Shinwa Regal Tan Katana / Samurai Sword - Hand-Forged Damascus Steel Blade - Coordinating Hardwood Saya / Scabbard - Genuine Ray Skin Tsuka / Handle, Tan Ito / Cord - Ornate Tsuba / Guard, Menuki
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  • Genuine masterpiece of traditional Japanese swordcraft, handmade by seasoned artisans with meticulous attention to detail
  • Hand-forged full tang 28 1/2" Damascus steel blade boasts both beauty and brawn; impossibly sharp edge, tough spine; display-worthy allure, yet powerful enough for any real-world cutting task
  • Master swordsmiths painstakingly and repeatedly fire, fold, hammer-weld two high carbon steel varieties to yield Damascus steel's breathtaking layering; acid etching highlights vivid contrasts
  • Handcrafted tsuka cloaked in delicately textured genuine ray skin same and soft tan ito; traditional wooden mekugi provide stability, classic touch
  • Flawlessly cast tsuba, kashira, menuki - Tsuba features ornate mythical snow monkey relief designs; menuki a scaly dragon motif; all three bathed in a rich dark glazed patina
  • Coordinating black hardwood scabbard gingerly hand-lacquered, polished to stately gloss; offset with tan sageo that matches like-colored tsuka ito
  • Overall length: 39 1/2" - the quintessential full-sized Japanese samurai sword

Shinwa swords have a quality standard like no other, and you won't find a more functional or beautiful katana at this price! The Regal Tan Damascus Katana features all the bells and whistles you'd expect and delivers stunning style, as well! Hand forged by seasoned swordsmiths, it features a 28 1/2" Damascus steel blade and powerful full tang construction. The handle is traditionally wrapped in ray skin and tan cord. The menuki and tsuba are cast metal and a coordinating hardwood scabbard is included. You want the best? This is the best! Hands down!

Customer Reviews | Average Rating: 4.57 out of 5
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Good Katana for the price. Reviewed by Newton Revell on Jun 15, 2017   5 out of 5

Just received this sword. It joins a collection of about a dozen Katanas, plus other swords, of various price ranges and quality levels. This sword is about lower midrange. The blade is reasonably straight, though shows it's being hand forged. The Damascus style folded pattern is nice. Edge is pretty sharp, passing the paper test, except the forward half of the tip, which is quite dull. The tsuba, with a mother and baby monkey design, is a bit loose. Overall, there is somevrattle, though the handle has two pegs securing it. I like the tan cording, but the hardware are all very plain and unadorned, with artificial aging patina. The menuki are flattish dragon shaped but blackened, being hard to see against the blackened rayskin. Weight and balance is good, aided by the fullers. The "piano-black" scabbard is average. This sword comes well packaged, in a satin-lined wood display box that is nicely made, with two hinged metal clasps and the outside in a red on black floral pattern. A black cotton sword bag is included too. Overall a nice package, though the fancy box could have been better omitted in favor of better hardware and attention to detail. I would give it four stars out of five. Also the description says it's "made by western smiths", but the blade has a laser etching near the tsube stating "manufactired in China" and other info. The Shinwa name and logo are etched on the other side. I am pleased with this sword, but expected a bit better detail.

Great Value Reviewed by on Mar 20, 2017   5 out of 5

Best sword for the money. Real folded steel, nice pattern. Fully functional sword. I'd bought the Regal Damascus Wakizashi and HAD to get the matching Katana. You will not be disappointed.

VERY SURPRISED Reviewed by Adrien Bellomo on Mar 15, 2017   5 out of 5

I've always wanted to own a proper katana and I saw this on sale. Has an old WW2 military style with the tan cord, may I add was very tightly wrapped. Blade wasn't "scary deadly" sharp but that's what sharpening is for. Also the Damascus banding waves gave the blade a very attractive touch. I honestly did not know what I was really going to get but no bait and switch here. This is exactly what is pictured.

Not sharp Reviewed by David Baker on Mar 09, 2017   1 out of 5

The blade I got was not sharp enough to cut paper. After applying some oil and waiting a bit it still could not cut paper or water jugs(filled). May request a return.

Beautiful Sword Reviewed by on Jan 24, 2017   5 out of 5

I like the look of the blade and also the way it feels in my hands, the blade is very sharp and strong definitely a great buy. I will continue buying from this company in the future and would recommend this company to anyone looking for working swords at a low price. Over all, the presentation of the decorative box and the sword is the best I've seen. Thank you for good quality at a low price.

,2nd review Reviewed by Jerry Parks on Nov 28, 2016   5 out of 5

I sharpen the blade to a razor edge cause that's how I keep all my blades" you can shave with my blades! Any questions that this is Damascus steel" I can assure you" it is being a welding inspector for NASA the steel has a great hardness it took 3 days for me to get the razor sharp edge" 24 hours a day less it took me to sharpen my buck knife" my buck knife has kept the razor edge for a year I expect this Tan Katana will do even better! You can't mess up with this great Kantana! A great buy! At a great price!

Far Nicer Sword Reviewed by DANIEL VOGES on Nov 24, 2016   5 out of 5

This Shinwa Regal is far more magnificent then the original production models. This is one great sword, I have used one of these Regal swords for several years, it's one of my favorite swords, it takes a beating and keeps on cutting. This sword also holds an edge very well, I sharpened it about two years ago and is still razor sharp. You can't go wrong with a Shinwa Regal Sword. Thank you. Daniel of Nebraska.

Great Katana Reviewed by Jerry Parks on Nov 23, 2016   5 out of 5

A great sword everything was tight well made" very impressive" Sharp" very pleased" I don't do bottle cutting but I know there would be no problem" all my blades are razor sharp I only use them if I need too! Thanks BUDK" For an awesome kantana our business together has just begun! Thanks again! Beautiful!

Got it in a mystery bag Reviewed by shaun bersch on Jun 15, 2016   5 out of 5

My came with some defects but I bought it like that, but even with the defects this is still an awesome blade to wield. This is going to be my practice katana. It cuts though almost everything with ease. Blade is super sharp, which is a plus. Most blades aren't this sharp but Shinwa usually makes a quality piece and this is no different.

Stout Blade Reviewed by Gabriel Stufflebean on May 09, 2016   5 out of 5

Works for me.

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