Forge Direct Wakizashi Back on the Table!

It has been nearly 3 years since we were able to last offer the acclaimed Forge Direct Custom Wakizashi/Ko Katana to compliment the matching Forge Direct Custom Katana – with supply chain issues coming to a head for us in June 2020 and taking 2 years and 10 months to retool and get us back into the game..

But back we are – so without any further ado, some great news for lovers of the shorter Japanese styled blades and fans of premium quality custom Daisho Sets (the two swords that were the badge of honor and representative the station of the Samurai, the Katana and the Wakizashi).


The only caveat we would add is that there are some delays still associated with Forge Direct Optional Extras – Premium Matching Tsuba and Fitting Sets which are one of the few components the forge does not make in house and with quite a few different available options, can be hard to predict which ones are readily available and how long they might take to produce. But as a general rule of thumb, ordering without this option will likely see your order come in slightly earlier than the 6-8 weeks stated and ordering with could add up to an additional 8 weeks..

So only choose this option if it is a must have addition and you aren’t too concerned about delays and lead time.

Otherwise, time to start designing your own Custom Wakizashi or two handed grip Ko Katana!

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!


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:

New Additions!

Not one but THREE awesome new sword designs to add to your collection have just become available – starting with:

New Sword # 1

A.P.O.C. Survival Longsword

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.

New Sword # 2

Kingston Arms Atrim Designed Type XIIIa War Sword

This one is downright EXCITING – a powerful two handed fully functional replica of an Oakeshott Type XIIIa War Sword – also designed to Atrim specs and by the man himself. What a beast – and a steal at just $379.99..

New Sword # 3

Scorpion Swords Dune Inspired Atreidis Short Sword

Based on the training sword prop from Dune (2021) Scorpion Swords have recreated their version of an Arteidis Short Sword, and for $249.99 have done an amazing job..

A must have for Dune fans and anyone else who appreciates its unique ‘future-past’ aesthetic..

Forge Direct Chinese New Year Sale Now On!

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..

Some of our top picks:

Sword of the Ancients

Truly unique, this fantasy blade forged by Master Michael Ye is a work of functional sword art unlike any other. Normally $900 but available for just $675 while the sale lasts.

Cloud Dragon Willow Leaf Dao

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.

Laminated Duan Dao

Extremely popular and affordable, tradition meets science with this highly innovative laminated blade. Great quality all around and a true bargain at the current discounted price of $622.49.

This is of course just the tip of the iceberg – have a look at the entire collection and see if there is something that you like:

Forge Direct Temporary Shutdown..

With China soon to shut down all the forges for between 1-2 months starting towards the end of this month, and with a lot of price pressure on us that has been building since the beginning of 2020, we are temporarily closing down on any new orders for the Forge Direct Custom Katana 4.0 until the end of February/early March..

This is only a temporary shutdown to prevent customers getting frustrated by the long delays, and while there still are a few orders in the system we are still processing that may be impacted – we hope that the savings they made by buying it at what has become the old sale price of $779.99 with free shipping will make up for it because there is no way we will be able to maintain this price once we re-open in Feb/March (tentatively, the new price will be back to $899 – but even that is cutting it a bit too fine.. Only time will tell..)