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Shinwa Black Knight Handmade Katana


Shinwa has the katana for your collection and the knife you need to carry. From Damascus swords like the White Knight Katana to pocket knives like the Zhanshi Assisted Opener, you’ll find exactly what you need. A swordsmith hand-forged each blade, using ancient methods, and that’s the Shinwa difference!

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  • Why should I choose Shinwa Swords?
    You won't find a line of swords more packed with value for the price than Shinwa Swords. Each is hand-forged, sharpened and polished by an expert swordsmith, using time-honored techniques.
  • Are Shinwa Swords functional or false-edged?
    All Shinwa blades are hand-forged of premium steel, making them resilient and then sharpened to a keen edge.
  • Does Shinwa Swords carry anything else other than swords?
    Yes, Shinwa has expanded its line to include cleaver knives, pocket knives, folding razors and sleek, modern ulu knives.

Shinwa Sword Making Process

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.