Shinwa Black Damascus Undead Katana-40 1/2" overall


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  • 28 1/2" Damascus steel blade
  • Green blade finish
  • Custom tsuba and menuki
  • Faux ray skin handle with cord wrappings
  • Coordinating hardwood scabbard
  • 40 1/2" overall length

Are you prepared for the impending zombie apocalypse? With this hand forged Shinwa Black Damascus Undead Katana by your side, you'll be prepared to fend off walkers at a moments notice! The impressive 28 1/2" razor sharp blade offers an eye pleasing heat-treated black finish. The ray skin wrapped handle is accents the decorative guard and brass finishing. Includes matching black scabbard, measures 40 1/2" 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: 4.33 out of 5
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Douglas Beatty
Jul 03, 2018
(5 out of 5)
A fantastic value. Five Stars!

Just unboxed mine, bought this to start a project for a fantasy display piece. This sword and another saya maybe a nice tsuba. The colored blade is a personal taste, I would rather have plain unadorned folded steel but this is lovely. The sword fit snugly in the sheath, the parts all fit together well, blade is sharp but not razor sharp, slight bend to the right as you look down the spine with the blade towards the floor. My name is Doug Beatty but I've been a Mall Ninja since 1978 so most of you should call me Master Beatty.. Have been swinging a Cold Steel 1907 Cutlass for about a decade, heavily into CS sword/machetes and the Chinese war sword machete is my favorite. I like this blade and would totally Mall Ninja this sword. Can't rule out the occasional two liter starting ish and getting cut down by this blade. We will not be chopping bushes, rope, critters, wood, metal, any combination of the foregoing. For a straight blade to practice your form with and an unusual display piece, do this. at this price it has to be five stars!


May 28, 2015
(1 out of 5)
This cant be Damascus steel

The unboxing of this sword was ok, it did not come in a nice case just a brown box and a black sleeve. Fist thoughts, the sword looks really nice, the tang looks great with the Damascus pattern. I mean the construction of this thing feels absolutely solid. The sword did not come razor sharp but merely dull, in other words it couldn't even pass the paper test. First test, I cut a one inch limb on a tree, took 5 descent swings to cut this limb. Now remember I did not go hard here, just testing the durability of the tang and handle. After this small test I came to the conclusion that this sword is in fact basically a really solid sword for display only. This sword is by no means battle ready. After careful examination of the tang, I noticed the tang was bent in the middle and the hand guard came loose, was rattling slightly. Remember this was only five medium swings at an almost an inch thick limb, also on a very soft wood oak tree. The design on the tang started fading away where the blade hit the limb. This brings me to believe that this is not Damascus steel. I would like to say that this is 420 carbon steel because the steel is so soft and bends so easily, but im no expert. I would have given this a zero star rating if I could but I went with a one star rating because it is a beautiful to look at sword. Look at only.. All in all I guess you get what you pay for. I paid less than 70 bucks for this so im not too much worried about it, I was able to get the bend out mostly but there is still a little crimp in the tang, so I will just hang it up as a conversational piece.


matthew swaney
Mar 11, 2015
(5 out of 5)

beautiful sword but it isnt as sharp as i thought it would be,also there is some kinda stuff in the sheath where every time i pull the sword out its covered in this white stuff,still amazing and very happy with it


Dec 07, 2014
(5 out of 5)
Shinwa awesome

Yet another awesome sword from shinwa. It's so nice to see a real sword with the toxic green wrap.. Shinwa should combine this sword with the BLUE KNIGHT tsuba.. It would be epic!! and sell 1000's.. I have dozens of shinwas now and love them all. Great quality low priced swords. These shinwas with the orange Damascus are some of the most beautiful blades on the market for this price... LOVE THE ORANGE Damascus.. BUDK IS THE BEST!!.. Buy this sword you won't regret it..


Mathew Thompson
Dec 03, 2014
(5 out of 5)

Badass! Although they don't show it well, the blade is frakin' awesome with its orange pattern


Nov 25, 2014
(5 out of 5)

I thought that this sweet ass Japanese blade was sick!!!!


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