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1045 fully handmade quality Japanese samurai katana sword
Kami motif tsuba, full tang, sharp edge and functional
Approx. 28.3″ blade, 10.6″ handle and overall 41″
Wooden handle wrapped with ray skin and black cotton cord with Menuki
Red lacquered wood with a black ring-carved section at the mouth and with black cotton 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.
I have returned it, as it was not what I was looking for. Return shipping is $28.00, so I get to eat that.
Handmade and Hand forged are two different things. This sword was heavy, probably twice as heavy as a traditionally made Katana. It appeared to be Stainless Steel stock removal blade with a false hamon line. It was not Damascus as lead to believe.
“Traditional Forging Method: Heat Tempered or Clay Tempered”. It was not clay tempered, looked to be an etched hamon.
The saya had very visible defects in the workmanship, looked gouged in many places and the lacquer paint was over the defects, which means they made it this way. I would say these were probably factory seconds or thirds on the saya.
The handle Tsuba and back were decent and tight, everything there looked proper. It came with a black sword bag. Which was also a plus.
If you want a wall hanger or display, this will probably work for you. If you want a cutter, it will not.
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.
March 15, 2017