Ryujin T10 Custom Katana - Shobu Zukuri with partial bo-hi
Shobu Zukuri with partial bo-hi (current version has DOUBLE bo-hi)
Select and Customize your own style - Any Tsuba, Any Handle and Saya Color - One Low Price, No Hidden Costs - Ships within 1 week!!
Select Your Custom Design from the images above: One Low Price
Please note: The current version has 2 bo-hi/fullers - new pictures coming soon.
- Assembled and Shipped within 1 week from Los Angeles!
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Shobu Zukuri style - a rarer sugata (blade style) that evolved from the Naginata (pole arm) with a slender profiled tip.
This is one of the most exciting developments in the sword industry for YEARS - the option to customize your own high quality, solid performing out of the box T10 tool steel differentially hardened Katana with real hamon WITHOUT waiting for weeks, months or even years - at an incredibly low price and assembled and shipped from WITHIN the United States..
The concept was developed by Mr. Sam Sung, one of the co-founders of Musashi Swords and with the modular assembly system he has developed, keeping a large variety of parts in stock and YOU select what design best suits your unique style WITHOUT breaking the bank..!
Our version of this sword, developed working closely with Mr. Sung and his team, utilizes only the BEST available options to ensure you get the best looking, best performing cutting Katana possible - fully guaranteed to not only meet but EXCEED your expectations. With only the best options available, it is practically impossible to design a bad looking sword. Just pick the components that you like the look of best and let us make it real for you!
But don't make the mistake of thinking these swords are just pretty ornaments - these are serious, practical blades that are surprisingly robust yet traditionally constructed and at our special introductory price, are some of the best cutting swords available anywhere near this price point. The ability to customize them is indeed just a very special free bonus!!
1) Select which Tsuba you wish to be mounted. All tsuba are made from solid iron and all but the Double "C" Ring Musashi and Black Crane tsuba feature REAL gold accents to give the design a splash of color at NO additional cost to you (normally $75 more!). The 'Front' is the Omote and is the side that faces the tsuka, the 'Back' is the Ura and faces the tip of the blade. This is so that when the sword is worn or displayed, the more attractive side faces onlookers, and when drawn, the less attractive part faces the opponent..
2) Select tsuka (hande) ito color from 8 different color choices with either iron or brass fittings (Iron for maximum durability, brass - less durable but more attractive).
3) Select saya style and color. T920322 has a wood-grain finish. T920911 is the natural wood with clear lacquer finish. T920111 is a standard glossy black, T920121 has a textured finish to minimize finger prints and scratches.
Click the thumbnail to open a high resolution picture of each option or hover your mouse over a thumbnail for a quick view.
This version is only available with a solid bodied (no-hi) blade.
Fuchi and Kashira are available in generic black iron or brass and will match your overall design and the tsuba you select.
Sageo wrap tends to be black and cannot be specified as it is made at the forge.
No hidden costs, one price for any and all customization selected.
Over 30,000 combinations possible, meaning your sword can be almost as unique as your own personal tastes!
Assembled and shipped from the Ryujin workshop in Los Angeles within 1 week after ordering!
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Featured positive reviews:
This was my first experience customizing a sword, and since this was purchased during the pandemic I wanted to do anything I could to support SBG and people in the sword community. When I got the notification about a new Shobu Zukuri option for an amazing price I couldn’t resist! Anyway...the sword...
it looks amazing, came with basically no scuffs which is great, the Ryujin sword bag is very attractive and has their logo embroidered on it. The sword was decently sharp, well oiled and the blade was in great condition. Fit and finish all met expectations, the furniture is all tight and in place. Just as a note I got mine with the brass Fuchi/kashira and blue ito/Saya with the crane Tsuba. It looks great in my opinion. Balance is great and actually a great Kenjutsu sword for me personally. I used it for a bunch of kata, drawing techniques and whatnot and honestly so far have no complaints. I have not cut with it yet and will happily do so soon and post a video. I have to make a note about the menuki, they are actually very unique and not a design I’ve ever seen before, just thought I would point that out (it’s the little things that make you smile). I haven’t noticed any cons yet, but I am in fact letting the price affect my judgement. If I spent 4,5,6-8 hundred dollars than I may have more to say but from this example you can’t go wrong. Next up: a matching wakizashi!!!
I am very happy with my purchase and Paul/SBG really seem to do what they can to make decent swords more affordable/accessible. And Kudos to you for all your hard work during these tough times!