Musashi - 1060 Carbon Steel - Whirlwind Forged Katana Sword


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  • 27 1/2" 1060 high carbon steel full-tang blade with razor sharp edge
  • Hardwood handle with ray skin and cord wrappings
  • Hardwood scabbard with high quality piano paint finish
  • Steel tsuba with a detailed design that alludes to the wind
  • Dual bamboo peg construction for easy care
  • 55 HRC blade hardness
  • Measures 39 3/4" overall in length

Part of a new 1060 high carbon series from Musashi, the focus of this production was to forge the best blade possible for under $100. With the result being well within that goal, this blade is nothing short of an excellent value.

Handmade, the blade hamon is formed by the clay temper process during production. The blade is differentially hardened and comes extremely sharp. This sword is well balanced and the tight handle wrap feels great. Comes complete with a black cotton storage bag and Musashi retail box.

Musashi Whirlwind Tsuba Detail

About Musashi:

Miyamoto Musashi was a famous Japanese swordsman and is believed to have been one of the most skilled swordsmen in history. Musashi, as he is often simply known, became legendary through his outstanding swordsmanship in numerous duels, even from a very young age. He is the founder of the Hyoho Niten Ichi-ryu, or Niten Ryu style of swordsmanship and wrote Go Rin No Sho, The Book of Five Rings, a book on strategy, tactics, and philosophy that is still studied today.

Musashi writes about his first duel:
"I have trained in the way of strategy since my youth, and at the age of thirteen I fought a duel for the first time. My opponent was called Arima Kihei, a sword adept of the Shinto ryu, and I defeated him. At the age of sixteen I defeated a powerful adept by the name of Akiyama, who came from the prefecture of Tajima. At the age of twenty-one I went up to Kyoto and fought duels with several adepts of the sword from famous schools, but I never lost." -Musashi Miyamoto, Go Rin No Sho

It is notable that Musashi died of what is believed to be thoracic cancer, and was not killed in combat. He died peacefully after finishing the Dokkodo ("The Way of Walking Alone", or "The Way of Self-Reliance"), 21 precepts on self-discipline to guide future generations.

After his death various legends began to appear. Most talk about his feats in kenjutsu and other martial arts, some describing how he was able to hurl men over 5 feet backwards, other about his speed and technique. Other legends tell of how Musashi killed giant lizards in Echizen, as well as Nues in various other prefectures. He gained the stature of Kensei, a "sword saint" for his mastery in swordsmanship. Some believed he could run at super-human speed, walk on air, water and even fly through the clouds.
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Customer Reviews | Average Rating: 4.86 out of 5

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Gary Hill
Jun 15, 2016
(5 out of 5)
Very Pleased!

Well I've had this katana for about a month now, and I must say I am very happy with my purchase. The sword came sharp enough to cut but not quite as sharp as I would have preferred. Good solid tsuka (handle) with everything tight and secure. Very slight rattle while in the saya but not at all bad have to shake it fairly vigorously to get the rattle. You really cannot ask for a better sword at this price. Hamon looks really good and adds a touch of authenticity. I even got my name engraved on the blade not a true engraving more like an etching (which is actually better) and looks nice. Once again I am very pleased with this purchase.


Sep 23, 2015
(5 out of 5)
Outstanding for the price

Just received my sword, haven't cut with it yet, probably won't for a while. First off let me say this is a beautiful sword for the cost. It has its flaws, but it's not a multi thousand dollar sword. My sword has a couple of small discoloration on the blade, doesn't effect anything so it doesn't bother me. The mekugi are not flush and are in at a bit of an angle, but they are secure, so again, I don't really care. The handle wrap is cotton; functional and price effective to keep the sword price down, so I'm happy with it. The blade is beautiful, the hamon is real, the saya is solid and well finished, it's balanced we'll, razor sharp, and feels great in the hand. You want a display piece? But a display piece. You want a sword to use, even if it's only in the back yard, this is a great deal. And if you damage it, so was inexpensive, but another.


Jack Artz
Sep 16, 2015
(5 out of 5)
Well made

Just after WWII, the Japanese government ordered all family heirloom katanas to be turned over (public disarmament), and a friend of mine bought one and brought it home in 1945 from the Sasabi Naval Base in Honshu, Japan. It has since passed to me, and comparing the two, this Musashi katana is much better made. It fits in the saya very well, the habaki and tsuba are very tight and not loose. The sword feels balanced and not overly heavy, and you can tell by the scouring on the blade that it's been handled correctly at the forge. For a cheaper-priced katana, I'm very impressed. Also... the blade's edge isn't rounded like most, including my old one from Japan. It's very sharp, handle with care.


kimberlee hylton
Sep 12, 2012
(4 out of 5)

Wonderful katana Ive had it for a few days now and im more then happy with it its wonderfull reall light and fast. Beautiful real hamon with amazes me for this price. wonderfull attention to quailty. Im thrilled


Ricky Demitro
Mar 25, 2012
(5 out of 5)

Words cannot even describe how happy i am with this product!!!! Everything about this sword demands respect! The order came fast (2-3 days) and the sword itself had no real scratches on it. Unfortunately the Seppa had the word CHINA written on it which i didnt like but its kinda hard too see so i didnt really care. I highly recommend this sword too anyone looking for their first real battle-ready katana


brad carreiro
Sep 22, 2011
(5 out of 5)

I like this sword; definitely a well made fully functional weapon. You could tell by holding it. It's a tight and sturdy tool; great value for the money; more than I expected.

BTW True Swords is an excellent company. This was in my third order with them.


Micheal Daugherty
Sep 21, 2011
(5 out of 5)

Pretty awesome sword at a good price


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