating: 4.84 / 5.0

Only $179.99


This samurai sword's branding is currently in transition from MUSASHI to MUSHA.

During this period the factory is shipping us mixed stock, which means we may have stock marked Musashi, Musha, or both, at any given time.

The sword itself has not changed. It remains the same sword which has been produced for years, made by the same master swordsmiths and using the same materials. The only change is with the brand marked on retail box, seppa, habaki or hang tag (if any).

Please contact us with any questions about this sword or the branding process.

This stunning layered blade demands attention!

Hand folded and carefully shaped, no two swords are exactly the same. Over 4000 layers ripple across the sharp, hand honed blade. Very attractive and well balanced, we can't stop admiring this sword. The photos do not do the blade justice!

We are especially drawn to the unique layer patterns within the blood groove.

Featuring all copper tsuba and fittings with a custom oxidized antique finish. Well suited to be the center of your katana collection, this sword comes ready for cutting use right our of the box. Shown below, this is a full tang sword with signature and dual bamboo peg construction.

Damascus Katana Tang

Product Specification:
  • Extremely sharp hand honed layered carbon steel blade.
  • Full tang, fully functional, and "battle ready."
  • Absolutely stunning workmanship and attention to detail.
  • Traditional hand forge Muku-kitae method.
  • 55 HRC blade hardness.
  • Real ray skin wrapped grip with black cotton cord wrap.
  • Oxidized copper tsuba, fuchi, and kashira.
  • Completely handmade samurai sword.
  • Hardwood scabbard with high quality piano paint finish.
  • 28 in. edge, 10 1/2 in. handle., 40 1/8 in. overall.
  • Includes hardwood storage box, sword bag, and cleaning kit!
  • Current stock does not include the envelope or certificate which is shown in the image below.
Damascus Katana Tang

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 Justin Erickson on Sep 04, 2014

Real nice sword. It was a tad heavier than I expected (mostly because before this I only had stainless steel) and the design you can actually feel so it is true with the lairs. If the design was painted on you wouldnt be able to feel the lairs which makes me confident this was a good buy. This sword is also razor sharp. I ran my fingers along the blade to see how sharp it was and I barely even wanted to have a light touch on the blade because it felt like if I put any weight on the blade it would slice my finger off. Awesome sword. Ranks 2 on my most favorite list. Number 1 is the Shinwa Damascus Double Edge Dragon Ninja Katana Black. It has nice design and has a nice double edge on it and is also razor sharp and a tad more weight. If you like this sword you will love the shinwa damascus.

     Reviewed by Seth Griffin on Jul 20, 2014

First of all this sword is razor sharp, I have no idea why a person posted at the bottom that it comes dull. It shaves paper, I ran it down my leg and my shin is bald, granted I always hone my blades just a little to bring out that razor sharpness, but I made maybe 5 passes with my accusharp and it's crazy sharp now but it WILL shave paper out of the box.

I wish I knew what type of steel it is, other than folded Damascus, I read somewhere it was 1055 carbon? Not sure. At any rate, I tried bending it (within reason) it doesn't take a set, it just bends back. The fittings are high quality, most swords under 300 use those ugly cog-like spacers, not this sword, it uses high quality fittings, comparable to my best sword, which is my Ronin Katana. The blade itself is beautiful, as I said comes sharp. The saya (scabbard) feels for some reason higher quality than normal.

The tsuka is wrapped in black cotton, but it doesn't feel like cheap shoestring like other swords. Real rayskin bamboo pegs. A hardwood storage box (higher quality than my cheness Kaze came in). This sword is extremely tight, there is no rattle, no movement, just straight business, even the cotton wrapped handle feels like it's wrapped tighter than normal, which is good.

My only complaint about this Katana, and it's mainly just me being has "china" stamped on the lower part of the blade, from an aesthetic point of view this just ruins it, sure I plan to get some polish and clean off the stamp, but I don't know why they do this. We all know that ANY katana bought outside of Japan is going to be made in China, there's no need in stamping it on the blade of a sword this nice. That and it has "Musha" branded on the hilt.

However don't let this sway you, this is the 2nd best Katana I've bought on trueswords, the number one being the cold steel warrior katana. All around, this is my favorite Katana at present.

     Reviewed by Chris White on Jul 16, 2014

Amazingly beautiful sword, super sturdy, very sharp and excellently crafted. First buy from true swords and I am very impressed with the swords and service that was provided. Thumbs up!

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