Forge Direct Sale Extension – 3 more days

Just a quick note that due to several emails from people who wanted to get in on the Forge Direct Special Offer of 20% off the Forge Direct Chinese line but who needed a little extra time to organize their finances to do so, we have been able to secure an extension on this deal until Saturday January the 21st (midnight EST).

At the stroke of midnight, this deal will turn into a pumpkin – so if you needed a little extra time, now is your LAST chance to secure one of these fantastic swords at a huge 20% off discount.

Forge Direct Chinese

New Lower Pricing on Kingston Arms Medieval Swords!

In another New Years special – we have lowered the prices on the 3 medieval swords from Kingston Arms.

First up, the Crecy Arming Sword – a cutting blade with a rare hollowground blade design that sells for $499.99 at Cas Iberia and we previously listed for $409.99 is now 10% cheaper at just $369.99 and still includes FREE SHIPPING (which is very hard to do these days, as the vast majority cost around $40-80 to ship via Fed Ex..)..

The other two swords are steel on steel sparring blades – made from 9260 Spring Steel so are about as tough as you can get, and have super tough, innovative hilt construction..

Crecy War Sword - Sharp by Kingston Arms

Crecy War Sword – Sharp by Kingston Arms

The price at Cas Iberia is $299.99 and we previously sold them for $249.99 (again, with free shipping) but now have lowered them by over 10% to just $229.99 (and as before, still offer free shipping)..

Tourney Arming Sword by Kingston Arms

Tourney Arming Sword by Kingston Arms

Tourney Viking Sword - Blunt by Kingston Arms

Tourney Viking Sword – Blunt by Kingston Arms

Pretty cool right – check them out here

Sorry, USA orders only.

SBG Scratch and Dent Katana..

Technically speaking, they aren’t scratched and they aren’t dented.. The only issue with these 6 swords is that you cannot disassemble them because we had to permanently attach the tsuka.. But when they are priced like this and don’t need any modifications to look any better, I don’t really see why you would need to..

The six swords you see below are all from batches 36 to 39 of the SBG Custom Katana – which I am pleased to say we are aiming to bring back as soon as we have the final swords from batch 40 cleared from a bit of a customs tangle and out into the hands of the customers..

Each of these swords had that issue we experienced on the Black Dragon line and the SBG custom katana series in 2016 – that is to say the wood had shifted during the summer months and shifted slightly inside the handle when swung. Not an uncommon thing, and something we have taken many steps to avoid a repeat of, but enough for us to fail them with the stringent level of QC we apply to this line..

So while we have already either refunded the customers who originally ordered them or made them a replacement, we need to try and minimize the losses – and our misfortune is again your opportunity to snap up a bargain..!

Here are the 6 designs in all their glory with a brief description. They are available on a first come first served basis and of course, this is not something we plan or hope to repeat, so if you like one of them be sure to grab it before someone else does..!


Unlike cheap folded blades, which are often much worse than an unfolded one, the folded models below are all folded professionally and provide that traditional hada aesthetic without losing anything in the way of structural integrity. Most also have other upgrades such as leather ito with hisigami and/or rayskin wrap on the saya and would normally cost around $550 at SBG, considerably more if we followed standard industry pricing..

Leather Ito, Rayskin Saya – Folded Blade. Sold for $564.99. Now $329.99.

Folded Blade, bo-hi – work hardened copper fittings. Sold for $489.99 now $269.99..

Upgraded Saya with Rayskin Wrap, Folded Blade – bo-hi, work hardened copper fittings. Sold for $564.99, now available for $329.99..

Folded Blade, Black Tiger Iron Fittings, textured saya. Sold for $489.99, now just $269.99..


Only two here, crazy pricing..

Black on blacketey black with Oni Matsuri work hardened copper fittings.. The blade is not blood red, just the lighting in the pic – click on the pic of any of these swords to see more images.. Sold for $429.99, now being sacrified for $229.99..

And an Iron Tiger themed tanto – just $149.99..

Each of these swords has otherwise passed QC testing, and indeed they actually cost us more to repair than the stupid $100-$250 discounts we are applying to them..

But we need to at least recover some of the losses – so insane as it is – best get them before someone else does or I come to my senses and realize I should not be discounting them by this much.. (I am not kidding, as I write this post I am thinking – no way I should be selling them this low – and that is NOT some kind of marketing gimmick!).

Well, hope they go to a good home.

– Paul

Project X – Forge Direct Chinese New Year Super Sale!

Chinese New Year is coming very soon – and that means that the Forge and the Master Smiths who make our Forge Direct Series swords will shortly be downing tools and taking a break for 2-3 weeks to visit family, recharge their batteries and otherwise do everything we in the West did over the Christmas/New Years period (but for longer and on an even grander scale!).

The bad news for us is that of course any orders placed from now until they get back to work in early February on our Forge Direct Line will not have anything done on them until they get back to work. The good news is that when they do get back to work, they will be rather refreshed and keen to put hammer to anvil – and the period immediately following Chinese New Year is when the forges tend to do their best work!

And the BEST news is – to make up for the delay – any orders placed from now until the 18th of January are not only going to be the very best quality of any swords ordered this year.. But you can also save yourself 20% off the price to make up for having to wait a couple of weeks longer!


As mentioned in a previous post – we were about to and have just added THREE NEW SWORDS to the Forge Direct Line Up – and they are hitting the ground running at the best price you will see them for with the 20% off discount.

Check out the full Forge Direct Chinese line up HERE

And be sure to grab yourself a bargain while you can to start of the year of the Fire Rooster in the most auspicious way – with 2500 years of living Chinese history in your hand!

Hot Specials – 3 Hanwei Katana

This one is especially for those of you in the USA looking for a perfect last minute Christmas gift..

Not one but THREE of the best quality Katana by Paul Chens Hanwei Forge are available from now until the 1st of January 2017 at BELOW WHOLESALE pricing. Indeed, with this special the swords are the same or less than the cost of the matching Wakizashi..! But only for a limited time and while stocks last.

Here are the swords in all their glory.


The first is the Golden Oriole – a T10 Tool Steel blade with a extra long 14″ handle. MSRP is $990 and we usually sell it for $699.99 but the special price is just $539.99.


Next up, the Great Wave Katana. Also T10, with stunning Tomoe Sukashi Iron fittings. MSRP on this one is $960 and our usual everyday low price is $629.99 but now you can save just over $100 and pick it up for $527.99.


And last but definitely not least, the HWS-1S steel Lion Dog with that amazing O-Choji hamon line and stunning fittings. MSRP on this baby is $1,400 – our everyday special price is $929.99 – but just in time for Christmas you can pick it up for $769.99 – almost half the price it sells for at the official distributor with the same quality and even better service guarantees..!

Grab these bargains while you can. Check them out here on the Hot Specials Page