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Shikoto Katana Sword 1045 Carbon Steel
List Price: $259.00
$149.99
$99.98

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The Shikoto brand delivers another superior example of the Japanese katana. This is the Shikyo (Japanese for "death") katana. This sword measures 43 1/8" and features a mirror polished 29 1/2" blade of heat-forged 1045 carbon steel with a heavy blood groove. The blade tang has an exclusive stamp that can only be found on a Shikoto sword blade. The Bushido Code's seven virtues: rectitude, courage, benevolence, respect, honesty, honor and loyalty are laser etched on the blade.

  • 29 1/2" 1045 carbon steel blade
  • Hardwood handle wrapped in ray skin & leather
  • Bushido code stamped into the blade
  • Includes coordinating hardwood scabbard
  • Powerful full-tang construction
  • 43 1/8" overall length

Customer Reviews | Average Rating: 4.30 out of 5
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OMG Reviewed by Frank Zelinski on Jul 27, 2015   1 out of 5

Was blown away with this piece! Very NICE blade , once cleaned of plastic and oil, fell in lust with this CS wonder!!! Though a little heavy, excellent starter Katana or collectors item, could not make up my mind, so I just ordered another today!



Shikoto Battle Forged United Cutlery Black Shikyo 1045 Carbon Steel Reviewed by Kwangho Kim on Jun 30, 2015   4 out of 5

There are a lot of mixed reviews about the United Cutlery Black Shikyo. Here is an unbiased, reliable, customer review. When the Shikyo arrived, the very first thing I noticed was that the handle and fittings were all very tight, no slack or move at all. The Shikyo is notorious for having a saya scabbard, that is a hard fit but mine came perfect. Upon removing the blade from the sheath, the sword came wrapped in a plastic wrap to keep the sword oiled I believe. The blade itself is very straight, the balance of the blade rests 4 fingers away from the gaurd but the quality for the price is a steal in my opinion and compared to other full tang swords around the same price range. The blade does come sharp but not extremely sharp, If you are a beginner or looking for a great quality sword for a low budget the Shikyo is definitely a gem. The only problem I had and the only reason why this sword is not 5 star quality is because the 2 wooden pegs that hold the blade in the handle were not properly installed. Both of them were sticking out quite a bit and I could not remove the 2nd peg. Eventually I will so I can properly inspect the blade and care for it. Overall 4/5 stars. Great quality for an extremely low price I highly recommend this sword to any beginner or any enthusiast on a budget. The shikyo is a beautiful, sturdy katana that will not break like any other katanas around the price range. Get yours today!



shikoto united black 1045 katana Reviewed by ray blundell on May 08, 2015   5 out of 5

I really like the fittings,they are all tight.Love the tsuba,like it's size.The suka or handle-leather is fairly tight,mekui pegs centered correct no gaps.Sheath is similar to my ronin dojo modles with out the bull horn.The blade is nice love the dubble bo/hi,maybe light to medum nuki on blade.The engraving on blade look great.Have cut 5 beach matts with pool nuddle inside which is about 6 1/2 wide no probem plus numerous water bottles.The price 99.98 was a steal,very happy with purchase.



Amazing Sword Reviewed by George on Dec 25, 2014   5 out of 5

The provided picture of the sword does not do it justice. When I received the sword it almost brought a tear to my at the magnificent beautyvof it. The blade is sturdy, and is as sharp as it is described. The blade has an incredible mirror finish as well as a breath taking tsuba and tsuka. Although it is not stated or very easily seen this sword is capable of being dismantled and does come with a sturdy menuki and mekungi. As stated in previous comments the sword is a little tricky to remove from the saya at first but the more it is drawn the easier it will become. I would strongly recommend this to a friend because it is both beautiful and sharp and was made with superior craftsman ship.



Handles like a katana cuts like a light saber Reviewed by Johnthezombieslayer on Jun 21, 2014   5 out of 5

I got this sword a few weeks ago and it is awesome! Comes pretty sharp but I put a better edge on it. At first it was really hard to draw from the Saya but after a few times it does just fine. It has a very beautiful handle and great detail even though it's not the traditional katana design. One review says the tsuka is a little thick from the leather wrap but it's not at all it's a regular width for a katana. Another review also said it was a bit heavy but that's not true either, it's the same weight as any other real katana. I got the shinwa black knight Damascus katana (ninja-to) and its a great sword as well but this one puts it to shame! The sword is just amazing and I couldnt ask for a better battle ready katana at a better price. I've done alot of backyard cutting with it since I got it and it amazes me every time. Ps. The pictures don't do the sword any justice. It is truly a masterpiece you would have to see in person



United Black Shikyo Katana Reviewed by mike pentycofe on Apr 14, 2014   5 out of 5

I purchased this sword some time ago . It was the sharpest sword that I have bought ! I would certainly say it was battle ready !A great value for the money. Thanks again BUDK !!!



Not a joke Reviewed by Greg on Jan 13, 2014   5 out of 5

This sword has a standard length handle that is a tad thick with the leather. The blade is a inch over average length and has a heavy guard, which is why previous posts have said the blade feels heavy I'm sure. The swords top notch the fittings are tight, the metal passed cutting and bend tests without a hiccup . Only seen 3 swords in the hundred or less category even come close to this level.



amazing katana Reviewed by D. on Apr 19, 2013   5 out of 5

this sword is an amazing katana. it is slightly heavier than my others but this is a katana that will have your friends jealous. it is tight in the saya at first but it later finds the perfect fit. when in a slow practice with shikyo and one other katana, the edges accidentally met yet there was not a scratch on it(the other has a notch). if you take good care of this sword and keep it oiled, it will remain sharp and beautiful



Well made Reviewed by Duane on Jan 04, 2013   4 out of 5

amazing sword for the price. Kinda an odd style for a katana if it's not your thing.



its okay Reviewed by Zack on Jan 02, 2013   4 out of 5

I got this sword as a birthday present and it is okay. I personally think it could be a little less expensive. It's unusually heavy and has a bit of a difficulty drawing it from the Saya; it needs a bit more umph than usual. I don't see how it could be drawn with the thumb. However, That being said, its very nice on the eyes. The black finish on the Saya is glossy and nice, and the tsuka (handle has a nice grip, although it's a little short for my preference. All that aside, however, it is a pretty nice sword. I have another from united which is my all-time favorite but I'm not sure bud K sells the product anymore, much to the dismay of many. But this is quite nice and I would probably buy it again.



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