Musashi - 1060 Carbon Steel - Clay Tempered Katana w/ Dragon


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  • 27 1/2" 1060 high carbon steel full-tang blade with razor sharp edg
  • Hardwood handle with ray skin and cord wrappings
  • Hardwood scabbard with high gloss finish
  • Steel tsuba with ornate dragon design
  • Measures 39 3/4" overall in length

Handmade, the blade hamon is formed by the clay temper process during production. The blade is differentially hardened and comes extremely sharp.

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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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Ron Fraley
Jul 19, 2019
(5 out of 5)
Love it

It's lighter and better balanced than my other two favorite katanas. It was perfect out of the box. Very sharp. Slice paper with ease .I believe it to be the best quality for the money.


Feb 22, 2018
(5 out of 5)

Surpassed all my expectations at this price. Well constructed and it looks like it was lovingly made with exquisite detail - as beautiful as it is deadly!


Bonnie Roof
Jan 24, 2018
(5 out of 5)

After researching handmade/forged swords for hours and many different sites, I was amazed to come across this Musashi clay tempered Katana for such a reasonable price. I bought it for my husband as a gift. We are both "Forged in Fire" addicts. This sword arrived in perfect condition. The blade is straight and extremely sharp. Everything about this Katana screams quality. Don't let the price suggest something different. It's a beautiful work of art, well balanced with a full tang.


Franklin Calderwood
Jan 04, 2018
(5 out of 5)
Exceptional Value

Musashi is one of the best value katana makers on the market. This fine piece delivers in all the important areas and at a very comfy price. Well made!


Jun 29, 2017
(5 out of 5)
Beautiful Sword

My sword arrived on time thank you truesword for a great shopping experience I'm a martial artist but a novice at the sword but it is beautiful and sharp gonna get a cutting stand and those mats to cut just going to try but very satisfied I will order again a little higher level thanks


Andrew Rabb
Jun 03, 2017
(5 out of 5)
amazing blade.

beautiful, strong, sharp, and solid. just got it. took it for a walk, in flint mi. and cant say a single bad thing. best money I've spent in a long time.


Chris Crosby
Mar 21, 2017
(5 out of 5)
Very pleased!

I purchased one of these recently, and I have to say that of all my swords (I also have 7 European style swords), this one is the best regarding both quality of craftsmanship and materials. Some of my other swords cost twice as much, and are made of 440 stainless and the grip constantly loosens on the tang. Nice for hanging on a wall, but could never be used for "home defense" unless you wanted to beat someone with a metal stick :o) The hamon on this one is just subtle enough and is clearly "organic" and irregular, as it should be. Definitely not wire brushed or fake. Everything is tight and well assembled. The sword slides easily but then seats snugly into the scabbard. The packaging was very good as well. The blade was oiled and wrapped in cellophane. The cardboard box and cloth cover were also good quality. The sword arrived in perfect condition (no scratches, fingerprints, etc). The only thing that looks or feels a little cheap on it is the cord wrapping on the scabbard (feels like thick shoelace material), but it's such a little detail compared to the rest that it is easy to forgive/ignore. I can't bring myself to cut anything with it for now because it's too beautiful, but it is very sharp indeed. Handling is light and this sword is nimble, exactly NOT like my European swords that feel slow and blade-heavy. 4 weeks later, and I am still amazed at how good this sword is for the price... Definitely recommended. No buyer's remorse. In fact, I'll be buying more Musashi swords!


Damien Dail
Sep 21, 2016
(5 out of 5)
Pretty Good

It cuts most boxes fairly well and looks good doing it.


Sep 14, 2016
(5 out of 5)
Great blade !

Ok a small back ground on me , I've been a blacksmith for 30 years and a bladesmith for 20 years . I bought two Musashi katanas from True Swords , for the purpose of destroying them . This being one of them . I am no martial artist, nor do I have any original Japanese Katanas to compare fit of hardware to. So I am going to speak only on durability of this blade . First , I skipped over cutting water jugs or any other soft impact items. I went right for pine 2x2s. This blade passed right through with no deflection of the blade , no chips to the blade or edge roll . Second , I tied 16 pieces of 2" diameter bamboo together and proceeded to hack and chop at them with a total of 30 swings. Again no edge roll or chips to the blade . Third I took the blade and proceeded to beat it through a 12" diameter red oak log with with a 2.5 pound blacksmiths hammer , splitting six pieces from it like you would with an ax . All of this was done right out of the box, no extra sharpening was done . After my tests the only visible damage was caused from the hammer striking the spline of the blade . I then took the blade into the shop and was able to put a razors edge on the blade . In short I could not reproduce this blade for cost it sells for let alone sell a finished katana . Would I recommend the Musashi 1060 steel blade ? My only responce would be Hell Yes I Would ! Respectfully Ryan Kern Whiskey Ditch Forge


Jun 03, 2016
(5 out of 5)

it was love at first sight with this blade. I opened the box and was very impressed straight from the beginning, and when I drew it from the sheath I fell in love. the blade is just gorgeous, polished and so sharp I cut 1/4 inch thick leather with ease. simply put, this is a must have for any collector


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