Ryujin 1045 Carbon Steel Natural Wood ShirasayaRyujin 1045 Carbon Steel Natural Wood Shirasaya2
Amazing Value - Solid entry level blade in high quality natural wood Shirasaya fittings. Includes your choice of a free cleaning kit or sword stand valued at over $13.
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) 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 is quite a bargain - and even comes with a free bonus item, select from a glossy black single sword stand for display or a budget cleaning kit to practice cleaning, polishing, etc.
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Featured positive reviews:
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:
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.