NEW: Doomsday Sword Number 10 by Scorpion Swords – Behind the Scenes and How It’s Made

It is the second Ragnarok inspired Viking blade in Jason Woodards Doomdsay Sword series and the second with a curious fusion of ancient Norse design with modern materials and blade making techniques – starting as it always does with a 1:1 scale sketched design.

After careful consideration of the overall design and individual design elements, Chris Palmer then creates and has cut out a Master Template in 1095 carbon steel.

The blank has some basic edge geometry ground in and the handle is drilled in 11 places where pins and epoxy will later bind the handle to the steel.

Edges are further refined and a narrow fuller is ground along the center of the blade on both sides, providing it it’s general shape and styling.

The entire blade is then heat treated to around 1500 degrees and then quenched in brine, hardening it, before the steel is heated a second time to approx 500 degrees and allowed to temper.

The tempered blade is cleaned up and polished, and has two blocks of Black Linen Mircarta pinned and epoxied on both sides in a classic hard wearing sandwich tang construction.

From there, the handle is ground to shape and has 5 additional brass pins inserted, for one of the strongest blade to handle and overall strength swords currently on the market,

Finally it is all cleaned up, the blade is given it’s final edge, the handle gets wrapped in deer leather (and if ordered, the optional scabbard is fitted and made).

And the end result, Doomsday Sword #10 – Viking Type 8, now available at the SBG Sword Store for just $279.99

Not bad for an entirely made by hand in the USA blade!

LAST CHANCE: Multiple Major Sales Ending in Less Than 24 Hrs..

We now have less than 24 hours left on THREE major sales events at SBG.


It’s not the first time that APOC has been on discount, but it is likely to be the last for some time and the best chance to try out a new and modern take on a huge variety of Tactical swords inspired by many different cultures and time periods.


With $100 discounts almost across the board, this crazy good opportunity to find out how good the new Legacy Arms forge really is is about to expire. Very unlikely to see these swords at these prices again, so be certain to check the listings for some true bargains.

SALES EVENT THREE: Forge Direct Chinese

Five models from Forge Direct Chinese are about to be permanently retired, and two more Feathersteel and Spinsteel blades that were recently brought back are ending their promotional price within the next 24 hours, so you snooze you lose if you are interested in heirloom quality, traditional Chinese sword designs spanning several thousand years of history.

Here’s the blades that will only be available for the next 24 hours at hugely discounted pricing..

Going, going – nearly gone – if you want a premium quality blade that almost no-one else has, you had better act before they are gone for good..

NEW and On Special: Legacy Arms Maintz Gladius

As anyone who has been following this blog recently will know, Legacy Arms has taken great strides over the last couple of years to update and completely overhaul their sword offerings by transferring production to a bigger and better forge – and the most recent sword to be overhauled in this way is the wasp waisted Maintz Gladius:

With a redesigned handle and distally tapering blade, it’s both stunning to behold and frightfully effective – and like all Legacy Arms blades this month, hits the ground running with the very best promotional price offer possible..!

Until the end of the month you can pick up this $265 sword with a $100 discount – and snap it up for a mere $165..

With only 10 days or so left in the promotion, and with the other swords in the series selling like hotcakes – if you want to grab the newest blade fresh from the forge at the very best price, well, you know what to do..

Forge Direct Chinese: Last Chance on 5 models, Sale Offer on Returning Exotic Steel Blades..

Attention sword enthusiasts and collectors! If you’ve been eyeing those exquisite Forge Direct Chinese swords, now is the time to act. We’re offering last chance discounts on five remarkable blades that are about to be discontinued. Don’t miss out on owning a piece of history – these swords won’t be available for long! (offer ends 31st of May)..


Dragon Abyss Sword

Based on a 2400 year old tale the Dragon Abyss Sword, also known as the sword of integrity, is a stunning differentially hardened and folded octagonal geometry profiled blade with exotic and striking Dragon themed fittings. Was $999.99


White Lotus Rebellion Cleaving Saber

Good things come in small packages, and this small but expertly made chopping cleaver based on blades brandished during the White Lotus Rebellion is certain to impress. Lightning fast and cuts like a one handed mini-katana. Was $999.99


Sword of Wen Zhong

Another ancient sword from the warring states period, the originals were far ahead of their time, and this stunning fully functional replica is a fitting tribute with a folded and differentially hardened blade and solid brass fitting sets. Was $999.99


Spring Flower Yi-Dao

From the Master smiths of the esteemed Baojian Forge, this Tang dynasty blade was famous throughout Asia and that served as the inspiration for the Japanese ‘Chokuto’ sword.Was $1,215.00


Warring States Brass Dragon

Another highly advanced for its era sword, blades like this one were the pinnacle of ancient Chinese sword making. Clean simple lines throughout with a folded 1095 carbon steel blade with hexagonal blade geometry. Was $1,170.90

Special Reintroduction: Feathersteel and Spinsteel Swords

But wait, there’s more! We’re thrilled to reintroduce two exotic steel swords using and advanced and rarely seen folding techniques made by one of our favorite Master Sword Smiths, Master Michael Ye. Both Spinsteel and Feathersteel (also known as Windsteel, as the pattern looks like the wind blowing on the surface of a lake) are highly complex and rather rare forging techniques that Master Ye specializes in.

Here the steel revolves as it is folded and pattern welded – with a consistent ‘feathered’ or ‘wind surface’ pattern for a Feathersteel/Windsteel blade or in the case of Spinsteel, mixing more traditional Damascus with Feathersteel for the most eye pleasing, complex pattern.

The technique when done by a Master Smith results in a beautiful and yet still VERY strong blade, take a look at this video made for a limited edition Windsteel blade by Master Ye tested destructively against a wide variety of traditional and challenging targets..

And the best part is, they are ALSO on sale until the end of the month, allowing anyone who is fast enough to snap them up at the very best price humanly possible..

Golden Dragon Feathersteel Jian

With a refined Otcagonal profile blade and fine Feathersteel patterning from the hilt to the tip, the Golden Dragon Feathersteel Jian is a forceful and impressive sword with attractive Dragon themed fittings. The usual price on this beauty is $1,599.99 but is available with a 25% discount of $399.99 until the end of the month.

Spinsteel Jian

This one is the most complex of the two, alternating a Feathersteel pattern by rotating (spinning) the steel as it is folded and pattern welded into shape. It’s incredibly hard to make and only a handful of smiths still know how to make it – so if you want something truly unique to add to your collection, the Spinsteel Jian would have to be it. Because it is so hard to make, the price reflects this and it is normally $2,299.99. However until the end of the month you can save $575 with 25% off..

To see all the special offers and traditional Chinese blades all in one place, check out our Forge Direct Chinese page in the store today before the discounts end and 5 blades become off the menu once and for all..

4 new 5160 Spring Steel Katana with awesome fittings from Ryujin

There is no doubt that for many years now, the flagship Ryujin Custom Katana have been extremely popular and well received by a wide segment of the sword community. But a few years ago they dipped their toe in the waters of more refined 5160 Spring Steel blades with a real hamon and high quality fittings with the Ryujin 5160 Spring Steel ELITE ‘Matsu” Katana

Well, they just added 4 new models to this line with a more active notare hamon temper line and 24K gold and silver plated iron fitting sets – and they are extremely affordably priced considering what you get, available at a special introductory price of just $329.99

Check out the 4 new models below and see for yourself

“Yuri” ELITE

“Dragon Sage” ELITE

“Tessen” ELITE

“Hamaya” ELITE

Check out these and many other ‘off the shelf’ Ryujin swords at SBG Below: