Shinwa - Crimson Damascus Handmade Ninja-to Sword


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  • Hefty Damascus steel blade
  • Deep blood groove spans blade
  • Cast metal dragon tsuba
  • Brass-plated menuki
  • Ray skin & cord wrapped handle
  • Hardwood lacquered sheath
  • 40" overall length

Full tang, fully functional damascus blade ninja sword with liquid black finish! Crafted with a strikingly beautiful Crimson Damascus blade and hand honed to a sharp edge. Two pieces of high carbon steel are folded together to create the layered Damascus blade. A black oxidized finish is then applied, resulting in a deep liquid black appearance which highlights the intricate layers of steel. More than just good looking, this straight bladed katana is a real cutter. Suitable for training and cutting tatami mats in addition to being a prominent collection show piece. Other features include: Ray skin handle with earth-tone nylon wrapping. Matching scabbard wrapping. Hardwood scabbard with lacquered high gloss black finish. Black finished habaki. All metal tsuba (guard) and fittings. Dual bamboo tang pegs Measurements: 28 1/2 in. blade, 40 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: 4.67 out of 5

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Jun 08, 2016
(5 out of 5)

I did a lot of research before I bought these, as it was my first sword. I felt confident when I pulled the trigger on these and I absolutely love it! I have sliced a few odds and ends and it is holding up perfectly! I would highly recommend these!


Mar 15, 2016
(3 out of 5)
Good Enough? 3.5

With help from customer service I was able to find out these have an HRC of ~45. This is a beautiful sword. Very well put together and the tsuba (guard) has a very cool design. The wrap is very tight and looks good too. Came sharp right out of the box but could have been sharper I think. I got this during the bogo deal and am I glad I did. Only real complaint is that one of them curves ever so slightly to the left and the other slightly more to the right. These are my first swords so I don't know if this is something that just happens and how much it will affect cutting.


Stanley LaRue
Feb 29, 2016
(5 out of 5)

i got this sword as a BOGO and they are both Outstanding. solid construction. beautiful swords. nice weight. very sharp. had one little hicccup with delivery, but as always TS came through incredibly fast. only one regret is that i didn't buy more while they were BOGO.


Mar 19, 2015
(5 out of 5)

By far best sword I have seen!! I love japanese culture and blades this one is detailed and brown Damascus blade impresses all I show it too. I will be buying other swords soon.


Mar 10, 2015
(5 out of 5)
Beautiful sword

Previous review is totally valid, this sword is even more stunning when it has a fresh coat of oil on the blade. The sword stays in the scabbard fairly well, can spin the scabbard an the sword doesn't come out, but its close lol. One of my other swords from BudK sits super tight and I really like that.


Nov 26, 2014
(5 out of 5)
Exceeded Expectations

I am new to collecting bladed weapons, and I have been on this site building an extensive wish list. It paid off this past birthday when I received this sword as a gift. From the pictures on the site, this sword was aesthetically pleasing, but when I took it out of the box I realized just how beautiful this sword really was. I'm 45 years old and I was acting like a 12 year old boy over this gorgeous weapon. This thing is razor sharp and ready to perform as intended! I have my eye on a couple of other higher end swords offered by BudK.


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