Musashi - Folded Elite - Midnight Kame Katana


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  • 27 1/2" folded 1045 and 1060 carbon steel blade
  • Clay tempered to produce a real hamon line
  • Genuine ray skin and cotton cord wrapped handle
  • Full-tang blade is double-pegged to the hardwood handle
  • Includes a hardwood storage box, storage bag and cleaning kit
  • Overall length: 40 1/2"

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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 Kame Katana Detail

Musashi Kame 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.
  • 40.5 in. overall, 27.5 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: 4.90 out of 5
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Aug 11, 2016
(5 out of 5)
Beautiful Katana

My katana finally came in this afternoon. It really is a very nice piece. It came well oiled and wrapped in saran wrap in the Saya. All hardware is very tight, the Tuba and Ito is wrapped very tightly and is nicely done. The blade was well executed and the edge on mine was serviceable, however just five minutes with my Accusharp sharpener brought it to a fine razors edge. It now slices paper like a razor blade. I am very happy with this sword and would recommend it to others considering this item. Now I have to clean it, buff out the blade and oil it up.


Eric Lee
May 18, 2016
(5 out of 5)
More than I expected.

This is truly a five-star blade, easily worth twice the price or more. Cuts are clean and precise, and mine has performed against targets not recommended for the grade of steel, cutting easily through 1.5 and 2 inch bamboo. If you're in the market for a bargain, grab this one while it's still available!


May 13, 2016
(5 out of 5)

I got this sword a bit ago and love it every thing is tight the Harmon is subtle but reall. The factory edge is ok but if you know what your doing you can sharpen it enough to shave with no joke.


May 08, 2016
(5 out of 5)
nice blade

i am very pleased with the blade great structure very sharp and light weight


Nicholas Bailey
Dec 26, 2015
(5 out of 5)
Wicked Hamon!

Really nice sword for the money. Very well balanced. The blade is beautiful to look at. The hamon is incredible. It took some oiling and a little polish to really shine. I will post pictures and a review on Amazon also. Worth the money for the step up from the Musashi Silver line, which is also great and I practice with the Elegant Crane model all the time. Musashi and True Swords make a great team. Great products and prices! Ive got my eye on the san mai model as we speak!


Nov 19, 2015
(5 out of 5)
Very Pleased

Ordered one for myself and one for my daughter as an early Christmas present. We were very pleased with our swords. Both are tight, beautifully presented and had no flaws we could detect. Also bought the three sword Musashi stand and they look great on display. They shipped together and arrived ahead of schedule. Can't wait to try out the cuts. If you are looking for a great first sword - this will certainly fit the bill.


Sep 13, 2015
(5 out of 5)
Beautiful Sword

I just received my Midnight Kame Katana. I can see why this sword it is rated so highly. I never expected to own a sword of this quality for the amount of money it cost. I was willing to play a couple of thousand dollars for a very nice sword but this sword is good enough... for now. The craftsmanship is very good, everything fits well and is solidly built. The blade is strong, heavy and straight, sharp but can even be made sharper. Thanks True Sword Company for not "sticking it to us buyers." You have great products at more than fair prices! I Salute you and will continue to buy more swords from you!


Grae MacInnis
Mar 21, 2015
(5 out of 5)

Superb quality for this price range. Sword is well balanced, no rattles, great looking blade. Needed only a little honing to be razor sharp. This was my 7th katana from True Swords, and is one of the focus points of my collection. In addition to the quality of this piece, The True Swords customer service level really sets the bar high. Great response time, shipping is quick, and the packaging is always superb to prevent damage in transit.


Mar 05, 2015
(3 out of 5)

not worth the price, Musashi really let me down on this sword. Blade "looks" well made, the rest of sword is lacking craftsmanship.


Feb 07, 2015
(5 out of 5)

Best katana for 200 dollars period.


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