Ryujin 1045 Carbon Steel 'The Viper' Art Sword

Ryujin 1045 Carbon Steel 'The Viper' Art Sword

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"Art Should Hurt"

Monotempered 1045 Carbon Steel Blade with highly artistic fittings. Great as a display piece and light to medium backyard cutting (fully tempered blade).

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All too often the more ornate and affordable Katana designs out there are let down by stainless steel (read: purely decorative) blades. But these are no mere ornaments..

While all the Katana swords in the Ryujin Art Sword series are primarily designed for display purposes - the 1045 carbon steel blades are well tempered and surprisingly strong (a well tempered 1045 carbon steel blade like this one is only slightly less durable than a 1060 carbon steel blade) so that the end result is a true piece of sword art. Something that isn't just 'bark' - but actually has some serious 'bite' to it if ever needed (after all, a purely decorative sword just doesn't have the same presence as a live blade, and the first question anyone who spies a decorative sword will ask 'is it real?'..)

The most eye catching feature of this sword would have to be the silvered viper and bamboo themed tsuba, followed by the all black handle with bright red saya - this is the type of sword you might find in the hands of a wild Kabukimono gang member Samurai or Masterless Samurai who follows his own path and could not care less about offending the higher ups..

All in all, it's just a great looking piece - and is functional enough for some good old fashioned light backyard cutting (water filled bottles, soft wood saplings, light bamboo, etc) in fact a well tempered 1045 carbon steel blade is often passed off as 1060, 9260 or whatever is the 'super steel' of the month because it's stronger than you might think. If you weren't told they were mass produced, it could be all to easy for unscrupulous sellers to present these swords to you at considerably higher prices (we have seen the exact same swords for sale on Amazon for $125 plus shipping - most charge $100 or more!).

Great value no matter which way you look at it - sword art priced so that ANYONE can afford it.

How to Use

Primarily designed for display, but has a functional monotempered 1045 carbon steel blade so can be used for light backyard cutting.
Overall (with scabbard) : 40 3/4" (inch) Overall (without scabbard) : 39 3/4" Blade length: 28 3/8" Handle length: 10 3/4" Weight(with Scabbard) : 2.7 lbs Weight(without Scabbard): 2.3 lbs Point of balance (from point to Tsuba ) : 5 1/4"

Materials and Construction

1045 Hand Forged and Factory Sharpened Blade. Zinc alloy Silver serpent themed fittings, black rayon ito tsuka. Glossy Red Saya with Black Sageo.
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