Forge Direct Chinese: 25% off super sale now on!

Only ever discounted once or twice a year, the most astute buyers wait for this awesome opportunity – as the headline states, from now until midnight the 18th of November we have lowered our prices on the entire range of Forge Direct Chinese Swords by a whopping 25%!

With swords available from a few hundred to a few thousand dollar ‘movie star’ quality buys, it cannot be guaranteed that they will arrive in time for Christmas, but many will. And for the others, the deal alone is as good as all your Christmases come at once..!

Check out some of the stunning Master Smith made classics and grab yourself a bargain while you can:

Final Closeout Sale on 1045 carbon steel 3pc Daisho Sets

The writing may well be on the wall for affordable, bare bones entry level swords and sword sets. Runaway inflation, bulk shipping prices going through the roof and supply chain issues are making ‘cheap swords’ rather pricey – and our friends at Ryujin swords have a cool but very basic functional sword (available with black or red saya) set that has effectively priced itself out of the market..

We are talking about their 3pc, 1045 carbon steel sword set with stand – which before the pandemic was priced at $129.99 plus shipping. But with these recent wholesale price hikes, we would now need to sell at closer to $180 plus shipping – and to me at least (and probably you too), this is not great value and not in keeping with the principle of only stocking swords that we like at a fair price..

With a bunch of these blade sets in stock – Ryujin offered the last of the stock at cost with no margin to clear them out and make space in the warehouse, and while we may actually lose a little money moving them at this price (we are trying just to cover the cost), we don’t want to see them stuck with these sets any longer as prices are likely to get worse before they get better – so we are offering them for a truly ridiculous closeout price of just $99.99!

While the fittings are pretty basic, the monotempered blades are quite functional and well made – perfect for a gift, for display or as a project piece.

Available with either black saya:

And also available with a vibrant glossy red saya:

Quite a few hot specials to choose from now, but as always get them while they are still in stock and readily available – because for swords like these and their ilk, this will be one of the last chances..

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..