SBG Custom Katana Update

Batch 43 of the SBG Custom Katana is now in the very final stages of completion and is scheduled to ship out from the forge around the 25th of July. Below is a quick pic that the forge took of some of the swords from this batch – looking good even if I do say so myself..

Of course, once shipped from the forge they need to clear customs, who have become extremely pedantic and hard to deal with of late – and then once cleared they need to be carefully inspected before shipping out, so at this stage it is looking that they will be delivered to their owners in early to mid August – which of course means that we will not be taking new orders (batch 44, the last for the year) until after they are out..

Indeed, we actually recently received a shipment of Black Dragon Swords from the same forge, some real classics that we have not seen for years, but will not be listing them for sale until the custom Katana from Batch 43 are shipped out as a courtesy to the customers who are waiting on them.. And customs was REALLY hard on this shipment, charging us unprecedented fees which we really cannot afford to absorb, but even if we make a loss again on the custom Katana (which is likely the case) we do this as a service to the community so we have to grin and bear it..

Anyway, in the meantime here is a sneak preview of the Black Dragon Forge Swords..

As stated though, we won’t be selling these until after batch 43 is clear – but thought you might enjoy seeing a sneak preview of what is coming next month..

Talk to you all again soon.

– Paul

Even FURTHER Discounts on the Forge Direct Fantasy Sword Collection

We already started off with a 20% discount on the stunning series of fully functional Fantasy Swords based on ancient Chinese myths and legends in the ‘Swords of Lhasa Collection’ with Forge Direct.

But after extensive negotiations with Master Michael Jie – as long as we can maintain a certain order volume, we have been able to get one final level of discount – not 20% but up to 40% off the swords usual market price..!

With many unique blade styles and geometries – including the largest collection of Octagonal cross section blade profiles in one place, the amazing revolving pattern welded blade of the Sword of Hannonlle and the solid brass handles of the Sword of Peace and the Sky Dragon – this really is quite an amazing opportunity.

BUT – this is the caveat – if we cannot maintain the necessary order volume, we will not be able to maintain the huge discounts on offer either, and so this offer may be withdrawn at any time and all swords will revert to the full price..

Though hopefully, with such steep discounts now on offer, that will not happen. But you don’t want to count on it – so if one of these unique designs ‘speaks’ to you, then grab it at the discount price while the sale is still on..

Check out the entire Swords of Lhasa Collection here


Japanese WWII Gunto Extravaganza

This one took a bit of wrangling – but oh so worth the extra effort..

For this month we can offer history buffs and WWII enthusiasts the opportunity to own a fully functional replica Gunto Japanese Officers Sword no matter what your budget or your tastes..

The first sword is a new product by Ryujin Swords – a T10 tool steel solid bodied blade mounted in basic Gunto style fittings of a type 98 sword produced from 1938 until the end of the war.

A steal at just $199.99

Priced to sell at just $199.99 and includes a free display box and budget cleaning kit, only 9pcs are available – and they are sure to sell out fast..

The second sword is one we released last month but, despite many people expressing interest, no-one actually took advantage of the special introductory price offer..

Down from $1000 to just $699

However this time around, after extensive negotiations with the Master Smith, he has agreed to make it available one last time with a whopping 30% discount.. But the caveat is, after the 21st of July it will be discontinued and removed from sale..!

So no matter what your budget or the level of sword that you like to collect, if you like top value for money WWII replica swords, one of these deals is for you. But both, one way or another, are ending VERY soon…


Hanwei/Cas Iberia Restock!

It is that time of year again, when Cas Iberia – arguably the largest distributor of swords in the world – gets in a container load or two of functional swords from their suppliers..

And this time around, a ton of popular swords that have not been restocked in ages are once again available to purchase.

Probably the most popular one, and the one that ALWAYS sells out the fastest, is the amazing Tinker Pearce Longsword (pictured below).

Insanely good value at just $229.99

Honesty, we really should raise the price on these as clearly demand far outstrips supply – but that’s not the SBG way, so you just need to get in quick.

Another couple of fast sellers are the awesome Ninjato replicas – the Iga and the Kouga Ninjato by Paul Chen..

And then there is one that I honestly can’t remember how many years it has been since it was restocked – so long that I pretty much thought it had been discontinued – and that is the Ox-Tail Dao, a very nifty Chinese Broadsword with brass fittings and amazing cutting action for such a low priced, single handed blade..

Priced to sell at just $199.99

And then there is the amazingly historically accurate Hanwei Cawood Sword, the super tough Claymore, the Mercenary Sword (which I recently discovered is actually a rare and quite accurate replica of the hard to find Oakeshott Type XX Longsword) – all of these to be had for well under $300..

Or how about the classic Shinto Katana, or the L6 Bainite Praying Mantis Katana, or the – well, okay – you get the idea.. Just excited to see a lot of these swords restocked again. 🙂

And if you are too, well – check them all out here..

Hanwei Forge Swords at the SBG Sword Store

New: FREE Custom Options Added to All Scorpion Swords!

Exclusive to SBG – now when you order one of the ancient or fantasy inspired almost indestructible hand made in the USA swords from Scorpion Swords you get four new custom options for each and every sword in the line up!

Don’t like the black blade of our SBG designed Tactical Ko Katana? No problem! Customize it and select either a 2 toned black and steel color or just plain ‘silver’ (steel). Or want to change the black Mircarta wooden handle to bloodwood, walnut or maple? No problem there either you can do that too!

How about a lanyard hole to attach a lanyard? With or without, its up to you (Lanyard not included).

And the best part is, all the customization options are FREE (and no hidden price rise to cover it either)! Just select what you would like using the dropdown selections when you order and have it made YOUR way..!

And Speaking of Scorpion Swords..

Their Ancient Khopesh Sword of the Pharaoh recently made a guest appearance on ‘Elementary’ by CBS starring Johnny Lee Miller as Sherlock Holmes and Lucy Liu as ‘Watson’.

They actually requested that the sword be sent to them unsharpened for their story line (an option you can select now too!) – but what they ended up doing with it surprised everyone..

See the highlights from its ‘cameo’ role in the video below.

Now imagine what the damage would have been like if they used the regular sharpened one..