Shinwa - Folded Steel Katana w/ 2000+ Layers - Monkey Tsuba


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  • 28 1/4" Damascus steel blade
  • 1024 layers of Damascus steel excellence
  • Simulated ray skin wrapped handle
  • Includes coordinating hardwood scabbard
  • Powerful full-tang construction
  • 41 3/8" overall length

Folded by hand nine times to produce 1024 layers, this blade comes highly sharpened and supported by a traditional full tang construction. The blood red wrapping provides a secure grip while offering striking contrast to the natural finished Damascus blade.

Dark design hues and Monkey tsuba artwork give this piece a personality all its own.

Features include:

  • Highly sharpened
  • Full tang and battle ready
  • Folded carbon steel Damascus blade with 1024 layers
  • Straight ninja-style blade geometry
  • Blood groove going the length of the blade
  • Monkey tsuba (guard) with matching fittings
  • Dark finished habaki
  • Ray skin handle with blood red ito wrapping
  • All metal fittings
  • Hardwood scabbard with high gloss black finish and matching wrapping

Measurements: 28 1/4 in. blade, 41 3/8 in. overall

hand forging samurai sword blades process

About Shinwa:

Shinwa swords are made by hand using traditional methods in the ancient sword-making township of Lonquan. The sword-making history of this town can be traced back to the twentieth year of the Guangxu in the Qing Dynasty – exceptional sword making continues there still today. The swordsmiths of Lonquan can apprentice for up to six years before they begin to forge these functional works of art on their own.

Each Shinwa sword is hand forged at temperatures of up to 1,100 °F and continuously heated, folded, hammered and shaped before being oil quenched and then straightened. Damascus steel blades are folded as many as ten times to yield up to 2,056 layers of premium Damascus steel. After quenching the blade is then ground and hand sharpened and polished by the swordsmith on a series of wet stones. Each set of these wet stones contains a finer level of silicate particles, which produces an even sharper edge. In the final stages of this painstaking process, the tsuka is wrapped and tsuba and other fittings are added before a thin coat of oil is added to the blade to prevent corrosion.

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Customer Reviews | Average Rating: 4.53 out of 5

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Customer Reviews

Derrick Williams
Mar 04, 2018
(5 out of 5)
Good companion!

I have recently purchased this weapon and it's a nice extension of one's arm...the pattern on the blade is mild but nice to look at. Performance is quite nice as it has withstood all but 1 material I have put it against and even then it was minimal damage to the blade that can easily be tuned with a stone. I won't say what that material is as finding out exactly what your weapon is capable of is part of the thrill. It's a nice example of what a good blade should be compared to a wall hanger. I would recommend this blade to those starting a collection and to veteran collectors like myself who understand the term I must express it's a "light cutter"...all in all a very nice blade to have in your arsenal.


Oct 04, 2015
(5 out of 5)

Another Shinwa that is well worth buying. A very , very nice addition to my collection.


Aug 17, 2015
(5 out of 5)
The Best Sword ever

100% Real Sword


Jun 16, 2015
(4 out of 5)
1024 layers

The sword has been folded only 10 times. Each time you fold it, you double the amount of layers.


Apr 23, 2015
(5 out of 5)

Wow first review!! I am very happy with this sword!!! I just got it and was so happy when I opened the box! It's beautiful yet deadly. Very nice! Another excellent choice from True Swords! I am really happy. Very satisfied.


Nov 11, 2014
(5 out of 5)
Great item

Great item. Very good quality. Would highly recommend!


Nov 10, 2014
(4 out of 5)
nice sword

It is a sturdy blade, but not as Sharpe as I had hoped. I fixed that rather quickly.


Dec 04, 2013
(4 out of 5)
its good

I had gotten this sword with a bit of hesitation on weather this sword is a sturdy or a sharp sword but once i had gotten it i was impressed that this sword was pretty sharp and well made even after hitting a wooden block it was still sturdy and no shacking with the blade all around its a good sword but it could be a bit sharper


Nov 08, 2013
(2 out of 5)
Cool buy

The sword is not worth the money unless your get the buy one get one sword free. Besides that its not worth the money at all. Not razor sharp out of the box. But that was expected since I got another sword for free. Hope this helped


mike pentycofe
Jul 23, 2013
(5 out of 5)
Shinwa Red Knight

I recently purchased this sword for my collection.It has a great feel to it. Shinwa makes a great product and is well crafted.This sword was worth every nickle, you will not be dissapointed. Thanks BUDK !!!


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