Shinwa Black Knight Handmade Katana / Samurai Sword - Hand Forged Black Damascus Steel - Razor Sharp, Full Tang - Fully Functional, Battle Ready, Ninja Sleek - Faux Ray Skin, Cord Wrap, Dragon Tsuba
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  • 28 1/8" Black Damascus blade
  • 1,024 layers of Damascus steel excellence
  • Faux ray skin wrapped handle
  • Includes coordinating hardwood scabbard
  • Powerful full tang construction
  • 40" overall length

This excellent sword from Shinwa offers a 28 1/8" blade that has been folded nine times to deliver 1,024 layers of outstanding cutting power. Features real Damascus steel with a heat-treated black finish and is built to perform with a razor sharp edge. Measuring 40" overall, this piece features a hardwood handle that is wrapped with faux ray skin and nylon cord. Includes coordinating hardwood sheath.

Customer Reviews | Average Rating: 4.20 out of 5
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I am very impressed Reviewed by on Dec 22, 2016   5 out of 5

Its vary beautiful Damascus steel sword I love how the sword feels its very very very high quality

You get what you pay for. Reviewed by Randall Perry on Dec 18, 2016   5 out of 5

It's a beautiful sword. It would make a great addition to a wall hanger collection, but battle ready it is not. My son and I put it up against some 2 liter bottles,16oz water bottles, and a water filled milk jug. Granted, this was right out of the box, no sharpening other than factory. It made short work of the milk jug. I was impressed. The 2 liters? Well, not all that impressive. They went flying across the yard. Thrusting was effective. It passed through all of the bottles effortlessly. By the end of our cutting test, the sword had a rattle in the guard and a warp in the blade. My kid still likes it, I guess that's all that matters in the end, but as far as taking this thing up against anything but a milk jug, I wouldn't recommend it.

Decent Reviewed by charles rivers on Dec 08, 2016   5 out of 5

from my point of view as a machinist working with all kind of metals this is NOT Damascus steel but it is folded steel. that being said the blade that i got was in good shape although i did not like the coating they put on it. it looked like "makeup". it was brown and black and all kinds of crap. what do you excpect for chinese made blades..( not a full tang but close) The parts that made up the sword as a whole were real metal..copper plated at least..or brass..not much plastic here. some glue..i doubt the authenticity of the ray skin but thats another issue i wont bother with. didnt like the handle -soft was split..and it took me awhile to sort out the wrapping which was simple flat nylon chord. easilly removed . all in all i would have made it differently but since i dont have a forge or the materials on hand i'd say this is a decent sword.. blade metal is good..take it apart..clean it up..defeinitely change the handle

Georgous Sword Reviewed by on Nov 09, 2016   5 out of 5

This is my first Damascus blade and I love it. I knew it wouldn't be razor sharp, so that wasn't a problem with me. Is everything I expected and more.

Great Sword Reviewed by Michael Mathews on May 05, 2016   5 out of 5

Nice sword to say the least. I have several authentic vintage Japanese swords and although it is not up to those standards or to those of a modern combat blade I believe it is an exceptional value for the price. My sword and it's fitting are nice and tight. The blade is sharp but not razor sharp. A beautiful display piece that would be functional in a pinch.

Beautiful blade Reviewed by on Apr 06, 2016   5 out of 5

This is my second Shinwa sword. Now im no expert and have read the reviews. The blade i got was "fecus brown" (as another reviewer wrote). It is BEAUTIFUL!! You can see layers of steel from black to bronze & brown. I thought the blade would be black layered and im sure some are. I love the blade i got!! The handle and tusba are tight. I cant tell you in words how nice this sword really is. It will be on my wall with my first Shinwa. I would also recommend a cleaning kit as it will need to be cleaned when you get it. Also remember this type of blade will need to be cleaned and oiled periodically to prevent rust. But thats just fun stuff to me. Thank you Budk. WARNING! Sword Collecting Can Be Addictive.. ;)

Impressed Reviewed by Glen Stockdall on Apr 01, 2016   5 out of 5

This is my first battle ready sword and I'm impressed with it. I've always wanted a real katana ever since reading the book and seeing the movie "Shogan" as a kid.

Good Quality Reviewed by Peter Kelley on Mar 29, 2016   5 out of 5

The Damascus pattern, on mine at least, is a beautiful black and red. Very good fit and finish. I don't plan on using/abusing it so I can't comment on its strength or durability.

Reviewed by Joseph Vickers on Nov 10, 2015   2 out of 5

Shinwa Damascus apparently gets waves in the cutting edge and bends when it hits anything harder than leather. I literally bent my blade hitting the broad side of the blade against the stalk of an umbrella plant. Great show pieces, not meant for any actual use; cut things at your own risk!

... Reviewed by tj frye on Jun 23, 2015   3 out of 5

so, the handle was amazing, the tsuba made me happy & the sheathe was awesome... Then I pulled the blade out. For 1, the sheathe must've been badly made because every time I unsheathe the blade, sawdust is on the blade. Plus, the blade isn't black like they said... I was so excited to own a beautiful blade that resembled black wood... But it was like a feces brown. Not pleasant to look at... At all. Nevermind that the sword isn't actually Damascus steel but rather just folded steel... Damascus is stronger. But yea, I wish the sword could've at least been the right color

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