Even MORE Hot Specials from Dragon King and Kingston Arms

In addition to the extended special offer on the solid entry level Dragon King Hana Katana and the Kingston Arms Type XIV Arming Sword, a second related sword from each of these highly respected brands has just entered the HOT SPECIALS section of the SBG Sword Store.

It has taken the master distributor of both of these brands (Cas Iberia) a better part of 2 years to reach the point where they finally enough stock available that they could offer us a discount as they always used to do. So naturally as we always used to do, we are passing those savings on to you!

Dragon King Special #2

A big step up from the entry level Hana Katana on extended sale, the Dragon King Kohaku Katana is a solid mid range and quite elegant cutting sword.

The silver habaki and menuki fittings, steel tsuba, fuchigashira tight ito wrap and buffolo horn saya tick every box when it comes to buying a decent quality tameshigiri ready Katana.

But the blade is what takes it to another level – beatifully tempered T10 tool steel, polished until the natural hamon really POPS.

Just look at that kissaki with geometric yokote..

The MSRP on this beauty is nearly $1000 ($949) – and we usually sell it for the lowest price we can muster for what we think is a very reaonable $629.99.

But with this special, while stocks last, you can grab it (not by the blade obviously – pardon my pun) for just…

..wait for it..


Not a misprint, and this means they will probably sell out very fast – so get in on this while you can.

Now, for lovers of medieval swords:

Kingston Arms Special #2

Designed by Angus Trim and produced in the Dailan forge of Sword Artisan Frenchie Jin, the Type XVIII it is an attractive, fully functional and cutting performance optimized replica of a 15th century Knightly sword. Weighing in at 2lbs 2oz, it is very fast, accurate and agile.

Complimented with a solid, but basic scabbard and attractive fittings including a steel ‘S’ guard and wood core, textured leather grip – it is a pleasure to wield, ergonomic and comfortable in the hand.

With a recommended retail price of $499 it is a solid mid range blade. But with this special, we slash our usual everyday low price of $349.99 down to just $279.99 making it an absolute steal..!

A quick note

While specials like these are awesome value for everyone who doesn’t have one of these swords, unfortunately it’s not really possible to do any partial refunds if you recently purchased one of these particular models at the full price.. However, if you did buy one recently (within the last few weeks or so to be fair) and want to get a SECOND one, please contact us for an additional discount!

For everyone else, enjoy – more news and a few additional specials coming in another post soon!

Hot Special Extended to end of September

There has been so much going on behind the scenes that I have not been able to update the blog as much as is needed right now, and many more posts to be made over the coming week or so to get completely caught up again, but in the meantime a very succinct post:

The current hot special on the Dragon King Hana Katana, Kingston Arms XIV Arming Sword, and the A.P.O.C. Wasteland Gladius has been extended by popular request until the end of SEPTEMBER 2022..!

Of course, these at wholesale pricing deals will only be available while stocks last, so if you are in the market for any of these sword types, don’t miss out on this..!

More updates, news and specials coming soon..

3 New Hot Specials: Something for Everyone..

UPDATE: Offer Extended Until End of September 2022!

In these very hard and uncertain economic times, we all welcome a bargain and a discount when we can find it. And while they are few and far between these days (as on the whole, prices are all going north and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future) here’s three new hot specials that cover the majority of sword buyers with something almost any collector will like..

The first is, predictably, a Katana. But not any old Katana, this is a special price on the Hana Katana by Dragon King:

This is a sword that ticks all the boxes – a differentially hardened T10 tool steel blade with natural hamon, black cotton ito over real rayskin, silver colored habaki, seppa and menuki – in short “The Hana Katana is a sword for the humble warrior who needs only to let the blade do the talking.”

The normal retail price on these is $521.59 – but they are available while stocks last until the 31st of August for just $299.95!

Also discounted down to $299.95 until the end of the month, we also wind back the clock and the price on the amazingly durable 9260 Spring Steel Type XIV Arming Sword by Kingston Arms!


Overall: 34 1/4″ Blade Length: 28″ Weight: 2lb 2oz Point of Balance: 4 1/2″ Point of Harmonics (CoP/Sweet spot): 18″

Truly amazing value for a Gus Trim designed, high performance, maximum durability medieval sword.

And last but not least, the deceptively elegant lines of another 9260 Spring Steel blade – this one the Wasteland Gladius, a total bargain at the unprecedented low price of just $139.95..

Truly quite iconic (indeed, it is the sword featured most prominently in the A.P.O.C. product line store header):

Metal skull and tinned survival foods not included..

Awesome deals abound, but only until the end of the month and WHILE STOCKS LAST..

New Wolf Tsuba added to Ryujin Custom Sword Line (all models)

Following the release of the Wolf themed ‘Grey Wolf’ Katana featuring a classic Ryujin T10 tool steel blade at the bargain introductory price of $249.99 – the tsuba from this themed fitting set has just been made available across the board on all of the Ryujin Custom Katana (and Wakizashi and O-Katana) lines (personally, I think it would look awesome on an O-Katana!).

Made from iron/low carbon steel it features two wolves howling at a (genuine) silver moon and on the side facing the sword when held, a yellow (gold plated) eyes snarling wolf – and as noted is now available on every sword that has a tsuba option (though only the grey wolf model features the themed wolf head kashira).

Definitely one of the most awesome looking tsuba to date – check out all the Ryujin custom sword lines that it features in below:

First sub $1000 L6 Sword – introducing the Hanwei Miao Dao

First applied to swords in the 1990s by the famous US swordmaker Howard Clark, L6 steel soon garnered a reputation as a kind of modern ‘super steel’ famous for its strength and durability. While many smiths attempted to follow, few were able to duplicate Howard’s success as the steel is notoriously hard to work with. However after many years of trial and error Ron Chen, son of Paul Chen, the founder of Hanwei, finally cracked the code and developed several models of high end production Katana using this highly sought after steel..

But in 2022 – the year when almost nothing new or revolutionary has happened – they release a surprise. A sub $1000 Chinese Long Saber, the Hanwei L6 Miao Dao.

Essentially a ‘Chinese Katana’ this simple yet sweeping and powerful design was a fantastic candidate for another L6 blade to their line up, but with simpler fittings and the emphasis on pure functionality, it was possible to house this blade and offer it for the lowest price any genuine L6 sword has ever been listed for before.

Stock is limited, and the restock is likely a very long time away, so if you can see what a great and rare opportunity this is, grab it at our heavily discounted price of (wait for it) not $899.99 but just $679.99!