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The Iaito Musashi Bushido Katana Sword is designed for training and practice. With the same look and feel of the sharpened, battle ready swords, this sword features a 1045 high carbon steel, full-tang blade without the sharp edge. The dual bamboo peg construction allows you to take apart your sword for care. The hardwood handle offers genuine ray skin with tight cord wrappings. Includes the traditional tsuba and fittings of a battle ready sword as well as a sword bag.
Very high quality for the price. Balance is good, fittings tight, enough said. I'm buying another.
This is the second time i purchase from True Swords. I is just what i wanted to practice Iai Do . Since it is not sharpened, very well balanced, good weight,stability,and control. Perfect for practice with my students. I Highly recommend this one. Delivery was very fast ,just a few days. The blade is very well made/forged,full tang. (not for cutting,just practice).
It is a great sword Love it once I got it, Although I was wondering if 41' was a normal Katana length, although it isn't the normal 60', I'm still happy with it, reason being is it fits me well. And I recommend anyone this Katana for any usage (No not for cutting ._.).
This was my first ever purchase from TrueSwords as well as my first Musashi product ever. I have had it for almost a week now and it is amazing for kata practice. The blade sings beautifully when I get the cuts right. Ito is wrapped very tightly and nothing rattles. Saya and blade fit extremely well. Highly recommend!!!
This product arrived poorly packaged. The sword itself is ok but the saya poorly fits and the sword rattles within it. The black finish on the saya looks cheap and part of the saya was cracked with a piece falling off. If you are determined to buy a sword I got a sharpened mushahi 1060 carbon sword which was better quality for $100. This sword was a disappointment.
Response: We apologize for the condition of the product you received. This is unacceptable and we'd like to make it up to you. Please contact customer service at 866-246-7164 and we will refund you the purchase and shipping amount or we could send you a replacement if you'd prefer. We are truly sorry for this inconvenience. Sincerely, BUDK Customer Service
I just received this a few days ago and I am very pleased with it. The Musashi Bushido line has been known, for the most part, to deliver quality swords at extremely low cost, and this item is no different. The shipping took about a week, and there were no dents, dings or scratches to the product when I received it. The wooden saya is a matte black and the sword fits into it perfectly. The fittings are tight, leaving the sword with no undesirable rattling. The sageo and ito are of cotton. The fuchi, kashira, and menuki seem to be of cheaper materials, but the tsuba is solid. The same is in panels instead of a wrap, but it still allows for a tight tsuka-ito. The point of balance is a bit higher than normal leaving the sword more blade heavy than what is traditional, but nothing bad enough to make it unwieldy. In my personal opinion, this iaito would serve any student of iai who wishes to have the feel of a shinken quite well.
I just got a pair of these swords today, and instantly fell in love with them. I wanted some swords meant for taking and dealing some damage. The instant I held them, I knew I made the right choice in buying them. I did and do read the reviews of every item I'd like to purchase from here. Most reviews said nothing but good things about this item, so I was compelled to purchase it. These are my first battle ready swords, and the heaviness I felt from holding them made me think of the first sword I owned. It was very nostalgic, which made me love these swords even more. My first swords are much lighter, so it feels like I'm starting over again. I can't wait to start training with these. Thank you, TrueSwords, and a special thanks to Geraldine who packaged them.
I got this sword and it is pretty darn awesome! I love it because when it is raining outside I can swing this one in the house instead of my sharpened katana I got from this website which would be way too dangerous. This katana is very awesome and I recommend it to anyone who has to have a real practice katana for inside practice or for inside kata practice or for non deadly self defense.
Purchased this iaito several months back. It's held up really well, it's perfect for kata practice. Few really minor imperfections; the dye on the ito has rubbed off a bit so it's kind of a grayish color and not the black it was when I first unpacked it, one of the menuki is placed down by the kashira, and the same is wrinkled so it sometimes scrapes my palm but otherwise it's a fantastic training tool, especially considering the price. Got my eye on the wakizashi iaito next!
The sword is beautiful and well balanced. My only qualm is that fhe cotton storage bag has a must smell to it and it seems to have imparted that to the scabbard and cotton wrap on said scabbard. Other than that, I am very pleased with the speed of the service quality of the blade. I will be purchasing more swords from True Swords.
Fast service and delivery. Exceptionally well made. Great weight and balance, looking forward to practicing with it.
excellent blade. you can sharpen it when you want even though it comes unsharp but that's good because you can sharpen it how you want the blade is sturdy and perfectly durable for killing zombies burglars and thugs true swords you'v done it again.
LOVE this sword :D Its nearly perfect for what I need it for. delivered right on time as expected as always. trueswords has never let me down ^^ I may have to re-wrap the hilt after a few months of use though. but thats not the swords fault. its mine, practicing 3-5 hours a day :P it handles exactly like a real katana minus the edge. only complaint I have is that the tip is still vey very pointy. if that was rounded a bit more it would be absolutely perfect. maybe I can fix that myself though, idk. anyways. Its stunning how awesome this simple Iaito is for a measly $50. the musashi/musha brand is simply the best! and Im glad I order their products from the best online retailer! :) arigatou gozimasu trueswords.com! ^^
The sword came promptly and I was kept informed on its progress through the shipping process. I am not an expert on swords myself and cannot speak too much towards the quality of it beyond a layman's understanding, but it is a solid sword and is relatively unmarked - only upon close inspection did I see minor scrapes (which is the only reason this was given 4 instead of 5 out of 5). I would recommend this to anyone who's in my situation - buying an item more for aesthetic purposes than functional ones - but I'm not qualified to actually say whether or not this sword would hold up in a more-functional setting.
Got this to replace my other Musashi Iaito after the saya on it broke (it was pushed off a stage and the saya hit the ground on a corner.... swords, even when bagged, and misguided children do not mix). You really can't beat these iaito for the price. Blade is nice, and fittings are sturdy. Of course I'm going to have to retie the sageo for a proper way to attach it to my hip, but that's of little concern. The tsuka-ito may need to be re-wrapped at some point as well. It moved around quite a bit on my last one. But again, no big deal. Only thing I don't like is that the blade rattles in the sheath a bit when moved side-to-side. Though I certainly was not expecting perfection for a $50 dollar sword. looks great with the wakizashi iaito.
Really surprised by the overall quality for the price. Really good starter economy blade. Slightly point heavy, but not bad at all. The Sageo is cheap, basically a big shoestring, but it severs the purpose.<br />I purchased one for me as a trial and liked it enough to by one for my 16 year old son to practice with.
Overall a great purchase, exactly the kind of sword i was looking for to start my Iaito lessons. First sword i received was bent though, but true sword quickly replaced it and gave me free shipping to send the bent one back. There is one thing that you have to keep in mind when purchasing this sword, high carbon steel will rust so you have to clean and oil it after every practice.
The katana is nicer than expected for the price,the salesman i spoke with was very helpful and it shipped fast. My first experience with this site was great, I would recomend you shop here first. ( I am not a paid spokesman ha-ha)
I'm don't know much about swords, but my karate instructor said a sword like it would be $100-$150. (Lucky for me, he taught me how to use it a little.) :)
I ordered this iaito last Thursday, and to my incredible dismay, I received it midday Saturday! TrueSwords.com has the fastest shipping of ANY online retailer I have dealt with. Unfortunately, the ito (wrapping) at the end of the sword had come undone and the kashira (pommel) was hanging loose. I could not retie the knot as the ito had been cut short. I emailed TrueSwords about the issue. The next morning I got an email saying that they would give me a partial refund of my money if I wished to repair the sword myself, a full refund, or a replacement. I opted for the replacement, and was notified that a new sword had been shipped BEFORE I returned the damaged one. Two days later I received my new iaito, this time with a tighter ito wrapping and attached kashira. That's two sword shipped to me in one week! A label was in the box for me to FedEx the damaged sword back, free of charge. As for the new sword, the tsuba (handguard) is a little loose, but this is fairly common with these cheaper production swords. It feels very solid otherwise, and the blade is flawless. I think this is the best value for a beginner practitioner of iaido, or someone looking for a very nice wall-hanger for the money. My only other qualm is that there are plastic decorations that fit into the knob on the saya that are loose. You have to either tie a knot in the sageo or glue them in. I took them off of mine. This is truly a minor thing. Once again, kudos to TrueSwords.com for some truly amazing customer service. I will be ordering again without hesitation. As for the sword, I give it 4 1/2 stars. It's a great value, but not without its imperfections.
hey trueswords i bought this sword a couple months ago and im loving it. this is kinda stupid but i tried to do cut tests w/ it and i've developed my swing so much i can cut through a milk jug. sword is very sturdy but the bottom seppa moves a little but it doesn't affect anything. overall this is an incredible sword for the price. perfect for young sword enthusiasts as it is totally dull.
Hey, this Iaito is awesome, My instructor practically drooled over it when I showed him. When I told him the price he almost fainted on me. The sword has no slack anywhere, it's as solid as a tree. The blade is beautiful and strait, no crookedness, and the flat finish on the saya is perfect. Now I just have to make sure no one at the dojang steels it their so jealous.
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