Not one but THREE awesome deals from our friends at Ryujin. First up, the return of the limited edition and extremely popular Mother of Pearl Saya on the classic bo-hi or no-hi Ryujin T10 blades.
The price, the same as it was last time, an absolutely insane price of just $229.99 (normally the saya alone would cost between $75 to $125 extra – in this case, it is basically FREE!)
The second offering is a new one – like the Mother of Pearl, the saya in question was too expensive to offer on our usual line up. But with too many in stock they need to clear: black lacquer, black rattan wrap reinforcement and a genuine buffalo horn kurikata..
Yeah, that’s pretty crazy.. But how about $60 off the O-Katana, now just $209.99 and STILL with the free bonus items..!
THAT is what I call a stock clearance sale..!
All of this and more can be found here in the HOT SPECIALS section of our site – grab them while you can for the sale ends either when the stock runs out or the end of the month, whichever comes first (and with these deals, I have a feeling that at least one of them will go from overstock to no stock well before the end of the month, so best get in while the getting is good).
The ‘Hana’ Katana by Dragon King is for the sword collector who likes clean, simple lines, traditional fittings without any of the ‘bling’ and a well balanced sword with nothing that really stands out, but rather keeps it all as simple and practical as possible.
That said, it does have several stand out features such as the silver colored menuki, habaki and buffalo horn kurikata as well as a textured saya that hides fingerprints and minimizes the appearance of any scratches or bumps that may occur during its lifetime.
And the genuine hamon of the classic T10 blade is very clearly defined – making for a very traditional looking classic Katana.
The MSRP on this sword is $519 – which is what I would call ‘reasonable’ but at that price, there are better choices. At our everyday low price of $329.99 – its great value for money and well worth a serious look.
But from now until the end of the month and while stocks last you can pick it up for just $269.99 with FREE SHIPPING and well, if it wasn’t on your radar before it certainly should be now..!
As you know (or should know!) one of the things that make SBG different than other sword sellers out there is we only sell real swords. This means we don’t sell anywhere near as many swords as other vendors who stack their shelves with mostly wallhangers or wallhangers being falsely marketed as functional swords..
So when we were offered an exceptional deal on some really high quality polypropylene Bokken (training swords, usually made of wood as Bokken literally means ‘wood sword’) we had to pass on the savings to you guys by offering them in our accessories section – after all – there is no way anyone could confuse a heavy truncheon like sword for a steel blade (at least I hope not.. I am sure I will get at least one email asking how to draw the blade out! Lol).
Each Bokken (one a full length Katana, and the other a shorter Ko Katana) has a high level of attention to detail, with simulated ito wrap (and even menuki for a realistic grip) and comes with two interchangeable tsuba fixed in place with a tight fitted habaki (so you can also take them off entirely if you like).
But from now until the 10th of June, when you buy one you get another one FREE – either two Katana, two Ko Katana or one of each, the choice is yours!
To get started, simply select the sword of your choice, add it to the cart, click the green rewards button to select your second free sword and your done!
A couple of common questions
Question: Are these swords suitable for sparring?
Answer: Yes, but unless you want to get knocked out or break some bones, it is recommended to use minimal force and lots of control.
Question: Are they truly indestructible?
Answer: Side by side tests reveal that they take minimal to no damage on hard tests that crack or severely deform wooden bokken. However, their one weakness is that a well made Katana can slice them in half with a perfectly timed blow, while it usually takes 3-4 strikes against a wooden one.
It sold fairly well the first time around, but for whatever reason our best price on the hard wearing Tactical Ginunting as used by the Filipino marines is no longer moving, so we are liquidating all the stock we have at below our cost price and will not be restocking it – so this is a final closeout sale on this beautifully hand crafted blade.
Priced originally at $349.99 this last chance offer sees it closing out once and for all at $274.99.
L6 Bainite steel is almost the stuff of urban legends..
When properly heat treated it exhibits remarkable tensile strength and almost the holy grail of hardness and flexibility – but the trick is that less than half a dozen sword smiths have been able to master the demanding heat treat process.
And one of them works for Hanwei – and this is their latest addition to the other L6 Bainite Swords they offer – the stunning Celestial Katana.
With a straight suguha hamon to represent placidity the sword represents the ultimate goal of the warrior – to harmonize and become one with the universe itself so that they flow with it rather than against it – and effortlessly defeat their opponents flowing like water, so deeply serene even in the face of death.
With a MSRP of $1,900 we are offering it for just $1,249.99 here – though as stock is limited and the first restock not scheduled for some time, get it now at the best price possible before its too late.