Scorpion Swords Tactical Ko Katana – NOW Taking Pre-Orders..!

The full review, testing results and background info on this project have just been added to the main site here

And the sword itself is ready to order below..

Click here for more info

For those of you who have been waiting for this one – need we say more? For anyone new, if you like ‘evolution of the sword’ kind of projects, you need to see this project asap as availability is limited, and Chris Palmer from Scorpion swords can only make so many before we will need to pause taking new orders. So get in while you can..

Two Wrongs (the double oops)..

I had to retract a recent post about the new Kingston Arms swords designed by Angus Trim that arrived just before the weekend – as not only had the swords not been made to the correct specifications, but my description of the error was also erroneous..

Hence, the title of this post – Two Wrongs (the double oops)..

From the description I was provided late Friday afternoon of the swords – I was under the impression that the leather fittings were black instead of as pictured below..

Type XIV Single Hand Medieval Arming Sword

Type XVIII Single Hand Medieval Sword

As it turns out – the swords WERE/ARE exactly as pictured here, but SHOULD have had reddish brown grips..

The main thing that caused them to be off spec was the type XIV is a bit overweight and the edges on both didn’t fit with what CAS Iberia were looking for in an out of the box performance sword. Also, they swapped the pommels between the swords from Gus’s originals.

I will contact everyone who ordered in the next couple of minutes to see if they are okay with and relist any remaining swords as soon as we get final clarification.

Sometimes one oops just follows another one – sorry to everyone for any inconvenience. 😛

New Dragon King Swords!

Frenchie Jin and his team of artisans at Dragon King had been busy in the lead up to Chinese New Year – and the fruits of their labors have brought 5 new stunning, premium quality Katana to the table designed for every taste and budget..

Their most beautiful and highest quality addition – is the Tatsumaki Katana, a high polish T10 tool steel blade with silvered fittings, a rattan reinforced saya with buffalo horn fittings and the overall design is, quite simply, breathtaking..

Moving down the line, the next sword in the line up is the Savior Katana – which has the same level of exquisite blade polish and quality but slightly simpler fittings (i.e. no rattan wrap on the saya and iron with gold plated fittings instead of silvered ones) but is equally stunning.

From these two high end swords, we move to Dragon Kings mid-range offerings.

These swords are in the same class as the previously released Hana Katana – that is to say, they all have authentic fittings, are made from differentially hardened T10 tool steel – but have a more basic level of polish to make them more affordable (about half the price of the two swords above – as to properly polish a Katana by hand to the highest level is an extremely time consuming and expensive procedure).

The first of the two is the War Horse Katana (pictured above). And the second the arrow themed Fletching Katana (pictured below).

And then finally – the most affordable of them all – the Yanone Katana.

The blade on this sword is the same, but what makes it the most affordable is that it skips all the bells and whistles and strips away the extras such as the Buffalo horn on the saya, uses synthetic cotton and synthetic rayskin – and brings it down to a price point that almost any serious sword collector can afford – allowing you to own a Dragon King quality blade at the same kind of price as a Hanwei Practical Plus Katana..

And if this was not enough, along with this shipment of new swords is a restock of most of the previous models at the same time – including the Chinese swords such as the MASSIVE Chinese Jian and Saber..

Now that is what I call a BIG Sword..!

Anyway, for more pics, pricing and other information click here and check out the entire range of brand new stock from Dragon King.

Hail to the King!

Furia may no longer be available..

As a follow up to my previous post, while every pre-order for the limited edition Furia Sword of the Apocalypse was spoken for and John Lundemo is pulling out all the stops to get them made over the coming months – for those who missed out on the ultimate zombie slaying sword or who simply are not in a position to be able to afford the relatively high price point, you might be interested in our next limited edition project..

It is not yet available to order – and the full review and backstory not yet completed – but here is a sneak preview of the sub $300 Tactical Ko Katana by Chris Palmer from Scorpion Swords tested to the max by Jason Woodard..

The tests on the steel pole and concrete block show just how tough this blade really is..

Stay tuned for the full review and opportunity to get one for yourself to stash away in the ‘in case of zombies, break glass’ case..

Furia and the Doomsday Clock..

It is a bit of a disturbing coincidence.

But as we run down towards the last opportunity to pre-order John Lundemos stunning Furia – Sword of the Apocalypse, the so called ‘doomsday clock’ is revealed to have moved closer to armageddon shifting the hands to now just 2 and a half minutes to midnight – the closest it has been since 1953 when the first hydrogen bomb was tested..

Naturally we hope that the events we describe in the Furia backstory will remain fiction. But the fact that this is the absolute last opportunity to pre-order this sword, regardless of whether or not the world goes up in flames or just keeps on keeping on as it always has, is very real.

We don’t want to keep anyone waiting any longer.

While John has already begun some preliminary work on the final 10 blades, work begins in earnest on the 3rd of February – and to be fair to everyone who pre-ordered, the opportunity to pre-order will close one minute before midnight eastern standard time on the 2nd of Feb.

Once that threshold is crossed the window of opportunity to pre-order will slam shut, and the very last 3 swords currently open to pre-order will become mine, to gift to some dear friends and keep one for my own personal collection, sell at a price closer to their true value as a never to be repeated, limited edition John Lundemo collectible sword, or otherwise release or not release as I see fit..

The clock may or may not be ticking on the doomsday clock itself. But it is definitely ticking on Furia – and if you wanted one but did not take action fast enough, I am sorry – but it will simply be too late..

Click here to reserve yours while there is still time..