The Doomsday Series 7th Sword: Introducing, the Blood Moon!

It is seen in many cultures as a portent of doom – when the shadow of the earth falls over a full moon, a lunar eclipse. But in these dark and increasingly superstitious times, the 7th sword is no portent of doom, but something to grin about – the heavy duty Scorpion Swords, hand made in the USA by Chris Palmer, the Blood Moon Sword..

The blade concept and overall design is another hit by Sword Tester and Sword Designer extraordinaire, Jason Woodard – beginning with a scale 1:1 blueprint.

To bring the design to life, Chris Palmer cuts it to shape from a solid sheet of 1095 carbon steel, creating the basic shape in a sword blank.

Then the handle is prepared by drilling several large and many small holes into which the sandwich tang hilt will be fixed into place by a mixture of epoxy and tight fitting brass pins.

Next the blade itself is given rough ground, tempered, and the edge finished before the distinctive and attractive bloodwood handle is pinned, clamped and epoxied in place:

The handle is then given 7 additional brass rivets and shaped to fit the hand.

While it is already very attractive, the bloodwood handle is stained to bring out its rich, crimson red tinted infusion and wrapped with black deer leather for a comfortable and secure grip and there you have it, the Blood Moon!

Great value as always, and exclusive to the SBG Sword Store for just $289.99:

Introducing: the Grey Wolf Katana

As this month draws to a close we are delighted to introduce several brand new additions to the ever expanding line up of Katana from our friends at Ryujin Swords – starting with one of the best balanced and fastest Katana they have made to date, the Grey Wolf Katana:

With the type of differentially hardened T10 tool steel blade that forms the backbone of Ryujin’s best sword offerings – the Greywolf is no exception. Weighing only 2lbs with a point of a balance just 4.25″ from the tsuba it is the fastest and lightest sword they have made to date, and features a solid iron wolf themed tsuba with matching black colored brass fuchigashira.

And even though price rises continue to ravage the industry, we are squeezing our margins as hard as we can one last time to offer it at the introductory special price of just $249.99

But that’s not all!

FOUR ADDITIONAL NEW MODELS!

Not one but FOUR new swords to the line up – the first a differentially hardened 65mn Spring Steel Katana with enhanced hamon and solid brass tsunami themed fittings called the ‘Choji Tsunami’ Katana:

Quite a bargain at just $199.99

And then 3 new swords to the fully functional but highly ornate line known as the ‘Art Sword’ line. First up, the Dramatic ‘Akazamurai’ a bright crimson themed sword with monotempered 65mn spring steel blade with a truly unique blade color and pattern:

Pretty awesome looking – but even better is the price. Just $149.99!

Then there is the Ninjato from the future – another 65mn Spring Steel blade, but unlike most Ninjato/Ninto is Katana rather than Wakizashi length. Introducing the ShiShi Ninto Art Sword:

And again, it is a bargain at just $149.99

And finally, something TRULY unique and priced to be a very hot seller as the year warms up – the differentialy hardened T10 Tool Steel Katana the Golden Bamboo..

Notice anything different about the blade?

Take a closer look at the gorgeous golden anodized hamon highlighting the real hamon that lies beneath for the most dramatic hamon temper line to date!

This is one sword that is sure to flash in the sunlight – and at just $179.99 goes to show you that even in these trying times, Ryujin and SBG are still doing their very best to bring you the best deals humanly possible:

If you are a fan of affordable and attractive Japanese style swords, I am certain you will find something of interest. Check out the full Ryujin Line up below:

In Case of Apocalypse Break Glass..

At SBG we generally like to steer clear of the two ‘hot button topics’ of politics and religion, but boy oh boy are these come crazy times.. And if the you know what really does hit the fan, you will be glad you have one of the following items in your ‘bug out’ bag..

Now these 4 blades are so new, they don’t even have a brand assigned to them yet (and if we get our worst case scenario, it wont matter much anyway) but were brought to market by our friends behind Ryujin Swords, S-tec and Defcon knife brands so you know they are going to be great bang for the buck.

So first up, why not do the Apocalypse in Classic American style with the evolutionary descendant of cavalry swords that you can almost fit in your pocket, the Classic Bowie Knife with white hard wearing modern Polyoxymethylene handle, brass fittings and leather sheathe for $99.99:

Like with all the ‘big knives/very short swords’ in this new line up, we make an exception to our general rule of thumb against stainless steel because while it is not a good idea for true sword length blades, anything under or around 12″ gets all of the benefits of stainless with few if any of the drawbacks and are of course, very low maintenance (the only thing you have to take care of with these blades is the leather and any colored metal like brass).

Continuing on our theme of easy to carry out of the way blades that almost pack the same kind of punch as much larger full length sword (but without the reach of course) is a 2pc Kukri Machete set for just $64.99:

The main blade is no lightweight, weighing in at a substantial 1.8lbs but balanced towards the meaty chopping tip for true Kukri cutting power. And it also comes with a nifty little 3.25″ bladed mini kukri with its own place in the stitched and riveted custom leather scabbard.

And finally, two variations on a Tactical Kukri Machete – the Havildar (a rank in the Nepalese army equivalent to a Sargent) with a very aggressive looking axe like blade and modern ABS ergonomic handle design, both available for just $64.99 each:

Check these out and many other stocked knives and short bladed swords in the Knives Daggers and Tantos section of our store below:

Here’s to having something but not needing it!!

6 New Blades from Paul Chen’s Hanwei Forge

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..

Not a bad line up, and always good to see some new swords and blades from one of the giants of the industry, though I still feel sorry for the Dragoon sword..

Hanwei Forge Partial Restock

Our friends at the Hanwei Forge have FINALLY received a partial restock shipment that they had originally been hoping would arrive in mid-November last year – and have gone from literally NOTHING in stock to a fairly good representation of what they usually carry..

Notable restocks include one of their most popular and well made medieval sword replicas, the Albrecht II:

The truly beautiful Premium Quality Swedish Powder Steel made Bushido Katana:

And a true classic, the folded steel Godfred Viking Sword:

In addition, the master distributors of Hanwei, CAS IBERIA also restocked some popular items from Dragon King, Kingston Arms and even the A.P.O.C. Series!

While in most cases it is only a partial restock, it is indeed another case of better late than never – and though the landed cost has increased dramatically at our end, we have only raised prices where the new cost price is higher than our sale price – though price pressure remains incredibly high, so we really don’t know how much longer we can keep the prices where they are..

In the meantime, check out the following brands to see what the restocks have brought: