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1045 Fully Handmade Quality Japanese Samurai Katana Sword
Warrior and Fuji tsuba, full tang, sharp edge, and functional
Approx 28.3″ blade 10.6″ handle & overall 40.5″
Wooden handle wrapped w/ray skin & cotton cord w/ golden Menuki
Brown piano lacquered wood with brown Sageo
Handmade Sword, is a well known and authentic hand-forge sword company. We are professional and specialized in hand-forging Japanese samurai swords. We have a full range of Katana, Wakizashi, Tanto sword and other sword’s accessories. Swords from Handmade Sword are all handmade in traditional ways by skilled and experienced swordsmiths. Handmade Sword strives for making the highest quality swords in the past decades. Which makes us one of the best sword sellers in this industry. We believe in keeping customers happy and providing them with the best sword at a competent price.
Traditional Forging Method: Heat Tempered or Clay Tempered.
Blade: All Handmade Sword’s blades are full tang, engraved with signature of sword smith. And it can be fully disassembled and assembled. Most of our functional blades are made of high carbon content steel. Also, there are blades made of stainless steel or aluminum alloy for Iaido training swords.
Tsuba and other fittings: Most fittings are made by brass. For Tsubas, we use coper, or brass, or iron, or alloy. It depends on each tsuba.
Handle and Saya (Scabbard): Wooden or other specified. Most handles covered by rayskin and Japanese cotton Ito.
1 Assembled Katana Sword with saya
1 Black Cotton Katana Bag
1 Tube Cardboard Katana Box
Sword Stand is not included.
The packaging was good. It came in a box that contained a tube that was solid and tough. The Sword was in a Black carry bag that I like, and held in the tube by Styrofoam, locking it in.
Upon unraveling the swords friendly captives, there was wrap around the oiled blade to preserver it. The Blade!
I have owned Hanwei swords in the past. I paid near a grand for them. Now I see the pricing on Amazon has some Hanwei swords really down in price, so I was going to get the Musashi Like I use to have for near to a hundred dollars. So why this one at 260? The Art and care. Every piece on this sword looks to be individualized and not merely a duplicate of some form. Handcrafted is what the company advertised, and I believe by the looks of this sword, that was indeed true, and you feel the quality in such a process.
In buying a sword, I did not want a simulated Hamon. It needed to be real. THIS SURE IS, and its beautiful wave was what I was looking for. The Saya even looks detailed and of good material. The Fudo on the Blade was why I chose this particular sword. I was worried about it looking cheesy, but in holding it and seeing it, it did not. Fudo was the selling point on why this sword over another by handcrafted swords. Now I Have a Samurai Sword with Fudo as the focus. In essence, the sword becomes more meaningful because of its link to the Fudo symbol.
Do you pay 100 dollars for a china stamped blade, or an extra 160 for a handcrafted Sword? I think I made the right decision to go a little bit more into it with the bucks. The price is rather absurd. Not in it being far too much but in that the price is very low for a piece of art like this. Competitive market drives down the price, but make no mistake, this is a high quality sword for the price, where just a few years back, would have fetched 1000 dollar range.
April 3, 2018
Great Shape Tsuka!
Saya is not tight at all
Mekugi a bit big
Now, The blade, is amazing! It looks awesome, The hamon is gorgeous, And you can actually see it WITHOUT light, Which is a huge plus for me, The blade has some thickness which i love, Came sharp as hell, No scratches of any kind, The blade quality is unbelievable for any price.
The tsukas shape is to put it simply awesome, Its like a cheness okatana mixed with a slight rikko style tsuka, The ito wrapping is tight, The samegawa is slightly above average, But the nodes are quite large, Which is good, The mekugi are actually rounded at the end, And sick out too much, For me anyway, The tsuba is great, Same with the fuchi n kashira, But the kashira came loose, Like id return it loose, But im putting a new tsuka on it anyway so its not a big deal, No fuchi issues, The habaki was a bit dusted, But damn near all habaki come like that strangely..
The blade is not actually 28.3 inches including habaki, I measured 27.2 on mine, Which i was a bit dissapointed since i like them longer, But not a huge problem, The tsuka is 10.9 inches, Not 10.6, Again not a big problem since im changing it. The ito and sage are a normal black cotton, The sage being a bit thicker then the ito, But both of good quality.
The saya, Looks amazing! The colors are out there, And they have texture to them, 60% of the flowers on the saya are impressed, So they push out n you feel them, Which i was hoping they were, the saya is a normal black gloss, I was hoping it would have sparkles, But thas not a problem, I will saya though, The colors of the saya arent as bright as pictured in the pic, There not a glistening gold, There more of an autumn gold, Again no problem, I cant tell if there horn at both ends, I do see an impressing on the top, But cant tell, I dont think so, But could be wrong, Either way its black, So its not a worry. The biggest problem, Is the saya fight, It literally wont stay on, Put sword in, Comes back out, However, After cleaning it of everything and a nice polish n exception of everything, The saya fits MUCH better, Still will come out, But you need ALOT more force then before
So thats pretty much it, The pros outweigh the cons, But overall for the price, These guys are good, And would RECOMMEND them, And i will buy from them again.
February 23, 2018
June 25, 2014
A visually striking sword, with sturdy fittings.
it’s one of the nicer Katanas you will find in this price range and I’m very pleased with my purchase.
the koshirae is beautiful, the wrappings are tight precise, and everything feels genuine.
the blade itself has been heat treated and the resulting hamon is prominent and real.
The mirror polished blade is flawless and extra beautiful because of the solid base without a bo-hi or groove.
The midnight blue tsuka-ito and saya really makes it stand out and impress your other sword-enthusiasts.