Hope you had the best start possible to 2023. While it will most certainly be another trying and rather difficult year in a series of difficult years (mostly because many of the actions taken around the world from 2020 will have and continue to have many long, largely unforeseen or unmanageable flow on effects) we will do our best to continue to deliver as much value as humanly possible.
And at least the year starts off on a positive note, with not one but THREE new high end Katana from the artisans at Frenchie Jin’s Dragon King Forge.
All these new Katana are made using two of my favorite modern steels, a blend of 9260 Spring Steel and T10 tool steel – one steel shock resistant and durable, the other strong and hard wearing – mitigating many of the inherent weaknesses of folding a blade, and the by product – a stunning and very traditional looking hada (skin) of the blade with subtle but prominent Damascus patterning.
Add to this a hand clayed natural hamon and we have a very traditional looking, and performing, blade with all the essential characteristics of a historical Shinken.
Each of the three models made in this fashion is subtly different – some are heavier and longer, others shorter and faster – and each has their own specific premium quality fitting sets, with Dragon King’s distinctive use of silvered fittings.
Check each model out below
The Flagship model, the Kinryu is a Dragon themed no-hi bladed sword optimized as a power cutter. Very attractive with a Dragon Horimono engraving on the blade and partially rattan wrapped, golden saya. Normal price on this one is $1,499.00 but available for $500 less right here at the SBG sword store:
A longer blade with a longer handle, the Kawanakajima Katana as a deep bo-hi to lessen the weight and is complimented by premium quality, traditional black and white fitting aesthetics. Beautiful and deadly – normally also $1,499.00 but just $999.99 at the SBG Sword Store:
The fastest blade, despite having no bo-hi to lighten it, the Taikyu weighs in at a mere 2lbs 4oz and has many of the characteristics of lighter styled antique Katana. Complimented with subtle teal and Koi themed fittings, it is also $100 less than the other models – $1,399.00 but down to a mere $899.99 at the SBG Sword Store:
And if that wasn’t enough, we also start the new year with a special discounted price on the previous pinnacle for Dragon King, a truly butt kicking fully functional replica of the Ogami Itto Katana made famous by the 1970s Japanese serial and movie, Lone Wolf and Cub.
The normal price on this stunning battle ready replica is usually $1,259.00 – and is marked down at our site for the bargain price of $827.95. But from today until the end of the month and while stocks last you can snap up this classic design for just $699.99!!
Hail to the King!
Stay tuned, more specials to kick of 2023 coming very, very soon!