6 New Ryujin T10 Katana on Special All Month!

To start the new year with a real ‘bang’ our friends at Ryujin have brought back, and expanded, a classic special offer, rewinding the prices on not one but SIX pre-assembled models of the classic Ryujin custom Katana.

Featuring the same fittings used on the $279.99 Custom Katana series, but with solid iron tsuba’s minus the real gold embellishment and pre-assembly to save on production costs, each of the models below is available at the ridiculously low price of just $199.99 until the end of the month (and while stocks last, as some will be much more popular than others).

Take a look for yourself!

Blue Ito, blue saya and classic Musashi Tsuba

Red ito, burgundy saya, black sageo and classic crane tsuba

Green ito, military green saya and Kamakiri Semi tsuba (praying mantis hunting a cicada while being stalked by a sparrow)

Purple ito, white saya with black sageo and ‘classic bamboo’ themed tsuba.

Gun metal grey saya, black ito and sageo and simple maru iron tsuba

Red saya and ito, black saeo and nature themed iron tsuba.

Only available and at the special price of just $199.99 until the end of January and while stocks last!

New Year – New Swords (and new specials)

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 Kinryu

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:

The Kawanakajima

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 Taikyu

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!

Holiday Schedule and Last Restock of 2022

Just a quick note to let everyone know that we will close for the holidays on December 22nd and will not be open again until January 3rd in the new year. There will be a skeleton staff available during this time and some sporadic shipping, but for the most part, will be officially closed during this period.

In the meantime, for those of you who have left it to the last minute (and this is VERY MUCH the last minute) and don’t really mind if it comes in a little late, one last restock and it’s quite a treat. The super cool A.P.O.C. Survival Longsword

Freshly back in stock and still great value at just $175.95

There may be one or two more deals offered before we close for the holidays, but it is getting pretty tight and shipping a bit congested and chaotic. So don’t wait around, grab what you can while you can!

Two Hot Specials from Dragon King

One of the last special offers of 2022, and one of the last specials that can still be received in time for Christmas, Dragon King have heavily discounted two of their seasonally themed monotempered 5160 Spring Steel blades, the Summer Lotus and the Winter Sun Katana

Winter Sun Katana

Summer Lotus

With identical monotempered, unpretentious 5160 Spring Steel blades (which of course, not being differentially hardened do not have any type of hamon or attempt to make a cosmetic one) the only difference between these two models is the theme and style of the premium quality fittings.

Great value at $379.99 – but a total steal at the Hot Special Price of just $279.99 until the end of December and while stocks last.

Legacy Arms Restock

Following hot on the heels of the recent Hanwei Forge restock, Filipino sword brand Legacy Arms has also just restocked some of their rarely available, classic blade designs.

With such restocks being VERY infrequent, it could not have come at a better time – so let’s take a look at some of their best currently available items.

Excalibur Sword

A true classic with solid brass fittings, wire wrapped handle and tough 5160 Spring Steel blade, this fine replica inspired by the John Boorman movie back in the 80s, it is a fitting tribute and is rarely in stock for very long.

River Witham Sword

Highly praised for its appearance, handling and cutting ability – it is one of the best bang for your buck Viking swords around. Don’t let the price tag fool you, this really is a sword that is being sold for pennies on the dollar and is well worth a serious look.

Halfling Sword

No better a tribute could there be to the Lord of the Rings inspired ‘Sting’ sword than this faithful, fully functional replica by Legacy Arms. Rarely in stock, if you like the design don’t miss out as you can count the number of times it has been restocked since 2005 on one hand..! Still amazing value.

In addition to these three true classics, they also restocked a couple of Roman Gladii, the Riding Sword, Black Prince, Celtic Anthropomorphic and more. So check them all out while they are still available and just in time to make Christmas something very special indeed..

Legacy Arms at the SBG Sword Store