Shinwa "Ironborn" Katana with Saya - Cast Iron Tsuba - Hand-Forged 1060 High Carbon Steel Blade

$99.99  
  4.7 ( 56 reviews)

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Part #:46 KZ11458CIW
  • Hand-forged 1045 carbon steel blade
  • Faux ray skin handle
  • Heavy cord wrappings
  • Cast iron tsuba and accents
  • Black lacquered scabbard
  • Overall length: 42"

Description

You know that unsurpassed quality is the standard for all Shinwa swords, and this handcrafted showpiece is no exception to that standard. This handsome samurai wonder features a hand-forged 1045 high carbon steel blade that has been meticulously hand folded and sharpened to a razor's edge. The faux ray skin handle is wrapped in cord and meets an intricately detailed cast iron tsuba with an open-work artistic design. A black lacquered scabbard houses the 30" blade.

Customer Reviews | Average Rating: 4.66 out of 5

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Customer Reviews



May 08, 2016
(5 out of 5)
freakin awesome

I've had this ten ryu sword for about 3 months now and it still is just as sharp and battle ready as the day I opened the box. Minus the habaki being loose(minor fix) it is a full tang fully functional (tested) Katana. A must have. P.S. if you use your sword or don't use it. Don't forget to clean it. Its real steel it will rust even if you don't use it.

 

Apr 05, 2016
(5 out of 5)

Awesome sword

 
Dale Scott
Apr 16, 2015
(5 out of 5)

My Katana arrived in pristine condition two days before I expected it. None of the staining on the leather wrapping that I had read about in some of the reviews here was present.The saya is in perfect condition with not a dent or scratch to be found. The first draw of the blade produced an ever so slight amount of oily residue from the inside of the saya, which was not present after wiping the blade down, resheathing and redrawing it a second time. Careful inspection found the blade to be arrow straight with a flawless cutting edge. The custom engraving is beautiful. I have to resist the temptation to display the sword unsheathed. This magnificent weapon would be worth every penny at twice the price,and I am happily looking forward to using it in my Iaido kata.

 
timothy adams
Aug 14, 2013
(3 out of 5)

This swordbis made of good steel. It was put together ok everything was tight. The balance piont is a little forward for me,and the hamon is fake. All in all it is a very goood quality sword for the price.

 
dillon karlin
Apr 07, 2013
(5 out of 5)

I am amazed at the quality of this sword. For the price I would buy it again. Very quick shipping too i ordered it early Wednesday and it was shipped out the same day and to my porch step friday early morning. Thanks.

 
Trae Frost
Mar 12, 2013
(4 out of 5)

Think I was lucky. Its been said that Masahiro is a 50/50 shot at getting something awesome or something crappy because they dont do quality control or whatever.

My White Ronin is a piece of freaking art. Razor sharp, straight as an arrow and beautifully balanced. The faux leather wrapping is tight and smooth to the touch. Overall its a beautiful piece to add to my growing collection.

Sadly. The palm grip thingies (the proper name escapes me atm) beneath the wrappings are loose. So even for some playful swinging let alone some serious cutting that's a bit of a problem.

Also, I've read about that "gunk" people tend to have inside the sheaths of the weapons they order here. Figured I was lucky and never encountered it. No longer, that crap mars the beauty of this blade and its thrice dammit annoying.

But other than that? Worth every penny.

 
matt ruger
Mar 03, 2013
(5 out of 5)

Excellent sword!! Arrived very quickly as usual. Less than 50 hours from time ordered. The tsuka is very white and thank you for sending it wrapped in plastic. At some point I may unwrap it but for now I'll leave it on and keep it clean. Well oiled and top rate packing. The extra tsuba included is very nice too and sturdy. When viewed up close the etchings on the blade are just wonderful. The photographs just cannot convey how attractive they really are.

 
Richie McGinnis
Jul 22, 2012
(4 out of 5)

i got this sword maybe about 6 months ago (i thought i wrote a review, but i guess not) its a very good sword, it cut through water bottles and fruit like paper. only thing is that the wrapping is a leather like material and once it got wet, it turned brownish and messed up, but it gives it a battle-worn sort of look. other than that this sword is amazing.

 
chris watters
Jun 06, 2012
(5 out of 5)

this aword ia AWSOME! nothing more needs to be said..... but ill say more anyway. i orderd this fine weapon along with two others on monday, got here today, wich is wednesday. the box it came in is in tiny peaces in the trash. very pleased with it and recommend to others.

 
Rob Hall
Mar 23, 2012
(5 out of 5)

For anyone looking for a good bottle cutter, this is a good buy. My blade came nice and sharp, all of the fittings were tight and the leather wrap was tight as well. Highly recommend.

Masahiro is mostly known for their blades and for a hundred bucks, you get a very nice solid-entry level cutter. The white leather looks stunning and yes, it will get dirty over time, but anybody should already know this before-hand so..I personally don't mind the grip getting dirty, I will be using this so..it should be dirty.

 
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