One of the latest additions to our line up of entry level Katana from Ryujin Swords has just become one of the best deals of 2022 – the Sengetsu Katana series.
Ticking every box in a very old school way – the fullered (bo-hi) blades are made from differentially hardened 1095 carbon steel blades, a modern steel that comes very close to the same carbon content as traditional Japanese Nihonto. The fittings are solid brass with tightly wrapped black cotton ito over genuine rayskin – but the best part, the price: now just $199.99!
With prices going up across the board it is rare that we are able to secure a LOWER price – so if you are in the market for a solid entry level cutting Katana, this deal should be at the top of your wishlist..!
As our tiny industry continues to struggle with the messed up global supply chains there is the occasional ray of sunshine. In typical ‘new normal’ style, everything that can goes wrong DOES go wrong, and it was almost an absolute disaster for our good friends at CAS Iberia – the master distributor for such well known sword brands as A.P.O.C., Hanwei Forge, Dragon King and several others..
As with every recent shipment since 2020 – it was several months late due to supply chain hell – and then when it finally came in customs in their wisdom pulled it aside and subjected it to an item by item complete customs inspection, something that has not happened since CAS first started selling swords way back in the 1990s!
But after jumping through all the hoops and fulfilling many backorders for sword sellers all over the world – some stock is left over from this restock.. But with the next restock several months away (and with ongoing supply chain issues, HIGHLY unpredictable) and price pressure pushing everything up (and up and up) there are a few very popular and extremely good value deals still left if you are quick..
Here are some of the best and most time sensitive ones..
IMPORTANT NOTE – because they are simultaneously physically restocking, packing and shipping a long list of backorders and also trying to process and ship new orders – please be patient with shipping times. It may take a week to get everything sorted properly – but don’t wait until things get a little less hectic as all the best swords may well be gone by then..!
Paul Chen’s Hanwei Forge has been fairly quiet in terms of new releases – but all that changed a few days ago..
Unfortunately, one of the swords really has come out at the worst possible time – so let’s get this one out of the way first..
The timing really could not be much more worse than this – just as Hanwei launch their tribute to the Russian Imperial Army, Russia launches a war against the Ukraine.. So really, the less said the better I think..
Here it is – a fine sword in its own right..
But it has definitely been released at the worst possible time (no fault of Hanwei’s – like the rest of us they had no idea we would be seeing a War in Europe in 2022)..
Thankfully the other 5 swords are not quite as controversial – starting with two new T10 tool steel Katana named after two of the most prominent Daimyo in Japan’s long and turbulent history – starting with the Tokugawa Katana:
And complimented by the Hideyoshi Katana – both just $779.99
And then there are two new releases of two older products – the antiqued version of the Scottish Basket-hilt Backsword:
And a similar but quite different Basket-hilt Broadsword:
And finally, a very affordable and nifty little Saxon/Viking Scramasax replica with Stag handle and carbon steel blade for just $85..
The latest design to hit the A.P.O.C. series – this Angus Trim (Atrim) designed hand and a half longsword has a 32″ blade forged from monotempered 9260 spring steel and with G10 sandwich tang grip for maximum durability. Truly amazing value for money at just $175.95.
It is that time of year again – the Forge Direct 25% off super sale is now on!
With price pressure pushing EVERYTHING to new levels, this might be one of the last chances to pick up these swords at these discounted prices (indeed, after the sale we will almost certainly have to raise the base prices, as production costs, material costs and shipping costs have exploded in the last year and are getting increasingly steep at an unprecedented rate)..
The only downside? Production may be delayed by 2-4 weeks from the usual quoted turn around times. But take a look at some of the gorgeous swords we have on offer right now and make up your own mind if the discount is worth the extra wait..
It is an entry level Master Smith forged Chinese Broadsword – and one of the most affordable blades in the entire line up. At $599.99 it is a bargain, but at $449.99 during the sale it is an absolute STEAL.