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This affordably priced Musashi katana sword features a hand-forged 1060 high carbon steel blade with a traditional fuller groove and hand-sharpened edge. Traditional elements abound, including an attractive habaki, tsuba, menuki and kashira. The handle is encased in genuine ray skin with heavy cord wrappings. A hand-painted scabbard houses the 27-1/2" blade.
I absolutely love it! The color is beautiful. The weight is nice and it feels sturdy. Everything fits well and tight. Nothing wobbles or wiggles. The color is absolutely stunning, it looks black in low lighting but as soon as you get it under light, it is a stunning deep burgundy color and I absolutely love it. I am so, so, SO happy to have this as my first Katana, and I was a bit shocked that it came with a name given to it. It's name being Ryu. It also came with instructions for sword care and maintenance, so that's helpful if you happen to get the kit. I also got it engraved with the statement "Memento Mori" which means "Remember Death" in Latin, and I am not disappointed with the print. Only problem was that since the blade is coated with oil, wood shavings from the inside the sheath stuck to it. It was easy to just blow off with pressurized air and really was the only problem, besides the guard. The guard is a stunning design of a dragon but it feels a bit weird if you stick close to it while wielding the sword. But other than that, it's an absolutely amazing sword. Definitely will be buying from Musashi again!
My musashi arrived today and I am a very satisfied owner. I study martial arts but not that much with the Katana. I do not want anything hanging on my wall that is not functional. I got the 1060 carbon blade as this steel is harder than the 1045 but yet very durable. When I first opened the box I thought they sent me the wrong saya as I ordered the burgundy and it looked black.That was until I took it out in the sunlight and the deep rich burgundy color was revealed. Of course getting my first Katana I had to try it out on something. Not wanting to nick or mess up the blade I went to our garden where we just finished picking corn. Wouldn't you know it.Those green corn stalks started attacking me and me and my Katana went through the corn field like a combine. Im very satisfied with the fit and finish and the fast delivery by true swords. I know that this will never be my primary defense weapon or every day carry like my Glock but it is comforting to know it is within reach if I need it. Much thanks to true swords.
I am no expert and i have not done any cutting with it so I can’t say about how strong it is but as for looks, this sword is amazing.The saya Is absolutely beautiful and the Ito wrap feels tight and every thing feels solid. great sword
First time buyer. Was very.. very pleased. Very good quality, sharp right out of the box. Well made, not loose at all. Will be purchasing more styles in the future.
As I said when texting my review for the shinwa fiery inferno damascus, I got these swords yesterday and not to discredit the shinwa, but the musashi is easily the baddest and best tool I've ever had the privilege of owning. It is also the lightest,sturdy,flexible and durable tool I've owned. When wielded right and practiced swings are done it sings such beautiful notes. Most other swords have to be swung much harder and faster to achieve this. Very much worth the money and I would definitely recommend this to any body who's serious about bushido or the art of the sword. For beginners I'd suggest a boken or cheaper made sword due to the fact that you will eventually destroy it. Lol. Thanks for the beautiful swords True Swords. Great thinking on getting and keeping these in stock. Keep up the good work.
Gorgeous sword, feels amazing I'm my hands and is weighted great. For under $100 this blade is AMAZING! Came super sharp and nicely oiled, letter of authenticity and all the details of the sword on it. Follows samuri custome by having a name. Mine is named "Shirakawa" and the Saba was a very dark red(burgundy). Couldn't be happier with this sword. There is no room for disappointment when buying musashi steel. <br />Thank you true swords for yet again delivering quality!
For the price you can not get a better Sword. I wish I would have known about True Swords along time ago. They were helpful and the sword showed up very quickly.<br /><br />As most of the reviews about this Katana go they are absolutely correct, everything is in the right place. This sword is an actual Katana the only difference I can see between an actual Japanese Katana and this item is the steel. Japanese Katanas are made from sand found in Japan and this sword is made from obviously steel from somewhere else... Out of the large number of swords I own I am extreamly satisfied with this one it is my favorite. I plan on getting another one next month.
The blade and sheath were both in perfect condition upon arrival. There was not a scratch to be found. My only complaint is that the sword came coated in a thick oil with much dirt and grime. I wiped the blade and clean and oiled it so now it is amazing. Thank you true swords.
It's just what I wanted. Excellent look, feel, handling. Looks and feels like it should cost MUCH more. This is the nicest sword I've seen or handled. yes, I'm a newb, but to my beginner's eyes and hands this is an awesome Katana for the price. I have what I now know to be a beater sword I got from a mall for more than twice what this one cost and the blade is no comparison on that one to this one. No joking or understatement this is a sharp sword. Entire length of the blade is sharp enough to slice paper like a razor. The hamon is subtle but clear. The wrap, tsuba, saya fit, and all fittings are just right. I found out about this sword series from the Sword Buyers Guide, as well as that site pointing me to True Swords and I'm glad it did. I'm a fan of True Swords, the Mushashi Products, especially the 1060 line, and expect to enjoy this Katana for many years.
This is truly an awesome katana. You can just tell that there is quality craftmanship, even at this price point. I was so excited when I received this that I must have appreciated it for about 30 minutes! Everything feels tight and good, just like a katana should be. Very impressed with True Swords' customer service; I had an issue with this katana and they provided options for me... I went with a different design and they delivered! I am one happy camper! Thank you, True Swords! You've got a lifetime customer :)
Btw, I'm 43 and didn't buy this to swing around and chop stuff up.<br />Bought for the visual aspect.<br />They sent the wrong color. Ordered red, received burgandy. I'm glad they messed up because it is beautiful. Sits on a marble table and looks like they were made to be together.<br />Not a sword expert, but seems solid and it's sharp as all hell.
Absolutely amazing. This sword is Beautiful and is a true katana in every sense of the word. hand-made, real wood sheath, none of that wax crap inside the sheath.
I ordered this sword on wed and got it on sat. The shipping on this blade was fantastic. The sword is all that it said it would be in the description. Very sharp and well constructed. This is well worth the money. Very pleased customer here.
I ordered my musashi and it arrived in three days so far I'm in love with it the only thing it that the drawing is somewhat difficult but i don't care its still a great sword
first off this sword is great. When you hold it ... man you feel as if you can take on the world you feel like a boss lol. great weapon razor sharp nearly sliced of the tip of my finger minutes after opening it lol. The saya is not quite as red as in the picture its more marron but who cares. great buy for anyone looking for a wonderfuly made katana. The pieces are tight slides in and out of the saya almost silently.<br /><br />all in all wonderful sword
This is the first Musashi 1060 sword, i have to say very satisfied,Very nice looking,rugged,well balanced, nice hamon, alot nicer than looks in the picture.Blade is extremely sharp.I would recommend this sword to anyone who wants a excellent fully functional sword.thanks True Swords!
My first order with true swords, shipping was extremely fast, put in my order Tuesday night about 12 and had it shipped by wednesday morning. as for the product itself not a single flaw no scratches or dings and not a loose piece anywhere, sword is extremely sharp not a display or toy but a real functional katana. This will definitely be a first of many transactions with true swords, thanks.
I have ordered 3 musashi 1060 steel katanas from true swords and needless to say they are a great value for the price, and true swords shipping is the best in the business I have never had service as good as I have received from them, I look forward to doing business with true sword in the future.. THANKS FOR THE QUALITY AND SERVICE.
This is my second Musashi from the 1060 line, and overall, it's a great sword. When I first opened it, I was a little worried because the bamboo pegs were not slotted in very well, they stuck out on one side of the handle quite far. However, I was able to use a small brass hammer to tap the pegs into place, where they now site very will and even on both sides. It looks and feels much better! Once I had fixed that, the blade was fantastic. I cleaned up the shipping oil and polished it, and it's a gorgeous steel. The hamon line is very pronounced and it looks great. I haven't done any cutting with it yet, but it seems to be very sharp. The fittings, cord wrap, and blade are tight and feel very solid. As for the saya, the color is a very nice, deep red that catches the eye. The only problem I have with the sword is that, while the sword grips snugly into the saya and won't fall out, there is a little blade wobble in the lower half, so you can hear the sword rattle in the saya ever so slightly. My other Musashi doesn't do that. However, I don't believe it's enough to damage the blade at all, and therefore decided that this small flaw didn't outweigh the rest of the sword. Like I said, overall a fantastic sword. The peg issue was easily fixed, and the only problem was a bit of blade wobble: that I actually can reduce by swapping sayas on my two Musashi swords. The other sword doesn't wobble nearly as much, and this blade fits snug into the other's saya. Easy fix! All in all, 4/5 stars for the blade wobble, but I would still recommend any sword in the 1060 line to someone looking to get a few starter blades.
Very nice all over. Blade is quite sharp, though not RAZOR sharp. Don't think it'd be hard to make it razor sharp, if you really wanted to. Feels well balanced and not flimsy or shaky at all. All the wrappings and parts seem quite snug too.<br /><br />For 80 bucks this thing is wonderful
Phenomenal sword for $80. Buy it immediately. The blade is exactly as advertised, and more. I almost salivated when I opened the packaging and first saw this beauty. Very light blade, much lighter than my practical plus katana, which has a thinner blade. Bo-hi for the win. It has a true hamon, but the blade actually seems to have minimal differential tempering, as the blade has quite a bit of flexibility. I bent the blade cutting a 2" sapling with a horizontal cut, but it bent right back. Very Sharp in every way.<br /> 4/5<br /> -Cameron Cornell
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