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

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.

Customer Reviews | Average Rating: 4.58 out of 5
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A steal Reviewed by on Feb 12, 2017   5 out of 5

Aside from a hiccup in the quality of the original one I ordered, this is a fantastic sword. The first Shikyo budk sent me had a couple nicks in the leather wrap and the hardwood tsuka was cracked/separated along the bonding portion of the two halves which made it unsafe for use and resulted in a creaking sound when wielded. Budk sent me a replacement at no cost within about 7 days. The replacement shikyo is solid. Fantastic quality for a Chinese made sword and very, very sharp. This sword IS useable, but I do recommend only soft targets to avoid scratching or dinging the polished surface. Great buy. I'm very pleased with the cost/quality. This is not built like a cheap replica. It's the real deal. There's no need for a Harmon on these because the quality of the steel is superior to the traditionally welded and folded cakes of raw material full of slag.

Amazing! Reviewed by Nathan Cantu on Oct 08, 2016   5 out of 5

This sword is awesome! Great feel to it. The leather cord wrapping feels very comfortable in the hand. The blade is razor sharp and the balance is great too. I'm very very pleased with this sword! If anyone is skeptical in buying I'll tell you it's a great sword for the price. Definitely don't pass this one up!

decent wall hanger Reviewed by sethon smith on Oct 13, 2015   5 out of 5

it came fast from budk but after some cutting of small and soft materials in my backyard the already not so sharp edge dulled fast and even a large chip in the blade edge. the habaki is on the wrong way at a angle and the sword is slightly bent from out of the box. now that is all i can say bad about it, this sword is not meant to be a world beater but simply a cheap katana for simple backyard cutting now i can only semi recommend this sword but i do highly recommend budk

Great Sword Reviewed by Robert Gamble on Oct 10, 2015   5 out of 5

I have bought many swords over the years, this one is one of the very best, strong and sharp out of the box, this sword could last a hundred years fine detail.

Great sword for the $ Reviewed by Janet W Williams on Sep 26, 2015   5 out of 5

I have been a customer of BudK for years and this last purchase was well worth it. Besides getting The Dark Dragon Katana on BOGO I have been wondering what this sword would be like. I am very satisfied with the 1045 high carbon blade. The handle is awesome. Its wooden underleather and ray skin, not wrapped in nylon. This is my first sword that is not a Shinwa.This is my first blade from Shokoto and any person into swords will love this UNITED CUTLERY steel. Blade nicely sharp and has a small bit of flex. Perfect 29 & 1/2" mirror polished blade is made extremely well made. Cant say enough about it. The only thing I personally dislike is the CHINA stamp on the spine near the handle. Its already stamped "Handcrafted in China" already some minor sharpening and polishing this sword it really impressiv ! Definitely a good sword. Highly recommend !!! I bought 7 swords and this one and the Shinwa Teal Katana are the best out of them all. Really cool thing is they are curved nicely.

loose Habaki Reviewed by Manuel Chavez on Sep 11, 2015   4 out of 5

Just got this sword in the mail now, and the Habaki (Blade Collar) was loose, you could hear it clicking agianst the blade, over all this is a nice sword, but it needs to be inspected before shipping out. i was able to tighten the habaki, but still would rather have had not to, anyway i will give this a 4.5 due to loose parts.

my opinion Reviewed by on Aug 15, 2015   5 out of 5

Fantastic work . Thanks for the artisans of united cultery for crafting this beautiful work of art. Keep your blades true and people will be true to you.

Shikoto Katana Sword 1045 Carbon Steel Reviewed by on Aug 09, 2015   5 out of 5

the best sword you can buy made by united cutery

A Real Sword Reviewed by on Jul 30, 2015   5 out of 5

I've just got my Shikoto sword recently and like some others, was blown away! Not being a perfecta ado of the arts of swordsmanship or martial arts, have a love of blades & have my share of cheap or so-so blades/swords, mostly cool novelties ! This beauty is one that a novice can be proud of and can count on when hand combat rears it's ugly head! Mine, after examining closely is flawless & feels like swords I've seen at over twice this price point or better. Nice having the Bushido code also engraved & nicely done. Handle, fittings, etc. are all tight, hardwood scabbard & finish was mirror finish perfect & nice wrap. Some say the weight is a tad heavy, I like this as in combat this will finish your blows & wear down your opponent, if your not a whimp & can handle a little more blade. Edge came sufficiently Sharp! This is no toy! This will serve me just fine & take me on in to the other side! Best I've seen yet for the price offered! Get ya some and May you live up to Bushido Code stamped on the blade!

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!

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