New Versions of the Spring Sakura and Autumn Leaf Katana by Popular Demand

The tough Monotempered 5160 Spring Steel blades from Dragon King’s “4 Seasons Line” (so called because they have a blade themed in fittings reflecting each of the seasons) have often been lauded as very attractive fitting sets, but over the years since they first came out, many customers who purchased one started asking Dragon King if there would ever be a version with a more refined, differentially hardened blade..

..Well, they need ask no further – two of the 4 blades have just been released as an alternative version – the Spring Sakura and the Autumn Leaf..



The fittings are the same, but both blades have been replaced with differentially hardened 5160 blades with bo-hi/fuller and a real hamon temper line.

Available at the MSRP of $599.00, you can pick up either of these models for just $429.99 at the SBG Sword store. Combine one with a tough ‘beater’ blade from the original monotempered series and you can now have one workhorse ‘forgiving of mistakes’ version and the new version suitable for more dedicated cutting, self defense, display or to see how much your technique has improved training with the tough versions.

Check out the full range of Dragon King Katana below:

2 Cool New Renaissance Swords (and a Main Gauche) from Kingston Arms!

The Renaissance of Renaissance Swords in 2024 continues to gain some momentum with two new affordable 17th century Renaissance blades, one a powerful sidesword originally from Italy that is balanced between thrust and cut, and a new version of the Kingston Arms Swept hilt rapier, this version with blackened antiqued finish fittings.

And the best part, they are BOTH very affordable with our SBG Special Prices and under $300!


STATS: Overall: 41″ Blade Length: 32 3/4″ Handle Length: 4 1/4″ Weight: 2lb 9oz Point of Balance: 2″ Thickness at Guard: 5.5mm Thickness at Tip: 2.8mm


STATS: Overall: 42 7/8″ Blade Length: 37″ Handle Length: 3 1/2″ Weight: 2 lbs Point of Balance: 2 5/8″ Width at Guard: 0.75″ Thickness at Guard: 5.5mm Thickness at Tip: 2.5mm

Plus, as mentioned in the title – these two swords also have available a cool off hand defensive and opportunistic shorter blade, the Main Gauche, which suits either one for the full ‘Renaissance sword’ experience.


STATS: Overall: 16 1/2″ Blade Length: 11″ Handle Length: 5 1/2″ Weight: 13 oz Width at Guard: 0.85″ Thickness at Guard: 5.3mm Thickness at Tip: 2.2mm

Check out all of these blades plus 7 other stocked Renaissance blades in the Kingston Arms Renaissance Collection below:

Quick and the Dead – the Hanwei Shinto Katana!

It is one of the most wishlisted item in our store and has been out of stock for at least 5 years if not more – so much so that we were beginning to doubt whether it would EVER be available again..

But after all this time we are DELIGHTED to announce that this awesome sword is back in stock – though with so many years of pent up demand and only the slightest increase in price (for now anyway) they are certain be be gobbled up fast.

Find out what all the fuss is about by reading THIS classic SBG review and then check it out below if you want to grab one before they go out of stock once again for who knows how long..

A few sale items extended into July..!

Last month we saw quite a few swords on special – and as we start a new month, we were surprised and delighted to find that the master distributor who made these deals possible in the first place has EXTENDED the discount on a few select items into July..!

So without any further ado, here are the blades STILL on special and available at discounted pricing until the end of July and while stocks last..

Dragon King Bamboo Tanto

Still stunning with its hidden one piece bamboo look concealing a traditional differentially hardened blade with beautiful and clear hamon temper line, it’s still on special and marked down to a mere $183.99 so grab it while it’s at it’s most affordable price point ever..

Dragon King Tatsumaki Katana

Truly a bargain at it’s disconted price, down from the MSRP of $1,385.00 and down from it’s usual discount SBG price of $927.95, smart collectors of elite level blades know a bargain when they see one, and at the sale price of $727.95 it might still be expensive for many, but it’s marked down so hard that you more than get your money’s worth if you can swing it..

Kingston Arms Type XIV

It was by far the most popular sword in last months Kingston Arms discount sale, and with the sale price set to hold until the end of July, will no doubt continue to be so. Spring tempered 9260 Spring Steel blade, Gus trim design and visually stunning in every way, with it’s sub $300 price tag when on special it’s impossible to resist. Just buy it, we know you will love it..

For all this months HOT SPECIALS in one place, just click the link below for all the current bargains on offer:

Two APOC 9260 Swords on Special all July

As June draws to a close, so does the current special on the APOC Survival Broadsword – but in its place, not one but TWO other popular APOC designs become available at heavily discounted prices.

APOC July Special # 1: Sirupate Kukri

Sirupate means ‘leaf blade’ in Nepali, and that perfects describes this unique cutting and hacking blades profile – narrowing from the grip to expand at the sweet spot with a wider, slicing blade edge. Fast and lightweight, it’s a deadly chopper – good value at its MSRP of $175, great value at our everyday low price of $139.95, but a true bargain at July’s special price of just $111.95..

APOC July Special #2: Wasteland Gladius

When it comes to leaf bladed swords, the Wasteland Gladius is a must have. With sleek, sexy lines terminating in a viscous point that sinks deep into its target with mininal effort, it’s a wasteland classic and a total steal when you consider its marked down nearly $100 from its very reasonable MSRP and is available to snap up for just $140.76.. If you don’t have one already, do yourself a favor and buy it now while its on heavy discount.