Musashi Dark Stallion Katana Sword 1060 Carbon Steel


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  • 27 1/2 hand forged 1060 carbon steel blade
  • Clay tempered to produce a real hamon line
  • Genuine ray skin and cotton cord wrapped handle
  • Full-tang blade is double-pegged to the hardwood handle
  • Includes black cotton storage bag
  • Overall length: 39 3/4"

This Musashi Dark Stallion Katana sword features a hand-forged 1060 carbon steel blade that has not been fullered. The fullering process, sometimes called a bo-hi or blood groove, reduces the weight of the sword and allows for more nimble use of the sword. Thus, this sword is much heftier and can slice through thicker bamboo stalks because of its weight. The blade has also been clay tempered to produce a real hamon line and a blade hardness of 55 HRC. The full-tang blade has been double bamboo pegged to the hardwood handle for a truly battle ready sword.

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Customer Reviews | Average Rating: 4.83 out of 5
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Dec 19, 2018
(5 out of 5)
Diamond in the rough

I bought this exact same sword 7 years ago. They had it named Speckled Rose Burgundy or something like that. Still as perfect 7 yrs later. Very good blade, tough, back yard beater and then some. Super nice sword.


Patrick McManus
Nov 01, 2016
(3 out of 5)
Great sword, slightly dissatisfied

I ordered this sword just a few days ago, and it came in the mail today.I was so excited for it, but when I got the sword, I noticed the Tsuba is rattling and slightly loose. I do not know what to do with it as of now , but I sadly don't trust it to stay together when I try to swing it.I suppose I will just use it as a display sword. I hope Budk can do something about this.


Nathan Cantu
Oct 07, 2016
(5 out of 5)
Beautiful Sword

I just got this today. I love it. It came sharp. All the fittings are tight, no imperfections and it just feels great holding. It isn't as heavy as I expected it to feel but that isn't anything negative. With a little polish it came out looking amazing. I recommend this to anyone looking for a good sword without wanting to spend a ton of money for. You won't be disappointed.


Sep 14, 2016
(5 out of 5)
Amazing blade

Ok a small back ground on me , I've been a blacksmith for 30 years and a bladesmith for 20 years . I bought two Musashi katanas from True Swords , for the purpose of destroying them . This being one of them . I am no martial artist, nor do I have any original Japanese Katanas to compare fit of hardware to. So I am going to speak only on durability of this blade . First , I skipped over cutting water jugs or any other soft impact items. I went right for pine 2x2s. This blade passed right through with no deflection of the blade , no chips to the blade or edge roll . Second , I tied 16 pieces of 2" diameter bamboo together and proceeded to hack and chop at them with a total of 30 swings. Again no edge roll or chips to the blade . Third I took the blade and proceeded to beat it through a 12" diameter red oak log with with a 2.5 pound blacksmiths hammer , splitting six pieces from it like you would with an ax . All of this was done right out of the box, no extra sharpening was done . After my tests the only visible damage was caused from the hammer striking the spline of the blade . I then took the blade into the shop and was able to put a razors edge on the blade . In short I could not reproduce this blade for cost it sells for let alone sell a finished katana . Would I recommend the Musashi 1060 steel blade ? My only responce would be Hell Yes I Would ! Respectfully Ryan Kern Whiskey Ditch Forge


Stephen Schroeder
Mar 08, 2016
(5 out of 5)

Musashi makes nice swords. They are not the top of the line, but neither are they the low end of the spectrum. I have four other swords of theirs and I have been happy with them all. This sword was no exception. :-) I got this one for several reasons. One, it is not black. The brown Tsuka with the speckled brown Saya is a nice change of pace for my sword rack. Secondly, it is my first non-fullered sword. It has a nice heft and cuts very well and still makes a satisfying Tachikaze when swung correctly. All the fittings were solid and tight. The Hamon is beautiful. The pictures here do not do this piece justice. For the price, you cannot go wrong. Catch it on a 20-30% sale and you have a real steal.


Jon DiCerbo
Jan 23, 2016
(5 out of 5)

Wow! Great sword for not a bad price! Katana fits tightly in the saya,no rattle. Tsuka is wrapped tight,and in the correct way. Hamon is visible and unique. Fittings are solid and well made. Blade is polished well. This is just a great all around stater sword,or beautiful display item.


Stephen Schroeder
Jan 19, 2016
(5 out of 5)
Very Happy

Just received mine this afternoon. I am very happy! Shipping was fast as always. Thank you guys and the Fedex folks. On to the katana…As with Musashi items, it came in the standard company box with the black and red Musashi colors. Inside, the sword was in a standard black sword bag packaged between three Styrofoam spacers and there were five silicate packs to absorb moisture. There was also the standard Musashi Silver Series Certificate which contains all sorts of information about the creation process and even the sword’s name. That was the only portion that was not translated so I will have to rely on a local contact at my favorite restaurant to tell me what it is. Untying the bag and sliding the piece out, I was impressed with the speckled Saya – my first one like this. The product description calls this burgundy, but to my eyes it is a dark brown. Either way I like the look and feel. The Sageo is a dark red with white speckles and makes a nice complimentary look with the brown of the Saya and Ito. The Kojiri is a gloss black as is a small band at the Koiguchi. Drawing the blade out, it was wrapped in plastic as most of my other Musashi katanas have been. Undoing that plastic, you will notice the blade is coated in a protective layer of oil. A careful wipe down, reveled an awesome blade. This is also my first no bo-hi katana. The Hamon was well defined. The Ha was clean and smooth – there were no discernable nicks, smudges, or flaws of any type. The Habaki and Seppa were solid. The Tsuba is beautiful (in my opinion.) All the other Tsuka components were solid and as far as I can tell flawless. Everything is tight and feels good in your hands. Since all my other swords have a Bo-hi, I was under the impression that a blade without one would be difficult to generate a Tachikaze, but not so with this katana. Perhaps all the practice is paying off and I am finally generating a solid cutting path? Either way, this blade made a terrific Tachikaze. It also came extremely sharp! I made a few light cuts and I can say this is the sharpest out of the box katana I have had (I own nine others.) I have never been let down with a Musashi product. I was fortunate to catch this piece on a sale so it was just at $100 including shipping. And guys, I know there are all sorts of higher priced blades that allegedly are of better quality and I am sure many of them are worth the money, but this piece, even at the $110 price is really a good buy. It is solid, sharp and should last you decades with the proper care. Perhaps you even pass it down to future generations? The Musashi 1060 series is a great line and you won’t be disappointed no matter which one (or ones) you get. (P.S. I double-spaced the paragraphs so this would be easier to read, but sometimes it gets posted as a "Wall O'Text". Apologies if that turns out to be the case this time.)


Jul 24, 2015
(5 out of 5)

This katana... This Katana... is my Favorite from True Swords, I love how it is made, it is well put together, and pretty sharp (not quite as sharp as i like mine) But it is sharp. I love the design on the tsuba, it is beautiful artwork, as well as the antique finish. I love the clay temper design, it is beautiful also. I am very well pleased with this sword, thank you so much True Swords and Musashi! This is lighter than my other 2 katana, and i quite like that. I love the cotton cord wrap color and feel as well as the speckled burgundy saya. I am immensely pleased with my purchase, thank you again!


Jun 06, 2015
(5 out of 5)

Colors are a little ugly but that's just my taste, I liked the looks of the tsuba on the speckled burgundy over the bamboo without bo-hi so I went with it. Very happy with my purchase, beautiful sword, lighter than I expected actually. I also have a Ryumon phoenix but I got this to beat around. The phoenix is quite a bit heavier even with the bi-hi. The blade on this sword is a tiny bit more narrow. Not sure witch one I'd rather have in the zombie apocalypse. Lighter and faster go a long way. Mine arrived razor sharp, easily cuts paper. Shipping was fast, ordered Mon, received Thursday. I will definitely be buying more swords from here. Happy customer.


Michael McKinsey
Mar 02, 2015
(5 out of 5)

Loose Tsuba, washers on both side of Tsuba are bent out away from Tsuba, flat spot on blade, bamboo pegs through tang are WAY to long...DISPLAY ONLY, worth $50-$75 NOT 109!
Response: Thank you for alerting us with the quality issue with this product. We have contacted the vendor and are performing a quality control check to ensure we do not have any other unacceptable products within this item number. We will also be happy to refund your money or send you a replacement sword if you will contact our customer service department at 800-735-3326.


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