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This hand-forged Musha sword features a 28" Damascus steel blade complete with a heavy fuller groove and razor-sharp edge right out of the box. Traditional elements abound including a decorative brass tsuba and pommel with an antique finish and a solid brass habaki blade sleeve. The handle features genuine ray skin and decorative cord wrappings accented by an attractive menuki ornament. A matching hardwood scabbard houses the blade.
This is a very sturdy blade, nice etch showing off the pattern welding. While hamons may look nice, and offer some performance benefits, modern steel is very tough stuff, and in many ways, a through-hardened blade is a better option. It tends to spring back instead of taking a bend when stressed, and with a simple etch with no fine polish to maintain, you don't worry so much about scratching the blade. The geometry is very good on mine as well, very precise angles that catch the eye. It's got a shorter grip than most of these swords, closer to traditional. Yes, it's got sightly less leverage, but shorter grips feel better to me despite my 6' height in general, raw cutting power shouldn't be the only priority in grip design. 10.5" is plenty. It moves better this size, and feels correct with less space between the hands. The antiqued look to the brass furniture is nice, needs no maintenance, and it's very light, which helps balance how beefy the blade is. The saya is also unique among all my Misha/Musashi swords - it's very closely fitted to the blade, with a very oblong cross section compared to my others. The pictures look similar to mine, but I got mine years ago. I hope it's still like that, as I like the feel, and it's got no wasted space. Overall, it's an especially unusual sword from this collection for many reasons, and one of my favorites even among more expensive items.
I picked up a Musha Sword, mostly for the color. White. I had NO expectations for it. Since I have collection, some ranging in at 1500. This sword surpassed all my ideals for a "cheap" sword!! 1- out of box, it was very sharp! Sadly, I was careless, I was goofing off, slid sword out of scabbard , grabbed sword incorrectly, and was BIT!! Outstanding!! 2- sword is solidly built!! True to description, it is a full tang! Outstanding!! 3- on a test dummy, it cleanly bit into dummy! Blade didnt even get a blemish! I have never heard of Musha. Prior to seeing it in a Kennesaw Magazine. On a whim, I purchased. I am very pleased! First one that was delivered was HORRIBLE. Blade was damaged. Huge chips in blade. Cracks in the blade. Whole sword rattled. Scabbard had several dents, chips and cracks. Kennesaw had NO ISSUES honoring the replacement deal. Since, I purchased the first one, I have purchased 3 more! All Musha. Way to go!! Love your weapons Musha!!
I got this sword a while back, and forgot to write a review. It's balance is impeccable. I'm yet to hold a blade as nice as this one. It's shimmering blade glides through obstacles as if nothing was there. Be careful and understand its limitations. It's just a sword. It's not invincible. Although you'll feel invincible while holding it. Definitely a wonderful purchase.
Just received this product and I have to say, it's beautiful! Just what I wanted. Real quality steel, sharp out of the box. Nice brass hardware, and great finish on the scabbord. It came with a beautiful storage box, as well as a cleaning kit. I'm impressed with what u get for the money. Great job trueswords!!
Just received my sword, which took 8 days to arrive. Removing the plastic wrap from the blade, by pulling it very slightly against the sharp edge, it almost fell off the blade! Looking intently down the length of the blade, there were absolutely no ripples in it. Straight! The damascus pattern is beautiful. I am not an expert on scabbard fit, so no opinion. Everything was nicely finished, with one minor problem, a very small pea sized smudge of glue or something on the outside of the presentation case.
Just received my Musha Sharp Damascus. Payed for three day shipping but it took four days (UPS blew scheduled delivery date); received undamaged. Comes in a nice light wooden box covered in tasteful black silk with embroidered red flower and vine motif. Katana shows very good overall workmanship and is quite attractive. The damascus pattern is subtle and you need good light at the correct angle to really appreciate it. Blade was true, with very nice medium low polish and had no significant blemishes. Koshirae is very nice and shows good attention to detail. Compared to my Musashi Best katana it feels heavier and not as quick. Tsuka is a little shorter than the Best and I would prefer it a little longer especially with the extra weight. Had a good sharp edge that can cut paper if you use good technique; once again it did not come quite as sharp as my Musashi Best. Hang tag that came with the katana states it is made from 1045 carbon. I knew it wasn't going to have as hard an edge from the 55 HRC rating shown at the True Sword web site. Blade has mono-hardness with no hamon. I was able to make many nice clean cuts on a single water-filled milk jug. However I had trouble with a hard plastic Planter's peanut bottle. In fact, it slightly dented the edge (might have been a result of less than perfect technique). This cleaned up very quickly with a Smith fine diamond hand hone. One thing I find disturbing is that the hang tag refers to the Musha line as for "the budget minded" but in "the same spirit as our Musashi line". This sword cost almost twice as much as my Musashi Best! I was under the impression Musha was just a name change from Musashi, not a "budget" line. Overall I'd probably buy again because of the excellent esthetics and because I think it will be a fine cutting sword on less hard material.
Unbelievably sharp sword. This is my first sword. I have been looking at different swords for about 6 months trying to get educated about them and when I came across this one all of the reviews were great so I purchased it. First I was surprised by how fast it came in (just three days)and then by how sharp it was straight out the box. I made a video to show my sons and they were blown away it cut paper like a treet razor blade. I haven't used it on anything yet I hope it holds up like the other reviews said. But so far it is everything I could ask for and more and the price was right on basically I feel like I got much more quality than the price I paid for it.
Real nice sword. It was a tad heavier than I expected (mostly because before this I only had stainless steel) and the design you can actually feel so it is true with the lairs. If the design was painted on you wouldnt be able to feel the lairs which makes me confident this was a good buy. This sword is also razor sharp. I ran my fingers along the blade to see how sharp it was and I barely even wanted to have a light touch on the blade because it felt like if I put any weight on the blade it would slice my finger off. Awesome sword. Ranks 2 on my most favorite list. Number 1 is the Shinwa Damascus Double Edge Dragon Ninja Katana Black. It has nice design and has a nice double edge on it and is also razor sharp and a tad more weight. If you like this sword you will love the shinwa damascus.
First of all this sword is razor sharp, I have no idea why a person posted at the bottom that it comes dull. It shaves paper, I ran it down my leg and my shin is bald, granted I always hone my blades just a little to bring out that razor sharpness, but I made maybe 5 passes with my accusharp and it's crazy sharp now but it WILL shave paper out of the box.<br /><br />I wish I knew what type of steel it is, other than folded Damascus, I read somewhere it was 1055 carbon? Not sure. At any rate, I tried bending it (within reason) it doesn't take a set, it just bends back. The fittings are high quality, most swords under 300 use those ugly cog-like spacers, not this sword, it uses high quality fittings, comparable to my best sword, which is my Ronin Katana. The blade itself is beautiful, as I said comes sharp. The saya (scabbard) feels for some reason higher quality than normal.<br /><br />The tsuka is wrapped in black cotton, but it doesn't feel like cheap shoestring like other swords. Real rayskin bamboo pegs. A hardwood storage box (higher quality than my cheness Kaze came in). This sword is extremely tight, there is no rattle, no movement, just straight business, even the cotton wrapped handle feels like it's wrapped tighter than normal, which is good.<br /><br />My only complaint about this Katana, and it's mainly just me being picky...it has "china" stamped on the lower part of the blade, from an aesthetic point of view this just ruins it, sure I plan to get some polish and clean off the stamp, but I don't know why they do this. We all know that ANY katana bought outside of Japan is going to be made in China, there's no need in stamping it on the blade of a sword this nice. That and it has "Musha" branded on the hilt.<br /><br />However don't let this sway you, this is the 2nd best Katana I've bought on trueswords, the number one being the cold steel warrior katana. All around, this is my favorite Katana at present.
Amazingly beautiful sword, super sturdy, very sharp and excellently crafted. First buy from true swords and I am very impressed with the swords and service that was provided. Thumbs up!
love it .to my knowledge is a good sword . sharp enough to cut through almost anything . ( i cut clean through a jug of water)
Sword arrived rapidly. Blade was covered in shipping oil and reasonably sharp. While the steel was dark, the damascus "pattern" was not as pronounced as in the pictures. The blade and all its fittings seemed of high quality. When I finally got it outside to do some chopping - it sliced milk jugs into little slivers effortlessly. This is my first sword and I am totally pleased with my purchase.
This is my first Katana. It is a beautiful sword. The Damascus steel is wonderful. The striation is not uniform and I did not expect it to be. The sword itself came out of the box very sharp. I can't wait to clean it and find a place to display it. On the company side the delivery was fast and very professional. Good company. Hopefully, I never have a reason to need their customer service.
worth every penny I have no complaints about this sword it was a lil hard to sheath and draw the blade at first best sword I have and it had a cleaning and upkeep kit so no problems there just a very good buy
This is an awesome sword. I have purchased four others and this is the only one I have gotten from the site that whistles when a perfect cut is made through the air. It went through the shipping box like a hot knife through butter. All in all this is a great sword. I am really impressed with the damascus marking in the blade.
I got this sword within 3 days wow. The sword is awesome. Sword is sharp to cut water bottles, ropes and some plastic stuff. I was thinking it might be more sharper but quick sharping will do the trick. Only thing I was disapointed is the title said Damascus Steel but I don't think it's not. The sword has Damascus design but not a damascus steel. Even though it's a design, it looks great and strong. Thxs TrueSwords.
This sword is beautiful, and is definitely the new center piece of my katana collection. The sword, like all products from trueswords shipped out quickly. The box is amazing ,and the cleaning kit is OK. Back to the sword; it had no flaws and was decently sharp. It truly is one that the images on the site did not do honor to its beauty.
i am VERRRY happy with 3 day shipping lol its not a sharp as my frends 80 dollar sword tho :\ but i am very happy with this the red box it pretty beutifull aswell just the box alone made my day
Got this in the mail yesterday. I have been dreaming about katanas ever since I ordered this sword. It has not disappointed. The blade is gorgeous. The handle is solid, if a little shorter than my other katana. The blade makes a beautiful whistling sound when I cut the air properly. It is however, not quite as sharp as I would like, but I should be getting the "puck sharpener" later today and will get it to the "paper cutting sharp" level I desire. Overall just a stunning piece, perfect for looking stylish in the zombie apocalypse! Highly recommended!
This sword is, by definition, awesome. <br /><br />I contemplated on leaving the review to just that, but let me try to help you understand. When I saw the picture, it seemed "pretty" and I purchased as a Christmas present to me. A year has past and I still ask the same people, "Have you seen my katana?!" <br />The box it arrived in, was a little of a turn off. It was flimsy and seemed as if someone stapled the material on. I kept my hopes up, and opened the case. The katana has not been placed back in that case since. <br />There was a small period where I challenged the sword, and so far the sword has won. It has cut through a rock band drum set, three cases of 20oz water, two watermelons, three X-box controllers, a peck of apples, a coffee table, and several saplings of various trees. Did I mention without sharpening and still in one swing. It has been a year since this time, and I have yet to sharpen the blade. This sword is gorgeous and reliable for whatever you may think of using it for. Sorry for leaving this short, but its calling me now. Thanks True Swords.
I just got this Katana and i'm very impressed with it.The only thing that was not up to par for what i'm used to was the edge it's not as sharp as it should be but I can fix that easily.I HIGHLY recommend this sword to anyone it is well worth the money and a wonderfully elegant weapon indeed.Thank you True Swords for offering this product it's truly amazing.
AARRGGHHH, ok after writing an in depth review and me clicking the wrong tab and loosing all my typing....grrr....bottom line....excellent quality for the scratch. Clean throughly upon first inspection, the enclosed choji has a very oily smell, a little clove would have been nice (maybe I'll add some essence...hmmm..). My uchiko (cleaning puff ball on a sitck) well let's just say good thing it was in a zip bag and in a closed wooden box....it looked like a drug deal gone bad! There was white powder all over inside the bag....The katana itself is absolutly great for this price point! I own three other Musashi (Musha now) and their quality seems to be pretty solid. So purchase away! Oh, and yes it's very sharp.
This is my fourth sword from Musashi (though I guess it's Musha now) and it is by far the best one yet. All of them have been great cutters, but none have compared to this one. It went through the shipping container like a hot knife through butter with no scratches on the blade at all (and the angle of my cut was even off slightly). The blade looks great. I've always wanted a damascus blade and this one does not disappoint. The saya fits reasonably well, and the koshirae are of a much better quality than my previous purchases. The box it came in looks nice, and will serve well to protect the sword if I ever travel with it. Though the inside seems to be made of cloth covered styrofoam, it's not bad. The cleaning kit seems complete and should prove useful, as this type of blade will require proper care to prevent rust. The only thing negative I could say would be that the seppa has "MUSHA" and "CHINA" stamped on it, and "MUSHA" is crooked. It's not a big deal though as it will be easily reversed once I have time to disassemble the tsuka. All in all a great sword for the price.
This sword far exceeded my already high expectations. My only concern is that the saya came slightly warped- perhaps the product of extreme heat fluctuations in the warehouse? With its tough spring temper, I don't expect the blade to be affected adversely by this, though; indeed, the sword is pristine despite having spent who knows how many hours in the saya. This sword is the new star of my collection ;)<br /><br />Another great one from Trueswords!
This is probably one of the best swords that Musashi has to offer. I ordered mine and it came in 3 days. The case it comes in is red and black. Theres a sword sharpening kit, polishing package and certificate of authenticity inside. It's also unbranded on the gold area near the tsuba. <br /><br /> I can't give words to describe how beautiful and straight the blade is. The tsuba itself is made of bronze and the handle has real ray skin and it was in great condition. Musashi is an excellent brand. I looked at places like swordbuyersguide.com and others before I decided to give them a try. <br /><br /> Although I plan to use this sword more for display than cutting purposes, I have seen videos of some of Musashi's $50 swords and what they can do is phenomenal. Trueswords I have to truly thank you for the great buy.
For starters - historically, this is NOT damascus -steel-. It is the damascus design, but not the actual steel.<br /><br />But honestly? That doesn't matter. They say it in the description, words do this blade no justice. You have to hold it and make a swing, or even a cut with it, to begin to understand, and yet still boggle, that a sword this phenomenal for a price like that exists. The first thing I had to do when I unsheathed this sword for the first time was re-oil it, because I got some drool on the blade.<br /><br />The balance is amazing, the edge makes a razor blade seem dull by comparison, the handle is firmly wrapped. The box it comes in is great (though filled with covered styrofoam...), and the cleaning kit offers almost everything you need. But, the one they sell separately on this site is better equipped.<br /><br />If you're a sword enthusiast or need one to practice tameshigiri, or just have the money laying around to buy it... get it. But BE CAREFUL. It is as sharp as they say.
Wow... where to begin... As they say, the picture just does not do it justice at all. The blade is perfect and absolutely stunning. Well balanced, feels great be it held with one or two hands. I opened my box, and this sword is bliss. Extrememly fast shipping, great condition... True Swords just can't be beat!
Purchased and love the sword. However, The scabbard doesn't fit well at all, and the sword falls out easily just with gravity. Major disappointment. My advise is for the manufacturer to put more then 3 minutes of time to make sure the scabbard fits and holds the sword well for a long time and not just barely!
I have had this sword for four days now and i am very pleased. This is a very nice sword for the price, it arrived in a timely manor (five days) The blade is sturdy, the grip is very tight. A complaint i had was the blade seemed to be stained or looked "dirty" some steel wool got rid of most of it but it is hardly noticeable and didn't take away from the quality of the sword. The edge is not razor sharp but it can cut. about five minutes with a wet stone made it extremely sharp. the saya (sheath or scabbard) is tight and when held upside down the sword does not fall out, but it is also not difficult to pull out yourself. the blade flexes and has not bent for me yet. i would recommend this sword to anyone who wants a functional and beautiful piece.
Is a good sword, so beautifull, and it has beauty sharpnees, <br />very sharpness. I had cut a paper and I'm convinced. <br />Only one default, when I was proving the shar edge and the hardness, the sword had bent , but I grip of the curved part and then straighten. I don't know if it is good but any way a beatifull sword
It is a beautiful sword. As several others mentioned, my sword was not as sharp as I expected. Extremely sharp to me means sharp enough to cut paper. I'm a little disappointed I got no certificate of authenticity even if it was under the new name. All in all I'm satisfied.
Its a very good sword but I purchased this for the damascus. It seems like it is but it only looks true damascus in the first few inches then all the lines straighten out and looks like a standard folded blade, other than inside the blood grove. Still pretty though.<br />The only problem is the saya or scabbard fits loose. I just picked it up, a little too fast I'm guessing and the sword started to fall out until I caught the damn thing and now there's a flap of skin hanging off my index finger. Definatly sharp.
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