Ryujin 1045 Carbon Steel Natural Wood Shirasaya

Ryujin 1045 Carbon Steel Natural Wood Shirasaya

Average rating:
average rating 73%


Solid Value - monotempered entry level blade in high quality natural wood Shirasaya fittings.It is as basic as it gets, perfect to practice on or make into something special.

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An amazing deal from Ryujin - this is a monotempered 1045 carbon steel blade mounted in high quality lacquered natural wood fittings at a price almost anyone can afford.

The blade is the most common type, Shinogi Zukuri, and features a full length bo-hi (fuller) with the weight of the sword itself an incredibly fast and light 1.6lbs.

While we generally do not recommend Shirasaya swords for cutting out of the box by inexperienced sword enthusiasts (as without a hand guard,there is a slight danger of the hand slipping onto the blade and the wood is not reinforced and may split apart) this sword is perfect as a display piece, as the foundation for a DIY remounting project (it can be stripped down and has one mekugi peg like a traditional katana), or just a relatively inexpensive, but real carbon steel blade that you can use to experiment on - testing sword sharpening techniques and polishing before attempting it on a more expensive blade.

However you decide to use it, and no matter which way you look at it, it's a bargain piece of properly tempered 1045 carbon steel.

How to Use

Suitable for display, a base for DIY projects (can be disassembled) or as a first carbon steel blade to practice sharpening, polishing, etc.
Overall (with scabbard): 40 1/4", Overall (without scabbard): 38 1/2", Blade length: 26 3/4", Handle length: 10 3/4", Weight (with Scabbard): 2.1 lbs, Weight (without Scabbard): 1.6lbs, Point of balance (from point to bottom of handle ): 18"

Materials and Construction

1045 Hand Forged and Factory Sharpened Blade. High quality lacquered glossy natural wood shirasaya fittings. One meuki peg, can be disassembled.
Shipped from the Ryujin workshop in Los Angeles within 2 business days. $20 flat rate USA shipping for up to 2 swords, FREE shipping if 3 or more swords ordered at the same time. International shipping via USPS, $60 to selected international destinations by USPS. Click here for more shipping information

Warranty Info

Each sword is guaranteed to be as described and 100% genuine product. Each sword is also covered by in full by the Manufacturers Warranty PLUS our extended LIFETIME Warranty against blade breakage. Click here for detailed warranty information

Return Policy

Satisfaction Guaranteed. We proudly stand behind every product we sell. If you are not pleased with your purchase you can return it to us within 30 days of purchase in original, unused condition for a full refund minus shipping and 10% restock fee. Click here for more info on our guarantees

Featured positive reviews:

average rating 100%
A great bargain 05/16/2019
By Adam
Just unwrapped this sword and wow, just wow. Smooth wooden structure balanced nicely and a decent weight to it, when you hold this baby you know its the real deal. No loose jiggle very tight came with a decorative black silk like cloth and sword stand was pretty sweet too. Definitely worth the sale price (to be honest I paid more money for a fake at a flea market when I was an amateur and not knowing much about swords). I know this website may seem a bit off putting but its the real deal, I wanted to be sure so I bought the cheapest sword they were offering at the time and I am floored by its service. Will most likely be a return buyer from such a dependable sword selling site. I would recommend they hire a web designer to fix up the look of the site cause I was really unsure about sending a payment and loosing my money. However after getting this sword I am very convinced about this sites dependability and the truth that they sell real swords.

Featured negative reviews:

average rating 20%
Poorly done 06/16/2019
By mike
Save your money and steer clear of this one. Very poorly ground blade, the sides of the blade feel like a washboard when you run your fingers down them, lots of dips and waves in the steel. Blade was bent in a mild S shape, very thick at the kissaki. You can do a lot better than this for a little more money, dont waste your time on it.
Our responseTo be fair to the sword, it is the final straightening after tempering and polishing that makes an expensive blade an expensive blade. This is the most basic a blade as you can get - but it HAS been properly tempered (the very slight 'S' shape is due to tempering - EVERY tempered blade gets warped and then requires time to carefully straighten it out without creating weak points. When made to the lowest price point, they will be less than perfect as they are NOT machine made). Basically, it is the lowest level functional truly hand made blade on the market - there are untempered machine made blades that may look better but they aren't the real deal.