Shinwa Odachi Handmade Zatoichi Style Damascus Sword
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  • Functional sword comes with fully sharpened blade
  • 28 3/8" beautiful Damascus steel blade
  • High quality lacquered scabbard (saya) and handle
  • Grooves on one side of handle for blade orientation
  • 40 1/4" overall length

Measuring 40 1/4 in. overall length, hand made blade, tempered 28 3/8 in. Damascus steel blade with over 2000 layers. Unique addition to your handmade sword collection.

hand forging samurai sword blades process

About Shinwa:

Shinwa swords are made by hand using traditional methods in the ancient sword-making township of Lonquan. The sword-making history of this town can be traced back to the twentieth year of the Guangxu in the Qing Dynasty – exceptional sword making continues there still today. The swordsmiths of Lonquan can apprentice for up to six years before they begin to forge these functional works of art on their own.

Each Shinwa sword is hand forged at temperatures of up to 1,100 °F and continuously heated, folded, hammered and shaped before being oil quenched and then straightened. Damascus steel blades are folded as many as ten times to yield up to 2,056 layers of premium Damascus steel. After quenching the blade is then ground and hand sharpened and polished by the swordsmith on a series of wet stones. Each set of these wet stones contains a finer level of silicate particles, which produces an even sharper edge. In the final stages of this painstaking process, the tsuka is wrapped and tsuba and other fittings are added before a thin coat of oil is added to the blade to prevent corrosion.

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Customer Reviews|Average Rating: 3.73 out of 5

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Reviewed by Sterling DeLoatch on Jul 03, 2015   5 out of 5

This was my dream sword. This was my second purchase from this site. Already having high expectations True Sword did not let me down. The sword came sturdy, well polished, no knicks, and with an edge. I couldn't be happier.

Reviewed by Mike Elias on May 04, 2015   3 out of 5

I ordered this sword last year and I have to say you get what you pay for. I've used mine for all sorts of things and whether it is real Damascus steel or not, its definitely a good starter sword and if you have any problems with your sword its most likely got screwed up in the mail because mine was in excellent condition. No loose pieces and no damage, although the box is a little cheap it has a nice look about it. I'd say 3.5 out of 5

Reviewed by RDBroyles on Apr 20, 2015   1 out of 5

I recieved the shinwa nodachi sword I ordered today,(no thanks to ups), It was left leaning up against my neighbors porch.when I called customer service I was told it wasn't thier problem,to call ups. upon looking over the sword it rattled around in the scabbard,there were knicks in the blade and it wasn't very sharp.the customer service rep upon hearing a not to happy customer let out a heavy sigh and asked rather rudely if I wanted a return label to send it back. It will be the last time I buy a factory second from this company.

Reviewed by Taylor McPhie on Dec 03, 2014   2 out of 5

We are very dissatisfied with this sword. I am not a collector, I study kenjitsu. The blade slaps around in the Saya badly. The blade itself is great with a very nice edge however the branding logo and name of the company on it AND the text on the other side of the blade make it look like a toy. So I gave it two stars due to the graffiti on the blade and the poorly fit Saya. It is not worth the money, Mushashi is far superior.
Response: Hi Taylor, We apologize that you aren't 100% satisfied with your sword. Because you are not satisfied with the product, you may return this item within 60 days of purchase. You can contact us at 1-800-735-3326 to obtain a return label for your package. Thanks!

Reviewed by Rohan Smith on Nov 02, 2014   5 out of 5

Another satisfied customer. This sword is my second purchase from True Swords. I'm very pleased with the quality. It's a tight fit in the scabbard and that's a good thing. I'd rather have a harder time getting it out of the scabbard as opposed to it falling out of the scabbard.

Reviewed by Zach on Sep 04, 2014   5 out of 5

What are it's cutting capabilities . I want a sword of great cutting capability not to walk with.?

Reviewed by Evan M Hart on Oct 17, 2012   4 out of 5

Pretty sword. It is long and straight, full tang with a hard wood handle glued onto the tang. It can not be used as a cane which dissappointed me because it is marketed as a cane sword. It is simply a straight shirasaya.

Reviewed by Larry Ham on Dec 10, 2011   4 out of 5

My order was delivered much sooner than I expected! This sword is very sharp and seems to be made of good quality materials. I definitedly recommend this sword for collectors or practioners of the martial arts.

Reviewed by Joshua Swisher on Sep 27, 2011   5 out of 5

Ok I just got this sword today, and I was very much impressed! I've always wanted a really cool sword cane and this one jumped out at me. It's my first buy from true swords, so I'll probably be coming back.

Ok, time to review it. Like other reviewers have stated, it doesn't like to stay securely in the saya, or sheath as I have learned. Yeah, I'm not a know-it-all when it comes to Japanese swords... deal with it. I alleviated this problem by placing a small piece of duct tape on one side of the habaki, or the small metal piece at the base of the blade.

My friend said it looked like there was oil embedded in the blade, because it had a ripple pattern on it... I kind of had to give him a history lesson on Damascus steel, because thats what it's supposed to look like.

Overall, yes. Buy this product if you want a sword cane that makes an impression. 5 out of 5 from me!

Reviewed by Jonathan Bowie on May 16, 2009   4 out of 5

Came in 8 days.... Mainly my fault for ordering on a friday since once the weekend ended it moved fairly fast. When it arrived I just couldnt say anything but, WOW. It looks brilliant.... The blade itself of course needed a bit of cleaning as it came with some grease and oil on it... The only real downsides are that it wobbles a bit in the saya and its just a slight bit too high to be a cane for me. Other than that damn amazing! A great buy for the price!

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