SBG Custom Katana – FINALLY Taking New Orders..

From the emails I have been getting the last couple of months THIS is the blog post announcement that many of you have been waiting for..

With Batch 41 now 90% shipped (and easily one of our best batches ever, with a 0% error rate for the selected customizations and only a couple of very minor QC issues that most other companies would gloss over, but not on the SBG Custom Katana..) we are FINALLY ready to start taking new orders on the SBG Custom Katana series..

The order period will only be from the 17th of October to the 29th (we need to keep it short to ensure we don’t run into the shutdown for Chinese New Year) so don’t put it off, it is only a 12 day window of opportunity and once it shuts, it will not be until this batch comes in in February that we will be offering another chance to get one of these fantastic swords (honestly, we really should increase the pricing on these – right now we only just break even, and treat the $500 swords as $1000+ blades with the two levels of quality checks we apply to this line).

Skull Themed ‘Shi’ Katana – Halloween Sale Special!

This one is a fantastic buying opportunity with a distinctive seasonal Halloween flavor.. (though with its razor sharp edge, its not really a good one for trick or treating!) – and I am talking of course about the sinister looking ‘Shi’ Katana by the artisans at Dragon King..

This unique original design has a skull themed motif throughout – but unlike most swords with themes like this one – it is no wallhanger, this is a fully functional top quality T10 tool steel blade with truly beautiful hamon and all black complimentary fittings..

Here is a quick picture of the hamon at the kissaki – as you can see it has geometric yokote and is really nicely polished to bring out the rich contrast..

And here is a picture of the infamous tsuba that gives it such a distinctive look..

The black on black design is complimented with silver accents – silver habaki, silver triple skull themed menuki, even a silver tooth on the skull!

And the best part is the price – normally around $830-970 – from now until Halloween you can pick this baby up for just $499.99 with FREE SHIPPING!

So what are you waiting for?

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Forge Direct Chinese – Sale Over and Product Line Mothballed

Just a quick update – the forge direct Mega-Sale just finished a few minutes ago and as explained previously, is now archived and unavailable to order until further notice.

Our Master Smith has received quite a nice boost of orders to keep him busy when he gets back to work at the end of the month, and all the people who took advantage of the 25% discount special offer should be receiving their swords sometime in mid December.

For the time being, we have moved the entire selection to the ARCHIVES – but just in case this line never comes back, here is selection of the most popular designs from the sale..

I really do hope that this will not be the end of the Forge Direct Chinese Sword Project – these really are stunningly beautiful swords literally dripping with 2500 years of history and it would be such a shame to see it all come to an end.

Hopefully our modest contribution of orders from the sale will help keep the forge going long enough to see another few rounds, but only time will tell..

Here’s hoping that we will see them all again soon.

  • Paul

Two New Hot Specials

From now until the 22nd of October, we have a couple of heavily discounted swords from Hanwei and Dragon King that bargain hunters may be particularly interested in.

The first is the Dragon King Warhorse Katana – a stunning T10 tool steel blade with real hamon that is normally sold from between $450 to $540. The price of this sword reflects the high standard of work done with the steel, below you can see a close up of the hamon showing just how smooth the polish and overall finish is of this piece.

It also comes with a unique silver habaki, menuki and seppa instead of the usual brass, and is completed with iron fittings in a traditional Samurai and Warhorse theme, real rayskin and emerald cotton ito wrap.

At $299.99 with FREE SHIPPING in the USA, this is an absolute steal – and with this discount – offers more value for money than any other sub $300 Katana currently on the market as it is NOT a sub $300 Katana..!

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The second sword is a MUST have for fans of hard core medieval swords, and lovers of BIG swords in particular.

I am talking about what is quite possibly the LARGEST production sword currently on the market, the massive LOWLANDER Sword..

Pictures rarely give you an indication of exactly just how BIG this sword really is.. But here is a photo taken of SBG member Fatecaller (who is well over 6′ tall himself) holding the standard version of this blade..

Yeah, it is really THAT BIG..

Now normally you would expect to pay a small fortune for so much steel, and most sword sellers will charge you an arm and a leg for shipping (because as expected, it is not only heavy, but it is so long it needs a special oversized box) but you can get it for our flat shipping rate of just $15.

Truly a beast of a sword – the usual retail price on this bad boy is $440 plus $40-$60 shipping, but from now until the 22nd of October you can pick it up for a mere $249.99 plus $15 shipping..

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Get these deals while you can..

  • Paul

Blade Culture International Shipment Finally Landed!

It has been many, many months in the making. Ever since my trip to Pangasinan, the Philippines back in March this year, I have been anticipating this shipment – four of the swords that impressed me most from my visit, now available for the first time and beyond my wildest expectations..

Here is a pic I took of 3 of the 4 swords during my visit to the Forge:

And here is a pic taken just yesterday of the swords ready to ship in all their glory..

As you can see, stock is quite limited as BCI is not a factory churning out hundreds of swords a month, but rather a bit of a ’boutique’ sword forge that specializes in truly hand forged blades that are in a league of their own.

So without any further ado, here are the 4 new swords in all their glory – in stock and ready to ship.

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Highly recommended, get in on these while you can as they take so long to make that it will be at LEAST another 5-9 months before they are available again ANYWHERE (we are the only authorized re-seller for these swords, you simply cannot pick them up anywhere else)..

Click here to see the entire BCI line up