Shinwa Dark Night Folded High Carbon Katana
46 KZ405BLPI
$204.98
$259.99
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  • Stunning 28" Damascus steel blade
  • Hand forged blade honed to razor's edge
  • Clay tempering imparts strength, flexibility
  • Genuine ray skin, cotton cord wrapped handle
  • Custom accents and embellishments
  • Hand lacquered hardwood scabbard
  • Overall length: 40 1/2"


In this katana, you are getting one of the greatest values on the sword market today. The 28" full-tang blade has been hand-forged of 1045 and 1060 carbon steel that has been folded 11 times resulting in 4096 layers. The hardwood handle is wrapped in genuine rayskin. It also features a brass habaki and menuki and an antique-finished tsuba and kashira. A wooden hand-lacquered scabbard houses this magnificent katana.

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.


Customer Reviews | Average Rating: 5.00 out of 5

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David Ocasio
May 03, 2019
(5 out of 5)
Absolutely Stunning

The sword is an absolute work of art. When it arrived I didn't expect it to come in the red display case it came with for starters, giving it a safe home for it to return to when I have done my daily routines with it. Aside from that, it holds a true katana edge, unlike Honshu swords with their knife bevels. As a matter of fact I took the faux leather wrapping and decorative metal pieces from my Honshu blade's saya (sheath) and used both of them to decorate the simple and plain yet stunningly beautiful saya. This sword already has its own personality given the patterning of the damascus, which will inherently be slightly different for each blade, and I am proud to make it my own with bits from rather less impressive purchases (Honshu I'm looking at you, your blades edge is trash but at least the faux leather wrapping looks pretty and can be replicated). Anyways, tl;dr, the sword is completely worth every penny you spend on it for the quality and presentation alone, not to mention the feel of it.

 


Oct 13, 2017
(5 out of 5)
Beautiful.

Wow. Most likely Shinwa's best.

 


Sep 25, 2017
(5 out of 5)
Great Sword!

I have many swords, most of them katanas. This Shinwa katana is by far the best quality sword I have purchased from the company. Very well put together with a beautiful Hamon line. You can tell it's not a fake Hamon via acid etch because it's only visible in the right light. Just like it should be to reveal a true clay tempered Hamon. The fit and finish is amazing and feels fantastic in the hand. I've done martial arts from child hood holding several black belts and even an international ranked 2nd Dan black belt with the Kukkiwon world Taekwondo federation. I don't mean to brag just want you to know I've held many weapons over the years and this one is by far the best katana for under $500.00.

 


Jul 11, 2016
(5 out of 5)
Overall amazing

I bought this sword a few weeks ago and it is absolutely fabulous. Taking price and quality and performance into consideration it's an amazing deal and is worth the purchase for anyone who plans to use or display it.

 

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