Musashi - 1060 Carbon Steel - Golden Dragonfly Katana Sword



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  • 27 1/2" 1060 high carbon steel full-tang blade with razor sharp edge
  • Hardwood handle with ray skin and cord wrappings
  • Hardwood scabbard with high quality piano paint finish
  • Brass tsuba with golden dragonfly design
  • Dual bamboo peg construction for easy care
  • 55 HRC blade hardness
  • Measures 39 3/4" overall in length

This sword is well balanced and the tight handle wrap feels great. Comes complete with a black cotton storage bag and Musashi retail box.

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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: 4.73 out of 5

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Apr 14, 2015
(5 out of 5)

I recently purchased this Katana, and was highly pleased with the quality of the sword,scabbard, and service. For the price, you cannot beat the quality. I would definitely recommend this sword, and True Swords, to others. Top notch products and service. I will be making other purchases in the future....April 14, 2015


Marcus Olynyk
Jan 26, 2015
(3 out of 5)

Pros: Sharp Handle is tightly wrapped Dragonfly theme is cool Cons: Doesn't feel very sturdy does not seat in sheath barely a hamon line Tsuba is very small Overall I am kinda disappointed comparing this to the White Falcon makes this sword look pretty bad, wish I would've invested in the Ryumon dragon katana instead. Life lesson to stay away from $100 swords.


Donald dennis
Jan 11, 2015
(5 out of 5)

I agree this is a really nice sword I think it would be a nice addition to any collection, a very beautiful sword!!


dakotah love
Oct 11, 2012
(5 out of 5)

exellent buy truely worth the money very tightly wrapped handel beautiful tsuba and great attention to detail. my only complaint was the fact that i couldnt cleanly cut paper it did more ripping than cutting,however after voicing my complaint to the trueswords staff; they promply sent me a shapening kit. So you really got no reason why not to get this exellent addition to any collection.


Joshua Phillips
Aug 14, 2012
(5 out of 5)

There aren't enough words to describe how this sword looks. The golden(bronze) accents just look amazing on this sword, and the sword itself almost glistens in the light. This sword is so beautiful I wont even do a single test cut with it, EVER. This one knocks it out of the ballpark easily.


Cahn Colton
Jun 13, 2012
(5 out of 5)

Excellent sword; for the price, I've never seen better. The gold really makes it pop. Recommended for anyone with even a passing interest in blades.


Daniel Ragle
Oct 19, 2011
(5 out of 5)

The sword is great. I'm a collector and martial artist and the only complaint I have isn't really a complaint. The hamon isn't that defined but its there. I'm a repeat customer and trueswords has never let me down.


Elijah Martinez
Apr 28, 2011
(5 out of 5)

Best sword I have ever bought so far. I have many swords and this is so far the best! True Swords is the literal meaning this is a True Sword! It comes pre oiled, sheath is nice, certificate of authenticity, and the sheath locks the sword in place so theres no by mistake falling out. 2 thumbs up!


Imtiyaz Mohammed
Apr 21, 2011
(4 out of 5)

The Sword Looks Beautiful looks just as it was described but anyone thats into swords always inspect the sword to the fullest extend however i could not do that the only flaw i see is the fact of not being able to dissembling it fully after i got the wooden pegs out of the handle ive tried to pop the tsuba off but it would not budge other then that this is worth the buy.


Brandon Klingler
Apr 14, 2011
(5 out of 5)

Beautiful sword love the feel of it in my hands the weight of it's good the saya is stunning same with the hand and the blade is sharp love the sword definately not my last buy on trueswords


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