In past years we have traditionally had a special Chinese New Year sale to celebrate our range of premium quality, Longquan Master Smith forged replicas of Chinese swords spanning over 3000 years of continuous history and sword making.
This year, we still have a sale on the entire line up carrying over from late last year! But before ‘all good things come to an end’ we have added three brand new designs to the sale made by Master Smith Jiang Xiaolong and his brother Xiaowu (both who are certified rank 2 master smiths).
Sword #1: Dragon Abyss Sword
An ancient design over 2400 years prior to the present day, it is a replica of a legendary blade of the Chinese folk hero Wu Zixu and his famous ‘sword of integrity’ also known as the ‘three generation Dragon Abyss sword’. Like all the new blades in this series, it has an expertly folded 1095 carbon steel blade with cleanly differentially hardened edges and complimented with solid brass fittings and an ebony wood scabbard.
A small and concealable sidearm of the mysterious White Lotus Society, such a blade may have been seen in this anti excessive taxation rebellion that occurred in China over a 9 year period 21 years after the events of a similar popular uprising in the United States called the Boston Tea Party.. Very attractive and very effective, plus a cool and unique scabbard making it the perfect desk accessory for a classy office or home study.
Even during the extremely turbulent and warlike era of the ancient Zhou Dynasty that encompassed the Spring and Autumn and Warring States Periods, high ranking officials needed a blade that was both practical and yet also symbolic of their stature. This replica is one such piece, beautifully deadly and with a terrifyingly effective, fight ending thrust.
All three swords hit the ground at the sale price, marked down from $1000 each to $749.99 with free worldwide shipping. But the sale will end in early-mid February, so if one of these blades appeals, get them while the price is as low as it can go…
To commemorate the Year of the Dragon in 2024, our friends at Ryujin swords take one of their quality T10 tool steel, differentially hardened solid bodied blades decked out in quality fittings and adds two stunning traditional Dragon Horimono engraving styles to choose from, all at the crazy low price of just $179.99!
The only difference between the two designs is the engraving style, so pick which one you like and grab a limited edition bargain before they are all sold out..
Inflation has been eating away at the profit margins of sword sellers for quite some time now. However after raising the price of the Ryujin Custom Katana series from $249.99 to $279.99 to factor in our skyrocketing costs, sales have gone down to a point where it’s a little unsustainable, and that would mean raising the price even higher again..
However, there was one part of the Ryuin custom sword that added the highest cost and that is the selection of 24k gold coated 1045 carbon steel tsubas which added an average of $50 to the overall build cost.. And with costs rising, adding this as the default option no longer makes sense.
So from today we are reverting to the all black versions of the tsuba with no gold plating as the default and charging an additional cost if you want to upgrade to the gold and/or silver coated tsubas – which magically brings the price back down to $249.99 and hopefully sees us return to sustainable sales levels on this very cool concept we have run for the last 7 or 8 years.
Now it is totally up to you if you want to pay a little extra and get a much nicer looking tsuba, or are content with something more subtle and subdued for a $30 saving (after all, both are made from the same metal – and the real value of these swords is in the blades themselves and the ability to mix and match themes and colors to create your own unique sword delivered in record time).
Plus we added an additional tsuba, a stainless steel piece with a classic Celtic Triquetra imprint reminiscent of Michonne’s sword from the Walking dead:
Additionally, there are also a few extra tsuba returned and added as an option, along with upgraded saya – one with Mother of Pearl inserts and another with the top section wrapped in buffalo horn, each available for an additional $50 if you want to really make your design next level (and can STILL keep it sub $300!).
In a little over one months time, we herald in the Lunar New Year and the Year of the Dragon – a year that, according to the traditional Chinese horoscope SHOULD be a year full of opportunities and renewed energy – which would certainly make a pleasant change from the first few misplaced years and hopefully get this decade back on track..
So to celebrate, we are releasing one of the most unique fantasy blades we have seen in the last few years, with a solid Dragon theme pervading the ‘Legend of Dragons’ Fantasy Katana by Ryujin Swords..
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The blade itself is made from tough monotempered 65mn Spring Steel, which means that this is no mere ornament.. But while fully functional, it is a very unique in its appearance – covered with what look similar to Kanji (Chinese Calligraphy) taking shape, though none are actual fully formed characters and the meaning that emerges is entirely up to the viewer..
For the fittings, modern 3D printing takes them to a new level. The hilt is more like a Chinese or European sword than a Katana, featuring a steel pommel Dragon themed pommel, steel Dragon themed hand guard and a unique faux leather wrapped handle with a silver strip representing the ‘menuki’.
It is further complimented by a state of the art, 3D printed scabbard for the perfect fit and that is also decorated with a full length Dragon scene.
Truly unique as a piece of fully functional sword art, it is priced to sell at just $199.99 but is on sale at the moment for just $129.99 making it a blade that nearly anyone can afford that is certain to turn heads and can be proudly declared as more than just a pretty face..
What better way is there to kick off a new year than with some brand spanking new blades? I don’t know of a better way, so here’s 3 cool new blades from Ryujin Swords to start the new year off with!
Black Back Mounted Katana
The fullered 1045 carbon steel blade is the clean lined and well tempered centerpiece of this sword, but it is the complete package with faux leather wrapped black on black hit, tsuba and unique patterned leather wrapped wood core saya (scabbard) with a back wearable strap for when the going gets tough..
A total bargain at just $129.99, but on sale right now for a measly $84.99..
With the economy more or less gone to the dogs, it makes sense that if you want a fancy sword but don’t have several hundred dollars to have someone else make it for you, you could save a small fortune by doing it yourself. This simple but sturdy 1045 carbon steel blade housed in Black Shirasaya fittings could be just the ticket as the foundation of your own sword project – or you could just leave it as is as a cool display piece, affordable blade to practice sharpening and polishing on – the possibilities are endless when it is priced at just $99.99 $69.99..
The blade is perfectly tempered length of hard wearing 65mn spring steel. The hilt, simple black on black – the saya, form fitting and weather resistant ABS with a highly detailed UV print of Cranes and Cherry Blossoms. But the price at just $74.99 for a spring steel blade like this, a bargain – and at our current sale price of $49.99, a TOTAL Bargain!