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This superior offering from Shinwa offers a 26 1/2" blade of Damascus steel that has been hand folded to deliver more than 2,000 layers of outstanding cutting power. It is built to perform with razor sharp edges on both sides! Measuring 39" overall, this sword features a hardwood handle that has been covered with ray skin and then traditionally wrapped in nylon cording.
First impression. This thing is sturdy. Looks to be really nice. Bought this for my wife for Christmas. I am pleased with the quality. I am sure she will like it as well.
Just got this katana in the mail today. Looking great and the material is legit. Looking to add another in the future.
Best sword i got from here got it a year ago, nice and heavy, the damacus is beautiful, just an all out wonderful sword definitely recommend it
The moment I saw this sword I knew I had to get it. The teal ito, the damascus steel blade, and the tsuba are beautiful works of art. The gift box was nice, and in excellent condition. I only have 2 minor complaints. 1. The blade rattles in the saya, much like my 1060 carbon steel Musashi katana. It's nothing to worry about. 2. The habaki is loose, and slighly rattles, just like the T10 Shijian katana I bought on Amazon, for $170. Honestly, I expected no less, seeing as how the sword was selling for $70. Other than that, I absolutely love the sword! It has taken the #1 spot in my collection as my favorite katana!
I was a bit skeptical about this sword at first because it was so cheap, but to my surprise this sword is very high quality. The blade came razor sharp and oiled. Comes in a nice box. When I first drew the sword I could feel how solid it was, nothing like the 40-50 dollar swords I’ve collected up til now. This sword is worth every penny spent. An excellent addition to my collection. This sword raises my expectations of future swords I will purchase. I would much rather have a sword of this quality than some of the ones I already own. If you’re considering this sword, it is without a doubt a great purchase.
I love everything about this Katana. Sharp, Beautiful Damascus, No loose fittings, It has a blood groove and a curved blade which is great. I love the color. Definitely get it if you can get a good deal on this. 5 stars!
What an exelent work of art ! I'd highly recommend this sword for new collectors.
I love this sword. This is my first katana, and boy am I impressed. The box it came in is very beautiful. I just wish it was the same color than the katana. This is my first Damascus steel to boot. You really hit it out of the ballpark this time, budk. Thank you.
This is a well made beautiful sword, glad I added it to my collection! Have not tested the full tang effectiveness, but I have tasted other shinwa full tang swords and they delivered great cutting abilities. Very happy with this product!
Worth every penny at $69.98. The edge will need some work to bring to truly sharp if that is what you're after but the real hard work was already done by someone who knew what they were doing. Very nicely made for twice what I paid. Shipped triple boxed as noted below with the inside being a nice wooden presentation box as Chinese manufacturers are known to do. My only complaint is that the presentation box is broken directly under where the tsuba sits. Could have happened anywhere along the way and there was no damage to the outer shipping box. Customer service happily offered to swap my sword/box for a new one or I could return it for a full refund but I'm very happy with everything else and did not want to bother with all that. Best return/satisfaction policy on the interwebs people. 60 days and you can say "Pffft I changed my mind". No chance I'm sending her back. I've owned many very nice knives in my lifetime but this is my first sword. I've wanted one for as long as I could read epic tales and have handled a few dozen from some real deal brought back after WWII to "holy cow this thing is cheap, and they want HOW MUCH?!?" The Shinwa Regal Teal is one of the best value swords I have handled in the under $200 price range. She may be my first, but she will NOT be my last! :) BTW this is how true Damascus blades were made. True Damascus was folded and that is where the pattern came from. This blade is crafted the same way. This blade has the true Damascus water patterns. The difference is nobody has been able to reproduce the composition of the steel used in true ancient Damascus blades. Those secrets have been lost to time. Few have even come close.
This sword was received in a box inside a box inside a nice presentation bos with hinges. I have read some other reviews and can only presume to have the pick of the litter so to speak. Entire sword is nice and tight with zero wobble. It is straight as an arrow and nicely sharpened. This will NOT shave yet you do not want to run your finger tip along the blade lengthways. Unless you like getting stitches. Sword and scabbard fit securely. Sword has coating of oil. I can find zero imperfections in the blade be it rust or rolled edge or scratch. Like I say,,,maybe I got the pick of the litter. Now for the CON: it is heavy. Maybe it should be. I am not a swordsmith. With the two handed grip I know I can swing lethal arcs and block with confidence in this blade. But this is not a fencing sword for sure. The weight I will get accustomed to and be better for the effort I suspect. End of the day,,considering price too ($69.00),,,,this is easily a six out five stars.
Must say for 70$ im very pleased though its a little cheap looking it feels great. It is a little on the heavy side. But for the price i do believe you are getting a fully functional sword. I give it 5 stars.
It's sharp Very nice design Nice curve to the blade which gives it a great cutting advantage. Blade looks very nice
Just got my katana today, Ordered it on the 22nd of october so it was a bit before it finally got to me. Came very protected, a box inside a box inside a box. Box-ception. But the final box had latches on it to keep it from slipping open. Katana also came with a bag to hold it in. Blade was oiled to protect it from rust and its a decent weight in hang. Will definitely buy from Shinwa again!
I'm pleased with my Katana... It has some weight to her though... the deep blood grove makes the sword worth the price... The Katana arrived to me in good shape, and had a nice coat of oil on the blade...the only problem the sword has is with the brass fitting... I didn't receive a decorative box... But over all, if I were given the choice again, I would buy it...
The sword arrived to me yesterday, and I must admit, i feel it is worth the money or monies... Sharp blade, full tang...I would rate this sword as 5 out of 5... I am happy with my decision to purchase this sword... The blade is slightly long, and shakes a lot to one side though, as long as this sword is 80.00, it's a deal
So I have been looking at this for a while now and after a few months of waiting on it I recently bought it. I have nothing but love for this sword. The comments that I have that would fall under the negative is that mine came a little loose but all of the loose hardware was easily able to be tightened up. That said I am very happy with this sword. The weight is balanced the blade came with a good edge, I still sharpened it a bit but I will do that with all edged pieces I purchase. This is a great katana to both display or actually use if needed. I recommend it for adding to a collection or starting your collection, especially for the price. It is not a fantasy piece so it is rugged and it doesn't cost so much that you would only want to display it and never use it.
Got this as a X-mas present as my first sword. I loved it and still do. It has an amazing bright teal color and an extremely sharp edge. The ONLY problem I had was the piece at the end of the hilt started to unravel, but this is an easy fix as I burnt the end of the string and have not had any problems since. Also great for slicing apples ;)
This sword is better than most if it's on sale for 80$ it's great but if it's 170$ it's a 4 out of five The blade itself is great looking especially the brass fittings the sheath as a whole is its weakness it is painted ok but not great and the actual it is a little bit to big so the sword does wobble on the inside but not to bad The blade also had a good coat of oil so it was in good condition on arrival the decorative box had two punctures on it but I blame shipping for that even so the box still had no damage on the top Overall if you want a katana in the price range of 80$ to 120$ get this or a Musashi
Beautiful display piece I ordered this about 2 weeks ago and I have to say I am outstanded about the quality of the sword it really does look like an authentic Japanese sword and is very solid and well built I don't plan on testing the blade but it feels solid and I believe we could use the sword for what it was intended to.
received my reagal teal katan today im am quite pleased with it the weight is good an it preforms outstanding nothing loose on it i will recomend it
When i opened the package it came in a beautiful wooden box lined in gold sheet, I love this sword it is truly amazing. Great buy.
I 100% agree with xeokym, these blades are beautiful yet functional, i give thanks to SHINWA artisans and designers for their hard work and honesty beyond appearances as well.
For the price this is a a really nice katana, both for display and actual use. Shinwa is a trustworthy name. If you want a folded steel (damascus) carbon blade that won't break the bank, this is it. Mine came razor-sharp. I've used it quite a lot for backyard practice chopping bamboo, water bottles & various other targets over the past 2 years & it's never bent, broken or chipped at all. The blade has quite a bit of spring to it, you couldn't put a bend in it if you wanted to. The handle is very solid. About a year ago I upgraded mine and replaced the zinc tsuba with a solid brass one, and the sword disassembles & goes back together very easily, nothing has ever come loose. Keep it well-oiled & this katana will give you years of fun, and makes an awesome display piece as well.
The one and only thing I was confused about is that the description says that the sword has a razor sharp edge on both side, when in fact the sword only is one sided and has no possible way of being sharp on the back. Other then that this is a great sword I was just under the impression that the back would be sharp as well
Shinwa swords are indeed true Damascus steel (folded steel.) Damascus steel takes a great effort and a long time to produce, because of this they do not waist the folded steel on tangs. Now you will hear the term , the tang is wielded on the blade, this means the tang is attached to the blade through the forging proses, not arc, mig, or tig wielded. Shinwa swords are very well made and are all full tang no matter how many pegs are holding the handle on. Know matter the reason why you want to buy a sword, the Shinwa swords are excellent swords for the money, you can not go wrong with a Shinwa. P.S. Shinwa blades don't scratch easily, if you think you scratched it clean it, the scratches will probably wipe rite off. Thank you your friend Daniel of Nebraska
ok so, my buddy chainsawelliott took this sword apart at my house and weve deduced it is full tang, double pegged, and not real damascus steel, youre not gonna find a real damascus sword at a price like this, but regular modern steels are just as good as any damascus sword anyway, weve been able to sharpen it to the point where we can cut small copper pipes with it, buy this sword if u have the cash
I got this sword as a gift for my girlfriend. She picked it out because she liked the color. The sword came in a beautiful display box and a black carry bag. Taking the blade out of the sheath was love at first sight. The damascus steel has an amazing swirl pattern. The scabbard has an impressive glossy finish. This was the sharpest out of the box blade I've ever received. I sliced paper with it and I have no doubt it is a battle ready sword. It's much too pretty to use but knowing you can use it if you have to is very comforting. I have quite a collection of knives, spears, axes, and swords but everyone seems to get lost in the damascus blade swirls.
This sword is utterly amazing. Out of the box I had my friends throwing various fruit at me and I could cut them clear in half. It is an amazing deal! A must have for collectors.
Beautiful is how I would describe this. The tsuba is mesmerizing and the Damascus is amazing, the wrap is vibrant and down right delightful the display box it came in is really pretty and it comes with a sword bag. I love this sword.
just got my teal damascus in today. came in a nice black wooden box with red dragons all over it and orange lining on the inside. very beautiful sword, looks just as it is in the picture. it has a really nice weight to it and very sturdy. also sharp but not razor sharp, but nothing a little fine sharpening wont fix. this sword is definitely worth every penny and then some.
ok, so this sword is boss, the damscus pattern looks great and the sword is insanely sharp (can be sharper) but is the sharpest our of the box ive ever seen, there is only one con that i just cant give this sword 5 stars for though, the blade WILL get scratched no matter how careful you are, it got scratched when i cut the cardboard box it came in. but if you can get over that then more power to you im fully satisfied with my purchase and will be buying from budk again, thanks budk.
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