Elegant Crane Musashi Carbon Steel Katana Sword
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  • 27 1/2" 1060 high carbon steel full-tang blade with razor sharp edge
  • Hardwood handle with ray skin and cord wrappings
  • Hardwood scabbard with high quality piano paint finish
  • Steel tsuba with crane design
  • Dual bamboo peg construction for easy care
  • 55 HRC blade hardness
  • Measures 39 3/4" overall in length

The Elegant Crane Musashi Sword is both graceful and elegant! This sword features a beautiful, full-tang, 1060 high carbon steel blade that has been clay tempered and honed to a razor sharp edge. The handle is constructed of hardwood and offers ray skin with tight cotton cord wrappings. The steel tsuba features a crane design to complement the hardwood scabbard with high quality piano paint finish and steel fittings. Includes black cotton sword bag. Add this sword to your collection today!

Customer Reviews | Average Rating: 4.69 out of 5
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This sword Reviewed by on Mar 12, 2016   5 out of 5

I had mine for over a couple years. Trained with it, cut lots of targets. Took care of it. Theres still no rust or corrosion and still as sharp as it came. This sword is very beautiful but as yet deadly.

Reviewed by Sether on Apr 17, 2015   4 out of 5

This sword arrived fast, and in perfect condition. Upon opening it was wrapped in a plastic with a mineral oil to preserve the blade, and in a fine cardboard box that did it's job in protecting the blade. It sliced through dozens of water bottles, plastic cartons, and continues to do so. In the section of the blade where I had done the most cutting with started to dull, and would not completely cut through a solid water bottle now, but it still was sharp enough to draw blood from when I was cleaning it. Anywhere else on the blade and it cut through just fine. For the price, this was a great buy, just not the high durability I would have expected from 1060 steel, but it still remains battle ready.

Great blade for the money Reviewed by Tom on Feb 23, 2015   4 out of 5

This is an excellent sword for the money. True clay temper, solid fittings, 1060 steel, razor sharp with a good balance, this sword is truly battle ready and highly functional. The fittings aren't perfect, with the paint being a bit sloppy, and the cloth wrap over the ray skin slows a tiny bit of wood here and there, but for $100, it makes a great cutting sword to learn on without breaking the bank. Excellent value.

Reviewed by Dennis Hartman on Oct 17, 2013   5 out of 5

I received this sword 3 days after ordering. This sword is a god buy for the money and lives up to the promotional info. here at True Swords. Not quite razor sharp but a little edge polishing with a extra fine diamond hone fixed that. The only con would be that the guard is of an unspecified zink alloy and not solid brass as the other fittings. This was mentioned by T.S. and no surprise. I have seen an almost identical sword but of 1045 carbon steel for $100.00 more. Test cuts were sweet, balance is perfect at 4in. from guard and every thing is nice and tight. Get one when they come back in stock, you will not regret it.

Reviewed by skrill dude on Sep 26, 2013   5 out of 5

This is not my first sword, but it is probably one of, if not, the highest quality ones in my collection. Do not order this sword with unrealistic unexpectations! For a SUB 100 dollar blade, it really does not get better than this. Absolutely lovely tsuba. Beautiful hamon. This is a great sword, I recommend it to collectors at any level.

Always remember, please be safe when your blade is out of it's saya, and keep weapons inaccessible to children.

Reviewed by Jon Anderson on Sep 24, 2013   3 out of 5

I thought these could flex more, THEY CANNOT... Do not attempt to flex or bend this beyond 15 degree's, mine bent around 15-20 degrees. It bent right back, but that completely destroyed my view of this sword... On the up side, it came fairly sharp (not razor sharp), but it was able to cut through up to 1/2 inch bush stems (at the right angle)... The boxes and small branches were like butter. No dings were detected after trimming some hedges. Sword feels light and easy to swing, will continue to use it in the yard for fun, other than that it will sit on a stand. I would not consider this battle ready.

Reviewed by Joseph Veltri on Sep 13, 2013   5 out of 5

Blown away when I pulled the Katana out! I am a knife maker on the side so I know a little about heat treating blades. The Hamon and temper of the blade is flawless. This is my first sword but certainly not the first I have handled. For $80 bucks it is outstanding. I have cut water bottles, red oak 1" sticks, and cardboard with this so far. Not a hint of damage or scuff on the blade. out of the box it can shave arm hair no problem. The weight, fit, and finish was tight and detailed. The only thing I HATED was it was marked Masashi china which I will remove even if I have to scratch it off!!

Reviewed by Josh Rizzo on Sep 11, 2013   5 out of 5

A beautiful blade, great price.

After looking at several blades, here at TrueSwords, I went with this simple and really "Elegant" Blade. And it was worth it.

Reviewed by Adam Freel on Mar 12, 2013   5 out of 5

Excellent sub $100 sword for a starting collector.

Reviewed by James Nelson on Apr 12, 2012   5 out of 5

Beautiful sword! First time actual real Katana. not some cheap knock off. Very pleased. Money well spent. Shipped fast and easy. no problems. I highly recommend it for someone who's looking to start a collection

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