A couple of new hot specials in time for Fathers Day..

Whether you are a Dad yourself, or want to give him something special – we have you covered with two timely hot specials just added to the SBG Sword Store.

The first is for the outdoors-man who has it all – the Survival Kukri by Paul Chen and Hanwei.

Made from expertly tempered, ultra durable 5160 spring steel, it takes the ancient Nepalese Kukri and hurtles it into the 21st century with injection molded ABS grip and hard wearing, peened and welded tang to extract the absolute maximum level of durability and multi-layer design sheathe, with an ABS insert and sturdy nylon shell. Multiple attachment points and carry positions are possible.

And the best part, the price – normally $250 but until the end of the month it is available at below wholesale pricing of just $137.49.

The next sword is, however, a limited edition Ryujin Custom Katana with a stunning redwood style mother of pearl inlaid saya that costs over $100 for the sheathe alone..

But until the end of the month and while stocks last you can pick it up for the exact same price as the standard saya Ryujin Custom Katana – and it even comes with premium quality, tsunami themed brass fittings on your choice of matching black or red ito and bamboo themed or classic Musashi style tsuba.

Amazing value and as you can see from the pics below, the whole design looks much more expensive than it actually is because – well, because it is a closeout deal on this premium quality saya.

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All this and more available in the HOT SPECIALS section of our store..

Some more pics of that $199.99 Yong Lo Sword..

I have lost count of the number of emails from people who have requested some additional pics of the $199 Yong Lo Sword we are currently offering in the hot specials section of our store..

Quite a few have wondered if, considering the level of detail in the brass fittings of the hilt and scabbard and the extremely low price, that it is going to a bit ugly or something has to be wrong..

But I will let the pictures do the talking..

All this,with a fully functional sharpened 1060 carbon steel blade for $199.99 it is no wonder some people are skeptical..

But as you can see, this is the real deal, and stock is limited – so get in on this deal while you can..

1060 Carbon Steel Yong Lo Sword with Brass Fittings

Forge Direct Update Pt 2: Three New Swords!

If getting access to the original fittings again was not good enough news – how does not one but THREE brand new designs, all heavily discounted with an introductory special, from the Master Smiths at Forge Direct grab you?

The first one is a high end and very exotic Dadao Chinese War Sword with solid brass, cheetah themed hilt that is surprisingly spry for such a meaty power chopper..

Down from $1500 to $1125

This really is quite a rare beast, as Dadao are quite uncommon to find on the sword market these days,and even rarer to find one at this kind of level of craftsmanship.

Just take a close look at the Damascus pattern of the blade – and rest assured that it has been made to the absolute highest standard possible..

Click the pic for a high res, detailed close up look

The second sword is another comparatively rare type – a high end WWII replica Gunto Japanese Military Sword, complete with lockable brass handle, iron saya,and a beautiful Master Smith blade to replicate the rarest type of Gunto – heirloom blades mounted in the new military style fittings.

Down from $1000 to just $750

Really cool, and makes for a stunning display piece, but of course – like all the Forge Direct Swords – is a 100% fully functional replica of the highest standard.

And then finally, and arguabley saving the best until last – one of the wildest, high activity hamon types I have seen in years – the ‘Extreme Yahazu’ Hamon Custom Katana.

Down from $1400 to $749.99

The Master Smiths have outdone themselves with this hamon pattern – and once this introductory special is over, if it has been well received by the sword community (and I have a feeling it will be!) it will be added as a third hamon option to the Forge Direct Elite Katana currently being offered for $899.99.

Below are some gallery pics of one of the the prototypes,which has the following customizations if you wanted to make this exact sword yourself:

28″ blade, full length bo-hi, iT03 Mokko Iron Tsuba, M1 Black Ito, Black Rayskin, G3 black sageo and S5 textured black saya

And THIS is what it all looks like when it comes together (customize YOURS however you like of course).

All of the special introductory pricing will finish midnight Friday the 8th of June, so if one of these three new designs strikes your fancy, now is the time to get one at the special introductory pricing and save..

Forge Direct Update 1: yay! the old koshirae sets are available again!

It has been about 6 months or so since the Chinese government, in an effort to improve air quality, took the drastic action of shutting down tens of thousands of non compliant factories, foundries and workshops across the country.

Including, as we know, all the major suppliers of koshirae (sword for fittings for Katana) who got caught up in the crackdown, severely limiting the selections available for Japanese styled swords across the board, and specifically for our Forge Direct Elite Katana series..

Well, I am pleased to say that the fittings are back, cleaner and greener than ever before!

So the silver lining caused by the previous (polluted) dark cloud over the industry means that now,the Forge Direct Katana series has more choices than EVER before, as we added a ton of solid iron tsuba made by the forge itself to make up for the loss of the work hardened copper sets.. And with the return of the original sets, it brings the number of tsuba and fuchigashira set options to over 82 different sets!

So now there is surely something to suit everyone’s taste.

Available on both the Elite Custom Katana and for the Elite Custom O-Katana – and still at no extra cost!

Goblin King Sword Destructive Testing Results..

We just added a new video to the review of the Goblin King Sword which has been done by our resident independent sword tester, Jason Woodard.

Jason put this sword through its paces and then some – proving that even though it is a fantasy design, it is 100% functional – and tougher than almost ANY other sword at the sub $300 price point.

Check it out below:

The Goblin King Sword at the SBG Store