• Shinwa SilkSting Handmade Shirasaya / Samurai Sword - Exclusive, Hand Forged Black Damascus Steel; Hand Lacquered Hardwood - Sleek Style, Ninja Stealth - Functional, Battle Ready - Full Tang Tanto
  • Shinwa SilkSting Handmade Shirasaya / Samurai Sword - Exclusive, Hand Forged Black Damascus Steel; Hand Lacquered Hardwood - Sleek Style, Ninja Stealth - Functional, Battle Ready - Full Tang Tanto
  • Shinwa SilkSting Handmade Shirasaya / Samurai Sword - Exclusive, Hand Forged Black Damascus Steel; Hand Lacquered Hardwood - Sleek Style, Ninja Stealth - Functional, Battle Ready - Full Tang Tanto
  • Shinwa SilkSting Handmade Shirasaya / Samurai Sword - Exclusive, Hand Forged Black Damascus Steel; Hand Lacquered Hardwood - Sleek Style, Ninja Stealth - Functional, Battle Ready - Full Tang Tanto
  • Shinwa SilkSting Handmade Shirasaya / Samurai Sword - Exclusive, Hand Forged Black Damascus Steel; Hand Lacquered Hardwood - Sleek Style, Ninja Stealth - Functional, Battle Ready - Full Tang Tanto

Shinwa SilkSting Handmade Shirasaya / Samurai Sword - Exclusive, Hand Forged Black Damascus Steel; Hand Lacquered Hardwood - Sleek Style, Ninja Stealth - Functional, Battle Ready - Full Tang Tanto

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  • Sleek, clean design stands out in any display or collection, even amongst lavishly adorned, sumptuously appointed custom swords - a must-have for any collector
  • Full tang 29" black Damascus steel blade - painstakingly hand forged by seasoned swordsmiths using proven, centuries-old techniques
  • Innovative, exclusive process puts “black” in “black Damascus” - result is blade with brooding dark beauty without equal
  • Seamless, fluid design from from kashira to saya base; discreet and stealthy; unique and eye-catching
  • Tough hardwood handle and saya, both with elegant, satiny smooth hand-lacquered finish
  • Hand lacquered wooden saya joins seamlessly with likewise-finished handle; protects blade, imparts elegance
  • Overall length: 40 1/4" - easy to wield, easy to transport, hard to put down


Sleek, clean minimalist style; maximum ferocity and function
Shinwa’s sleek, eye-catching “SilkSting” Shirasaya Sword undeniably stands apart from the rest and is a must-have for any serious sword collector. Amongst even the finest, most ornate katana, wakizashi and other common Japanese sword styles, this alluringly clean, no-frills sword is an immediate standout, sure to draw attention and spark lively conversation. The traditional shirasaya configuration’s satiny smooth lines, unique staff-like shape and hand-lacquered hardwood construction all make for a beautiful example of Japanese swordcraft’s diverse design variety and vast aesthetic range. Though its roots stretch back centuries, for most, the shirasaya represents a fresh, intriguing departure from the katana-like image ingrained in the popular imagination: ray skin and cord-wrapped tsuka, ornate guard, sageo accented saya and the like. But, interesting and alluring as the fluid, polished exterior may be, don’t forget - this sword is equal parts “silk” and “sting.” As such, the “silky” smooth saya conceals a potent “stinger” - a menacing black Damascus steel blade with a carefully honed edge.

Open your mind to exciting new bladecraft possibilities
More than “stinger,” this capable, full tang blade is also the seductively dark soul of the SilkSting and no less than hand forged bladecraft at its pinnacle. It slices effortlessly through even the most challenging materials, retaining its fine edge through even the most brutal trials. Breathtaking, downright bewitching and undeniably unique, the SilkSting blade’s beauty is every bit as razor sharp as the edge, piercing to the depths of your imagination - opening it to wondrous new metallurgical possibilities, while slashing apart all your preconceived notions of what makes Damascus steel, “Damascus steel.”

Every blade emboldened and enhanced by blood, sweat and tears
The SilkSting’s distinctive black Damascus is a tumultuous sea of contrasting lines, waves, swirls and other mesmerizing patterns, all cloaked in a shadowy dark hue. Each line is a distinct variety of steel, hammer welded and hand folded repeatedly to yield the thousands of layers in each SilkSting blade. The unique metalsmithing technique’s roots stretch back to the Middle Ages, and today it’s still painstakingly performed by seasoned hands - no automation, no mechanization. To make each SilkSting blade, a Shinwa master swordsmith fires a stack of steel blanks - each piece a different alloy - in a white-hot forge until the metal glows red hot. He then removes the stack and hammers it until it’s around half as thick as the original. Then he folds the metal onto itself lengthwise and hammers each half together. The process is meticulously repeated - hundreds of times in some cases - until the desired layering effect is achieved, at which point a final quenching strengthens the resulting blade, while an acid treatment highlights vivid contrasts in the layers. And the slow, laborious process itself it just the beginning! In order to achieve sufficiently dramatic contrasts, Shinwa’s master smiths must expertly select an appropriate combination of steel alloys of varying color, luminescence and other visual qualities. For the sake of strength, resilience and countless additional blade factors, the smiths must also must consider each alloy’s distinct melting point, proper stacking order, forge temperature and myriad other variables. Simply put, an unbelievable quantity of blood, sweat and tears goes into every SilkSting blade.

Experience Damascus steel…after dark
As if that weren’t enough, Shinwa adds its own innovative modern twist to the SilkSting blade - an exclusive, closely guarded secret process that imparts its brooding dark hue; putting the “black” in black Damascus, so to speak. Rich amber lines swirl over a deep black void like trails of blood flowing down a blackwater river. It's Damascus steel...after dark. And of all the world’s swords, Shinwa’s SilkSting is one of a relative few to feature it. Furthermore, like a steel snowflake or fingerprint, the patterning on no two SilkSting blades is exactly alike.

Simplicity, value and function outshine gaudy frills, showy appointments and luxury price tags
Uniqueness is becoming an ever-scarcer quality in today’s sword industry. Every sword maker tries to outdo the rest with intricate, over-the-top ornamentation accented with rare, precious materials like abalone or ebony. In a marketplace crowded with gaudy, expensively swords adorned in showy, ultrapremium finery, how does any modern sword collector keep up? What sword will truly embolden any collection or display with a genuine sense of originality and fresh appeal without costing a small fortune? The seemingly paradoxical answer: trade flashy, over-the-top frills for clean, simple form. Shinwa’s SilkSting Shirasaya is the simple standout that comes fully loaded - with value, sleek minimalist style, real-world effectiveness and genuine handcrafted substance.

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Anonymous
Mar 08, 2018
(5 out of 5)
Awesome purchase

I've swung this sword rediculously hard through the air at least 50 times to test how well it's attached to the handle. It doesnt budge. It's well put together. The blade is sufficiently sharp for backyard cutting. This sword serves a gook hiking companion

Awesome purchase
 

Anonymous
Aug 29, 2016
(2 out of 5)
SHIRASAYA

NICE PIECE BUT NOT FOR HEAVY BATTLE. IT IS BALANCED U JUST HAVE TO FIND THE RIGHT GRIP. I SUPER GLUED A STRIP OF LEATHER AT THE END OF THE HANDLE SO U CANT LET IT SLIP OUT OF YOUR HAND OR GET CUT. THE SCABBARD IS RATHER CHEAP AND MAKES THE CLOSING LOOSE, BUT WHAT DO YOU WANT FOR I PAID $ 125.00. ITS STILL A GOO PRACTICE PIECE. THANKS. THE BLADEMASTER

SHIRASAYA
 

Anonymous
Apr 25, 2016
(5 out of 5)
shirasaya

I GOT THIS SWORD FINALLY, IT HAS A COOL BOX TO STORE IT.THE BLADE IS QUITE SHARP, AND FEELS STURDY. I DID THE BEND TEST AND THINK (MAYBE) IT IS FULL TANG BUT BAD DESIGN. OVERALL ITS WORTH THE PRICE, AND U CAN WRAP A FABRIC FOR RIFLES AT ANOTHER COMPANY. IM HAPPY WITH IT.

shirasaya
 

Bradley Lindsey
Nov 21, 2015
(3 out of 5)
Wall Hanger

Nice sharp blade but i don't think it is a full tang. When i tap on the handle it sounds like a tuning fork. I would be afrade to strike something with it out of fear the handle would break . There is no way to dismantle it to check if it is a full tang or not but i think NOT.

Wall Hanger
 

Anonymous
Nov 13, 2015
(4 out of 5)
Good for the price.

Definitely a good piece for the price. But if you think this is basically the epitome of quality swords, you have a lot to learn. This is barely even in the price range of a functional sword. My only other Shirasaya is by hanwei, and costs $600. Now let me tell you that if those two swords crossed, after a few strikes were exchanged the Shinwa would fail miserably. It's just not that high quality. However, I know most people buying this aren't incredibly serious sword collectors and this is definitely good enough to chop fruit in your backyard or swing through the air with.

Good for the price.
 

Spencer Swapp
Aug 30, 2015
(5 out of 5)
Pretty Cool

I bought this sword and I think its pretty cool, the handle could be a little more grippy or maybe that's just my sweaty hands, but its a nice blade overall

Pretty Cool
 

Anonymous
Aug 15, 2015
(5 out of 5)
my opinion

any sword should feel somewhat heavy because the weight of it is required to cut through things easier , kind've like an axe with the weighted axe head to minimise resistance. Dont worry, their full tane for you amateurs,if it didnt then this sword wouldnt have been handcrafted, or even made as its purpose is to be battle ready, but also for display.Not one or the other, both

my opinion
 

Anonymous
Aug 06, 2015
(5 out of 5)
Ignore the rest of these reviews!

This sword is great. I have no idea what everyone is talking about. Yeah sure there is a little extra weight on the blade, but that makes it easier to swing right? You can use this sword for display or for combat. Great sharp blade, I recommend this to anyone and everyone.

Ignore the rest of these reviews!
 

Sterling DeLoatch
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.

 

Some Guy
Jun 16, 2015
(4 out of 5)
Great piece

It looks very pretty sitting on display. I show off the blade every now and then but the handle feels weak. It is not full tang. That is the only downside though to a cool blade.

Great piece
 

R.D.Simone
May 17, 2015
(4 out of 5)
Shinwa Black Nodachi Ninja Damascus Steel Sword

Pretty nice piece. Excellent decoration piece. Will never know if it's combat ready because I'd hate to ding it up. P.S. try diamond stone sharpener - makes for a smooth edge.

Shinwa Black Nodachi Ninja Damascus Steel Sword
 

Mike Elias
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

 

RDBroyles
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.

 

Randy
Feb 14, 2015
(4 out of 5)
needs work

I have received my big sword was very impressed with it as my played with it a while and started polishing the blade notice as I was putting a light coat of oil on the blade my rag I could feel the burrs catch on the rag and if you look long enough at the blade you can see all the burrs , their are a lot of them, now my issue is how do I deal with them. Tried the white ceramic v finisher does not handle burrs very well ,going to try my leather belt to see if that helps.

needs work
 

BigDaddyOmar
Dec 16, 2014
(4 out of 5)
Not bad

Let's make this clear: This is not a sword for warfare! It seems a little too fragile to be swinging against another sword ( the handle and scabbard feel a little low quality) The blade is SHARP! I dug a notch in the scabbard because I was not careful. And the blade feels somewhat durable. Though I question the validity of the blade being Damascus (the patterns look like they were etched on) but all in all, you get what you pay for: A functioning decorative blade. And for a hundred bucks, not bad!

Not bad
 

Taylor McPhie
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!

 

Rohan Smith
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.

 

Zach
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.?

 

chris
Jun 24, 2014
(5 out of 5)
shinway cool

I really suggest getting this sword!!! I just received it for my birthday and I was expecting a descent sword but not quite like this. I was unaware it came in an ornate box first and the box is really cool! then opened that and the sword was in a black carry bag that was a good bag. then finally to the sword. It came with the blade covered in oil which is really good it shows they care about the product staying nice. then the black Damascus is NICE! looks really cool the shape of the blade is very good its set up to be functional and sharpened as much as needed but its very sharp to begin with. the only problem I saw is they should put a tip guard on the blade for shipping my blade hade the tiniest bend at the tip it was easily removed but none the less [email protected]!!! Overall Awesome piece of work Especially for the price!! get it trust me its a keeper

shinway cool
 

John
Jul 14, 2013
(4 out of 5)
Nice wall hanger, decent for practice

Nice. A bit cheaply made to rate a full 5 stars. And the weight is a bit off during practice. But worth the price. Visually, very striking when in scabbard. It's a solid are of shiny liquid blackness. I have it on a single sword mount on the wall, and it adds a really nice accent to the room. Without it looking like I'm a sword geek. The blade isn't back, it's a rust colored orange with black stripes thats supposed to loos like its Damascus steel. My blade had a few areas where it isn't polished along some of the stripes... Again, for the price, I'm not too concerned about it. Would recommend.

Nice wall hanger, decent for practice
 

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