BKSHIP658
Musashi Dark Stallion Katana Sword 1060 Carbon Steel
$109.99
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  • 27 1/2 hand forged 1060 carbon steel blade
  • Clay tempered to produce a real hamon line
  • Genuine ray skin and cotton cord wrapped handle
  • Full-tang blade is double-pegged to the hardwood handle
  • Includes black cotton storage bag
  • Overall length: 39 3/4"


This Musashi Dark Stallion Katana sword features a hand-forged 1060 carbon steel blade that has not been fullered. The fullering process, sometimes called a bo-hi or blood groove, reduces the weight of the sword and allows for more nimble use of the sword. Thus, this sword is much heftier and can slice through thicker bamboo stalks because of its weight. The blade has also been clay tempered to produce a real hamon line and a blade hardness of 55 HRC. The full-tang blade has been double bamboo pegged to the hardwood handle for a truly battle ready sword.


Customer Reviews | Average Rating: 4.33 out of 5
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Great sword, slightly dissatisfied Reviewed by Patrick McManus on Nov 01, 2016   3 out of 5

I ordered this sword just a few days ago, and it came in the mail today.I was so excited for it, but when I got the sword, I noticed the Tsuba is rattling and slightly loose. I do not know what to do with it as of now , but I sadly don't trust it to stay together when I try to swing it.I suppose I will just use it as a display sword. I hope Budk can do something about this.



Beautiful Sword Reviewed by Nathan Cantu on Oct 07, 2016   5 out of 5

I just got this today. I love it. It came sharp. All the fittings are tight, no imperfections and it just feels great holding. It isn't as heavy as I expected it to feel but that isn't anything negative. With a little polish it came out looking amazing. I recommend this to anyone looking for a good sword without wanting to spend a ton of money for. You won't be disappointed.



Reviewed by Stephen Schroeder on Mar 08, 2016   5 out of 5

Musashi makes nice swords. They are not the top of the line, but neither are they the low end of the spectrum. I have four other swords of theirs and I have been happy with them all. This sword was no exception. :-) I got this one for several reasons. One, it is not black. The brown Tsuka with the speckled brown Saya is a nice change of pace for my sword rack. Secondly, it is my first non-fullered sword. It has a nice heft and cuts very well and still makes a satisfying Tachikaze when swung correctly. All the fittings were solid and tight. The Hamon is beautiful. The pictures here do not do this piece justice. For the price, you cannot go wrong. Catch it on a 20-30% sale and you have a real steal.



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