Shinwa SatinSting Handmade Shirasaya / Samurai Sword - Exclusive Hand Forged Black Damascus Steel; White Hand Lacquered Hardwood; Sleek Style, Ninja Stealth - Functional, Battle Ready, Full Tang Tanto

$152.99   $110.98
  4.3 ( 8 reviews)

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Part #:46 KZ351WD
  • Sleek, clean design stands out in any display or collection, even amongst lavishly adorned, sumptuously appointed custom swords - a must-have for any collector
  • Full tang 29" black Damascus steel blade - painstakingly hand forged by seasoned swordsmiths using proven, centuries-old techniques
  • Innovative, exclusive process puts “black” in “black Damascus” - result is blade with brooding dark beauty without equal
  • Seamless, fluid design from from kashira to saya base; discreet and stealthy; unique and eye-catching
  • Tough hardwood handle and saya, both with elegant, satiny smooth hand-lacquered finish
  • Hand lacquered wooden saya joins seamlessly with likewise-finished handle; protects blade, imparts elegance
  • Overall length: 40" - easy to wield, easy to transport, hard to put down

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Sleek, clean minimalist style; maximum ferocity and function
Shinwa’s sleek, eye-catching “SatinSting” Shirasaya Sword undeniably stands apart from the rest and is a must-have for any serious sword collector. Amongst even the finest, most ornate katana, wakizashi and other common Japanese sword styles, this alluringly clean, no-frills sword is an immediate standout, sure to draw attention and spark lively conversation. The traditional shirasaya configuration’s satiny smooth lines, unique staff-like shape and hand-lacquered hardwood construction all make for a beautiful example of Japanese swordcraft’s diverse design variety and vast aesthetic range. Though its roots stretch back centuries, for most, the shirasaya represents a fresh, intriguing departure from the katana-like image ingrained in the popular imagination: ray skin and cord-wrapped tsuka, ornate guard, sageo accented saya and the like. But, interesting and alluring as the fluid, polished exterior may be, don’t forget - this sword is equal parts “silk” and “sting.” As such, the “silky” smooth saya conceals a potent “stinger” - a menacing black Damascus steel blade with a carefully honed edge.

Open your mind to exciting new bladecraft possibilities
More than “stinger,” this capable, full tang blade is also the seductively dark soul of the SatinSting and no less than hand forged bladecraft at its pinnacle. It slices effortlessly through even the most challenging materials, retaining its fine edge through even the most brutal trials. Breathtaking, downright bewitching and undeniably unique, the SatinSting blade’s beauty is every bit as razor sharp as the edge, piercing to the depths of your imagination - opening it to wondrous new metallurgical possibilities, while slashing apart all your preconceived notions of what makes Damascus steel, “Damascus steel.”

Every blade emboldened and enhanced by blood, sweat and tears
The SatinSting’s distinctive black Damascus is a tumultuous sea of contrasting lines, waves, swirls and other mesmerizing patterns, all cloaked in a shadowy dark hue. Each line is a distinct variety of steel, hammer welded and hand folded repeatedly to yield the thousands of layers in each SatinSting blade. The unique metalsmithing technique’s roots stretch back to the Middle Ages, and today it’s still painstakingly performed by seasoned hands - no automation, no mechanization. To make each SatinSting blade, a Shinwa master swordsmith fires a stack of steel blanks - each piece a different alloy - in a white-hot forge until the metal glows red hot. He then removes the stack and hammers it until it’s around half as thick as the original. Then he folds the metal onto itself lengthwise and hammers each half together. The process is meticulously repeated - hundreds of times in some cases - until the desired layering effect is achieved, at which point a final quenching strengthens the resulting blade, while an acid treatment highlights vivid contrasts in the layers. And the slow, laborious process itself it just the beginning! In order to achieve sufficiently dramatic contrasts, Shinwa’s master smiths must expertly select an appropriate combination of steel alloys of varying color, luminescence and other visual qualities. For the sake of strength, resilience and countless additional blade factors, the smiths must also must consider each alloy’s distinct melting point, proper stacking order, forge temperature and myriad other variables. Simply put, an unbelievable quantity of blood, sweat and tears goes into every SatinSting blade.

Experience Damascus steel…after dark
As if that weren’t enough, Shinwa adds its own innovative modern twist to the SatinSting blade - an exclusive, closely guarded secret process that imparts its brooding dark hue; putting the “black” in black Damascus, so to speak. Rich amber lines swirl over a deep black void like trails of blood flowing down a blackwater river. It's Damascus steel...after dark. And of all the world’s swords, Shinwa’s SatinSting is one of a relative few to feature it. Furthermore, like a steel snowflake or fingerprint, the patterning on no two SatinSting blades is exactly alike.

Simplicity, value and function outshine gaudy frills, showy appointments and luxury price tags
Uniqueness is becoming an ever-scarcer quality in today’s sword industry. Every sword maker tries to outdo the rest with intricate, over-the-top ornamentation accented with rare, precious materials like abalone or ebony. In a marketplace crowded with gaudy, expensively swords adorned in showy, ultrapremium finery, how does any modern sword collector keep up? What sword will truly embolden any collection or display with a genuine sense of originality and fresh appeal without costing a small fortune? The seemingly paradoxical answer: trade flashy, over-the-top frills for clean, simple form. Shinwa’s SatinSting Shirasaya is the simple standout that comes fully loaded - with value, sleek minimalist style, real-world effectiveness and genuine handcrafted substance.

Customer Reviews | Average Rating: 4.25 out of 5

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Nov 03, 2020
(5 out of 5)
Really Nice


Richard Oakley
Jan 19, 2018
(5 out of 5)
Elegant design

Elegant and simple...just what was needed for my collection. The hand feel is pleasantly different from the standard katanas I own. The finish and lacquer work on both the scabbard and handle are excellent. The blade appears to be quite delicate but it tests out quite hard at the edge. I wasn’t sure if I would like the “black” Damascus but it is quite a nice contrast with the amber layers, Snow White and deep solid black of the furniture. It arrived in a simple drawstring bag and satin box. The box itself left a bit to be desired but it wasn’t terrible either. Overall, at the $99.98 price point it’s a nice buy.


Apr 14, 2017
(4 out of 5)
Great sword one problem

I received this sword for my birthday and it is a great blade polished nicely but it has only a very very slight curve in is kind of like a 1 edged long sword


Dec 13, 2016
(5 out of 5)
Great Sword

Nice and sharp. Will order again in the future.

Tj Elliott
Nov 22, 2016
(4 out of 5)

Beautiful sword, great weight as well, pretty sharp, downside is scabbard needs polished, has some blue paint in the white paint, and the tip of the blade actually came chipped. Not too big of a chip, hopefully can sand it down.


Mar 08, 2016
(5 out of 5)

This sword is great, nice firm weight, great sharpness, and good overall simple design. The blade itself looks really good with the brown swirls of the Damascus steel. It came in a nice case with a inside padding and a sword cover. The sword cover did leave some ink stains on the white handle but it can be easily washed off. Great for slashing things and like all katanas limited piercing. Overall great sword at a great price. (shipping may take a while if not express ordered)

steve c
Apr 20, 2015
(2 out of 5)
fooled again

Got the sword today. Opened the box and the blade does have gold in the blade. Not black.OK. The problem again is this is advertised as being honed to a RAZORS EDGE. Mine is honed to a butter knife edge. Have some peeling of the white paint on the sheath. Not worth the money paid for. Blade does rattle in sheath

Mar 05, 2015
(4 out of 5)
Even Images are Deceiving...

The blade is indeed a very fine master craftsmanship. Very functional and is in much satisfactory for any sword collector or wielder. HOWEVER, though you may see the gold carbon among the blade, do not expect it to be a golden blade, cause it's not. When I got it, there was gold carbon sure, but not much. It's a black damascus blade, nothing more. A little update for anyone if concern of this matter. Despite of such, the katana is a great piece for self-defense and much more.

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