Shinwa Black Shikomizue Double Edged Ninja Sword Damascus Steel
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  • 30" Damascus steel blade
  • Double edged blade with long fuller groove
  • Glass black lacquered hardwood and scabbard
  • 43 1/2" overall length
  • Powerful full-tang construction

The Shikomizue has been a favorite among sword enthusiasts for some time. As with all Shinwa swords, this sword has been expertly crafted, heat tempered for superb functionality, and built to perform with a razor sharp edge. The Damascus steel offers more than 2,000 layers of supreme cutting power only found in a Shinwa sword

Customer Reviews | Average Rating: 4.63 out of 5

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luck mcquain
Sep 09, 2015
(5 out of 5)
Recent purchase

I just recived my sword today; beautiful black scabbard came in a red & black display box and also head a cloth wrapped around it to help prevent any damages . Upon my open and inspecting two sword I found no nicks or dents, one side was a little sharper then the other,The blood line is consistent throughout the blade on both sides . I'm extremely happy with this sword and will be getting more in the future


Jul 20, 2015
(5 out of 5)
Great Blade

Heavy, sleek, and strong. I'd stake my life on it, no question. Nothing beats a Shinwa when it comes to blades!!


Bee Xiong
Feb 24, 2015
(5 out of 5)

very plain and unique in its own way. All in all its a good collectors item.


Prof. D. Shelton Parker
Sep 25, 2014
(4 out of 5)

For the people that do not know. Shinwa is BUDK, it is one of their trademarks, and they have a lot . That being said, the forge in china that makes Shinwa also makes swords for many a buyer. I have two of these and two of their Katana. I have been collecting swords and other blades for 40+ years. And in all of that time, I have seen better, but at ten times the price. The blades are not as sharp as they could be. But, they can still kill a body. If the Blade was sharp, I would have given it five stars.


May 05, 2014
(4 out of 5)

Nice sword! I must admit, when I bought this I was looking for a sword stick. This is a bit large to be considered a cane of any type, but is awesome in and of itself. Is pretty much a broadsword in Japanese clothing :-).


Mar 14, 2013
(4 out of 5)
Tip de-laminated; but...

Here's the thing; I loved this sword. The blade is strong and flexible, but I got the very tip stuck in my floor (y'know, the way you do...) and the very tip delaminated. for about .25 inch, a little foil-like bit peeled out, like the tip got cold during the last welds or it heated up too much in grinding. Made a little divot at the tip, about half the width of this very wicked slender blade. Now, I thought about grinding it back out. I liked this blade that much, and looks mean squat to me. But the folks here at BudK just jumped to replace it. Makes me feel good about BudK, so I might go with a black Damascus version with a guard and a wrapped handle next. But, I'll tell you what -- this blade is nothing to sneeze at. Since it was going back anyway, I took it to an oak pell, just to see if any other bits would fall off. Nope. Totally solid. The tip was just a fluke. Nice flex on that blade, too. Even if I just end up getting another of these double-edge nodachis, it's a sweet blade.


Jun 26, 2011
(5 out of 5)

This is a great sword. Fits into the Saya great, and locks good enough that it won't just slip out. The edge was not that sharp to start with, but that was an easy fix. Wouldn't compare the cutting power of this to my shinken. So don't expect to do heavy cutting with it. The blade is probably an inch and a half wide or so at the base, and very thick in the center. A lot thicker/wider/ and heavier than I thought it would be. Almost comparable to some European swords. A great but for the price. And much easier maintenance than my shinken. A great quality sword that you can 'play around with' without a huge risk of breaking the blade.


Dec 31, 2010
(5 out of 5)
Excellent Product

Excellent quality, well balanced and sharp, this sword is well worth the price. There was a small rough spot on the edge that was easily polished out and that was the only blemish I could find. I will be recommending this product to anyone interested in a high quality sword.


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