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26" thick, handmade, high carbon steel bladeBamboo gold embellished tsuba and fittings in black finished metalFull-tang battle ready swordDual bamboo peg constructionBlack cotton cord wrapped hardwood handleIncludes a black matte scabbard and sword bag Measures 38 1/2" overall in length
Designed by Musha as a more economical sword, the Bamboo Katana from the Samurai Special Series is a full-tang, battle ready sword. Constructed with a thick, handmade, high carbon steel blade, this sword is great for cutting, training, and any other use you can find. The unique bamboo gold embelished tsuba as well as all the other fittings are constructed of black finished metal. The hardwood handle is wrapped with black cotton cord. The black matte scabbard features a metal mouth and an engraved design to complete the look of this sword.
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Bought as a Christmas gift and very happy with the quality of this sword . It arrived well protected and packaged and when i opened it to inspect it I was very surprised at how sharp it was . I know I'll be buying again from True Swords !
I'm new to katana collecting, I have bought 4 Shines swords which I love. I decided to try a different brand, I decided on this one because of price. Being a disabled veteran on limited income can't go for high end anything. I really like the blade on this sword and the color on handle and guard however I'm not found of the sheath. It has the look and feel of some kind of plastic, I prefer the high gloss on the Shinwa swords.
This is great sword, the quality of everything is absolutely perfect, but going so far as to say this is a sharp is a big stretch. I couldn't even slice through a hollow cardboard box using an overhead swing... Again it's beautiful, delivery was fast too; its just not sharp at all
Exceptional speed with delivery. Every aspect of this sword is solid. I could deal without the artificial hamon line, but for this price; I couldn't pass this up.
Absolutely the best 40$ i have ever spent! Handle is well wrapped and no loose parts. It is a bit lighter than my other katanas, but thats no big deal to me. This is a solid katana for only 40$. I have no doubt that this sword can handle some abuse. But please be carefull and responsible. I wouldn't try chopping down a tree with it, so to speak. I doubt you can find this quality and beauty for 40$ anywhere else but here. It will fit well with my higher end katanas.
YES I would highly recommend this to anyone. Thanks True Swords. Signed, ham'rd skull ??
It is a good blade, 40 bucks for a real functional katana is a hell of a deal, The blade is good, The fittings are are nice n tight, Imitation rayskin, But does feel good, Love the shiny black and gold, And came quite sharp, 2 things though, 1, Its not EXACTLY as bright as the picture, Close but not quite, 2, It is full tang, But it is EXTREMELY light for a katana, The lightest in my collection by far which is amazing, And IMO, Mush has a higher quality level then an Onikiri, So you wont be disapointed in this.
Great sword! Quite happy with how it turned out. The sword obviously has had some personal attention. The tip has a slightly different sharpening bevel than the rest of the sword but is still sharp, it seems like it's supposed to have that. The handle is tightly wrapped and not frayed. However, the sword is meant to be drawn from the right so the kurikata and shitodome are a but akward. Other than that, I'm completely satisfied
I recieved the Bamboo Katana today and I must say I am impressed to be honest I had exspected Budk to try to pawn off some flea market pos on me like it was top tier loot. But altho this Katana is not exactly top tier it is close. Feels like a natral part of my arm, I order the Crane and exspressed I wanted this one and you know what? Altho it was out of stock Budk sent me the Bamboo instead. There was a chip it the saya but I'm not complaining about it. The handle is gluded on to the tang (bad budk,bad boy) it keeps everything together. No fractures to the 1045 high carbon steel when I slamed it into my Claymore to test its duriblity. All and all a great sword. I give it a five out of five
Good balance and feel. Well constructed, looks good. It definitely does not look or feel like a $40 sword. Blade on mine also seemed slightly bent to the right upon arrival. No other issues, and given the price I will bend it back and not really worry about it. I will likely buy another sword or two from this line in the future, they are priced really well for how good they are.
Higly recommend this to anyone who wants a good katana without breaking the bank. It cuts through decent sized plastic bottles and boxes. Mine has a chip in the blade but its my fault. I am definitely going to use this when the zombies come!
The blade came sharp as all hell with mine, Like to the point i dont even want to clean it with rice paper, Thats how sharp it came, Its full tang, And looks gorgeous, Nice n shiny, The only problem that came with mine was the loose saya top part, "Could take it on n off" Thats no huge problem and nothing super glue wont fix, For 40 bucks, This is really an amazing buy, The craftsmanship is impressive, Supremely impressive considering the price, Looks good and smells good, Scabbard is nice, I definetly reccomend this, Its too bad it doesn have alternate colors like red or blue, I would definetly buy more if that was the case.
Very cool sword, looks great on my wall. Very sharp too, definitely a good katana especially considering the price too.
I bought this sword about a month ago wanted for a long time and now was able to get it the craftsman ship is great very sharp like I wanted balance is nice a great piece for self defense and sword play at a good price like all ways .
Came exactly as advertised. Razor sharp and almost cut through a piece of sturdy cloth held flat on the blade. It could have cut all the way through had the blade not been slightly warped to the right. Maybe a little more foam should be put in for shipping. Good heft and balance, and I think I'll have it for a long time. Snug fit in the saya, nicely oiled as well.
This was my first katana ever and I was a little worried considering the low price but when it arrived I was amazed with the quality. There were no cracks in the saya and no chips in the blade. I would recommend this to anyone that is new to katana's
I wanted a katana that was not $300 but was still really good and this does that. For $40 it is a really good katana. It comes very sharp. All I have cut was the shipping box it came in and it sliced through it in a single hit the 3 pieces i made out of the box. It is really good for $40.
Just bought this model and the tatsu maki i think its called. i've tried many swords from musashi/munetoshi and others in the 60-200 dollar range and wanted to take take it easy lol. they recently arrived, for the most part i'm very happy with the purchase. Both are razor sharp, I'm a big fan of the textured sayas and the fittings on both were good (especially the tatsu) The samurai full tang model has an issue with something in the handle, either the tsuka/blade/tsuba or any combination of these doesn't fit right and results in a gap when the blade is in the saya. Also when swinging it doesnt necessarily feel secure. This however is the 2nd time i;ve purchased this one, i gave the 1st one away as a gift and it was tight fitting and felt good so this is probably just something i can fix with a little tlc.
The important thing here is for sub 40 bucks what you get at the very least is a decent quality carbon steel blade. Both of these are well balanced and suprisingly aesthetically appealing. The gold accent on the samurai full tang pops out and the tatsu has a motiff on the saya that really looks crisp and compliments the sword.
These are also shorter than a lot of standard size katanas so for younger practitioners i think these could be an option to consider especially if you are working on a tight budget. Because of the price make sure to properly exam the sword upon arrival and be able to identify basic safety check points if you will on the overall construction and its security. Very sharp, no joke so be very careful.
I won't lecture, be responsible
great option to learn about the katana sword and general maintenance. I wouldn't recommend using these any targets other than light (paper water jugs cardboard newspaper rolls etc.)
If you aren't going to be using these for any kind of actual training related to swordsmanship. maybe just a collector or for decor these are great options, they feel considerably solid compared to mall katana and i would say they are "functional" so if you pull it out to show friends the edge will surely impress them
This is a hand forged sword (so I've been told), and it costs just under $40. When I received this sword, I was pretty well impressed with the sword. Every part was a tight fit, the only problem was that the sword was not even close to being straight. it was veering off to the right by about an inch, and it was way off balance. I was looking for a sword to practice with, and this would not do. That being said, true swords emailed me a return shipping label, and a full refund faster than greased lightning. I purchased the "Samurai Special - Tatsu Maki Full Tang Katana", which was the same price. It arrived quickly, and I am happy with it. It also veers ever so slightly to the right as well, but again, this is a $40 hand forged sword. Overall, I have had a good experience and great quality for the money. Just check to see how straight your sword is. enjoy.
Very cool and sharp. cutsvand hacks through small trees aboutthe size of a quarter, maybe a little bigger. took it apart to see how far down the tang is. notto wholeway down, stops around 4inches fromyhe metal butt cap. the wood on the handle a hit meh. othen that, great buy.
I wanted a sword for a while and didnt really think it would be that awsome but when it came i almost pust the fedex person over getting it from them and the sword was awsomer than i thought so i will order more from trueswords. If you not sure about trueswords i guess you could check out other peoples trueswords reviews on youtube.