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This samurai saya sword features a 27-1/2" stainless steel blade with a traditional Japanese inscription. A decorative habaki, tsuba, menuki and pommel add tons of old-world style and authenticity to this saya. The imitation ray skin handle is wrapped in maroon-colored cord. The scabbard features an opening that allows the Japanese inscription to be visible even while the blade is sheathed.
Was expecting an unsharpened sword but is sharp, not razor sharp. Sheath is great quality. Overall the sword in my opinion was under priced. Excellent craftsmanship
I am happy with my purchase. For the price it is a very good value. For the cost, I would recommend this purchase. It's not "museum quality", but well worth the price.
Great gift! The person I gave it to is using it as a display piece, so I’m not sure of the durability. I’m very curious to know though, what does the Japanese inscription on the blade mean?...
This is my first katana looks nice and blade will bend if shaken but is strong but it is also a great display.
Once I got this beauty in I had to go ahead and ordered another . Great piece .Don't wait.
This sword is BEAUTIFUL!! The cord on the handle is almost purple and well wrapped. I love the tsuba as well. The blade on this sword is a thing of beauty. Mine came sharp enough to cut through water bottles and milk jugs. But it's so pretty I don't wanna do that and risk scratching it. If you're thinking about getting this sword, stop thinking, just get it. Thanks BudK!!
Got it in the mail today and was not disappointed, a good quick , light weight and sharp blade . The sheath is a good type of plastic material and is I would say a mix between a samurai and a ninja sword
Though it is made to be put on a wall or display case, the stainless steel holds together very well. It's also very attractive and makes for a good first sword. The blade is about as sharp as a $5.00 machete, but stainless steel doesn't require too much maintenance or extra care, so sharpening is easy. Excellent buy for $20.00.
I got the sword a day early and was very please with the quality and colors. The handle WAS wrapped with a deep purple color, contrary to what the description states. The color is slightly lighter than what is pictured, but still looks very cool. Scabbard is made of fragile wood, but grips nicely and looks decent. Very good for the price.
This is a great sword. Playing fruit ninja works until you hit on of the items at and angle to were it deflects the sword and bends it. But if the sword bends you can easily bend it back. Like other review the scabbard holds the sword tightly.
Excellent for the price. Blade is sharp and fittings are indeed metal. Of course there are some little things like the habaki isn't tight around the blade but it does make an amazing display. And it is well made enough that you could easily show it off.
Very amazing sword. Quick delivery as well. The blade is actually fairly sharp on delivery, and the engraving on the blade makes this a very attractive sword. Trueswords is really the best place for collectors.
This sword is great! its fast the blade is very strong even if it isnt full tang its a great sword for colletions
NOT for hitting things. Or cutting, stabbing, maiming, etc.. <br />Maybe it's just me but, I thought the blade looked a bit skinny when actually got it. Other than that it looks wonderful.
Beautiful! I have no complaints with this sword for the price I paid. A pure joy to have to my collection.
The blade is gorgeous! It is very light for its size, the blade is flawless, the guard appealing, and the hilt exquisite!
Very good sword for display; not for practical use. Thanks for your customer service and speedy delivery Trueswords.
One of my favorite swords and the cut out on the sheath to see the engraving makes it that more elegant.
Great sword! shipped in about 5 days, great customer service. Writing on the blade looks awesome, tsuba looks cool too and you cant appreciate that in the picture. Dull blade, sharp point, the blade also seems to be curved more than i expected, but its my first sword so i could be wrong. Overall very happy with my purchase.
I purchased this sword together with other katana tiger sand garden and i got it after two days so i am very impressed about shipping,this sword is stainless steel blade but for the price of $25 is a steal because i saw at asian plaza at my city was $60 so i am happy with my purchased and both swords display on my wall look so awesome,the small problem i do not like is the handle color is black and not match with the purple showed on the picture but i am fine anyway.i just bought another one AKIO HATTARI model #2201 for $198 and carbon steel 1095 come with box,solk bag,clean kit and velvet display stand...wow it look so elegant and legend,thanks trueswords.com and will buy again soon!
Ordered this sword sat & got it 2day & let me tell u, 4 my 1st sword this is a beauty, perfect condition also, just needs 2 b sharpened, other than that I love it, thanx true swords!
great sword an great customer service the handle wrap is black but not much of a problem i will definitely be buying from trueswords in future
I could not believe that my order had arrived 4 days from when I ordered. Great quality product did NOT dissapoint, hard to believe that the price is so reasonable. I will be back to continue to build my collection!
amazing product_3 Its mainly for show, that is why its very unique and beautiful. Although i do wish it wasn't dull bladed. other then that fact, there is nothing i don't love.
Very cool sword! It was not as cheap and flimsy as I expected it to be, its well built and looks absolutely beautiful. The writing on the blade was smaller than I expected but still very cool. It does have a weird smell that I think is from the purple dye but its not that powerful and a quick spray of Axe got rid of it pretty well. It is just a display sword and is only meant for show so I wouldn't go swinging this around in the woods or defending your home from Genghis Khan with this one. All in all this is an amazing sexy sword and True Swords has yet to disappoint^o^
I got this today and online the color looks like burgundy but when i opened it it was Royal purple and it looked awesome way better than online. I know you cant see the design of the tsuba from the picture but its actually the same tsuba included with the build a katana kit sold on this site for $79.99. Not very sharp but thats the least of my worries. All in All a good buy for the price. Definetly going to be buying more from TrueSwords
I had no dings or faults on it or anything, came within three days, AMAZING Saya. If you're thinking about getting one and can't decide, get it. Very cheap, but not cheaply made, as is TrueSwords. TS has yet to disappoint, wont be my last buy!
Pros<br />A nice Katana to start or complement a collection. Even though the blade is unsharpened the kissaki is quite sharp, be careful. I have used this in a iaido demonstration and received many complements on the katana and saya. The habaki fits nicely in the saya, not too tight or too loose. Very nice feel in the hand, and smooth on the draw and sheathing.<br />Cons<br />I have this katana on display in saya because it has 'china' on one side and '440 stainless steel' on the other side. Sageo is a dark purple (nice presentation knot), Same is black.
shipped three days after wshipped (4 days altogether) but wellll worth the wait, is my very first sword ive ever owned and i love it, very sharp, very durable and love the design.
This sword is my favorite out of the three I bought. The edge isn't sharp, but that isn't promised. I love the design. The wrapping feels awesome. There is not a darn thing wrong with this sword. <br /><br />Plus the purple cord on the saya is a great touch.
Lovely piece of steel here. It is sturdy and has a great wrap on the handle.<br /><br />Only 2 things I have found questionable.<br />It takes a little bit of effort to get it out of the sheath<br />and in the cut away part of the sheath, it feels coarse and unfinished.<br /><br />Other than that, it looks great and is awesome.<br /><br />I am pleased
Very good overall sword; 4.5/5. It is unsharpened, and so should probably be used only for display. The tip however, is sharp, so be careful. It's overall sturdy, the blade doesn't wobble at all. Fairly lightweight sword, it could be used one handed reasonably effectively. The markings on the sword are painted on, and look rather nice. It's only upon close inspection that imperfections in the paint can be seen. On the sword one has to look for imperfections in order to find them; there are slight scratches in some places, but they're very minor. Also, one side of the blade says "440 STAINLESS STEEL" and the other side says "CHINA", so when mounting it's impossible to hide both. The sheath itself is hard plastic. Also, the opening to show the markings had paint shavings in it, but these can be cleared out with a little bit of scraping. I would definitely recommend this sword.
This sword is amazing for the price and is a good sword to start with your collection. But if your ever feel like you want to be a ninja and go chop stuff down in your backyard...you might wanna get it sharpened first.
absolutely incredible, this sword is extremely well made, with a great feel to it. the lettering on the blade is also incredible. overall amazing blade.
Beautiful Sword! Love the Japanese writing! Although the only down side to the sword is the sharpness! It was kinda dull and flat until it hit the point of the sword! Other than that one con, BE-A-UTIFUL!!!
The scabbard is very breakable but it sure holds onto the blade well enough I can hold it upsidedown and shake it around withbnout it falling out the blade isnt straight but its suprisingly durable for stainless steel its very light and easy to carry
The handle wrap is black which looks cool but the other nylon wrap is purple not maroon or red as pictured. The blade in nice and the sheath is light. Like others have said, be careful with the sheath, its fragile. I dont appericate the nylon on the sheath purple. It looks cooler and manly with the maroon nylon.
Super fast shipping, it came in two days. I love everything about this sword. It's a little smaller than I imagined, but I think it's still a great size. Everything looks amazing. The wording on the blade looks fabulous, and the metal work looks incredible. <br />My only concern in the sheath. It feels kind of cheap and whenever you sheath the blade you kind of have to do a final shove at the habaki (little square above the hand guard.) to get it in. It's not that much of an issue though. Some people are complaining about how "440 Stainless Steel" and "China" are printed on the blade. They are printed on the blade, but (at least for my sword) the text is a few shades lighter than the metal its self so it's only noticeable in light, and regardless the text is tiny. Great purchase, and I hope to make more on this site!
for $25 this is the best deal on the site, the blade farrrrrr exceeds the picture and description, decently sharp, enough to lop off a head...cough...only problem is the sheath, although it is extremely smooth it is also extremely fragile. sheath needs more care than the sword itself.
Arrived saturday morning, and it looks better then I <br />even expected. You can't get anything this high of quality for $25 anywhere else, I would pay twice as much. The only reason I give it 4/5 is because it came with a small crack on the scabbard, but True Swords took care of it the day it came and I got a brand new scabard for free.
Just arrived today, very pretty, light and maneuverable. I cant wait too get a stand to display it! ^_^ Its my favorite shade of purple too!
This was definitely worth the price! Gorgeous sword, only thing was that the symbols on the blade, well, the ink was a little messed up. But overall I'm happy with it.
I bought this sword for my birthday. First sword ever, Came so quick in the mail true swords never lets me down. Not that sharp, after playing with it the blade somewhat came out of the handle but not that much to worry about. Good for the price will be buying more from true swords.
This arrived a few days ago. It was nicely packaged and came in at a reasonable time. There is a very small dent on one side of the saya, but its something i can live with. Not sure if the saya is made of hardwood like it says but it kinda feels like plastic. Also it noted that the wrap would be darker than the one shown in the picture. I image it would be close to black or something, instead I got it in full on purple, kinda like royal purple which is brighter than the one shown. The blade is not sharp what so ever except for the tip and writing is written in paint that can be scrapped off if your not careful. the sword is also a tight fit with its saya so drawing the katana isnt smooth and requires a little more effort but be careful not scratch the writing!<br /><br />Aside from all that it is a very beautiful piece. Good weight and looks great on display. I would not recommend anything else to do with it though. I'm very happy with my purchase although its not exactly what i wanted (which is the color in the picture) This is my first sword from trueswords and i do plan on buying more in the future. Next one would probably be a more expense piece with and edge or a battle ready one.
First off, this is officially the first sword I have purchased from True Swords, and the first one I bought over the web, so I may not be sure what to expect. <br /><br />Overall, I love it. The sword is beautiful, the fabric tie is perfect-though there seems to be something hidden under the bindings on the grip, I could be wrong. <br /><br />The Sword was well packaged, and arrived right on time, with its stand. <br /><br />The only downsides I can find: The blade is pretty dirty, and I lack a cleaning kit to clean it properly, so I have to wait a few more days to a week for one to arrive(since I can not find one on True Swords). and the damage to the outer box, I doubt this was True Swords fault, and more the shipping company, but the corners of the box were dented terribly, and while the sword seems undamaged, It was a matter of concern.<br /><br />Overall, a Beautiful sword, great for starers like me! :D
This was the first purchase I have ever made from True Swords. After this purchase, it is no wonder that I have become a loyal customer to this company. This sword is a fantastic display sword. I am constantly asked about the writing on the blade, which every friend of mine finds fascinating. The color of the material is beautiful, and it feels natural in the hand.<br /><br />The sheath is a tight fit. Unsheathing the sword is a little bit harder than I feel that it should be, but it is not meant for fighting so that is fine. My only real complaint is that the little notch on the sheath that the fabric is tied in to broke off shortly after I received it. I was able to just stick it back in place, and super glue would probably fix it, but it was a bit frustrating. However, the wood seems to be of decent quality and, just as any sheath should, is almost as dangerous as the sword itself. It was common practice for a samurai to use his sheath as a blunt weapon, and this one definitely can show you why.<br /><br />The blade is NOT sharp. This is a DISPLAY sword, so do NOT expect it to cut anything. You cannot sharpen it, you cannot do anything to it to make it a weapon. However, the tip is extremely sharp. It can, and will, go through just about anything, so be careful with it. The steel is very sturdy, so please do not swing it at anybody as a joke. The paint used for the writing is paint, and it is stainless steel, so it DOES scratch off. This is unsurprising, but prevents you from properly putting the sword back in the sheath. You cannot slide the sheath across the blade, because it will start scratching off the paint. <br /><br />All in all, it is a beautiful wall piece, and gets quite a few ooh's and aah's. This is a fine collectors' piece.
Good sword, would very much appreciate it more if it didn't ave the 'made in china' and the 'stainless steel' signs on the blade :P
This is a nice blade.... for the price. It wasn`t sharp and had a few minor marks on it but, i can live with that. The sheath also had some marks on it but, i was able to clean it off easily. It is definitely a unique design. It makes a good first sword or a unique add to a collection.
I liked the design and how the sheath had a hole in it so you could see the writing. It is slghtly heavier than my other katanas, stick a little in the sheath, had tiny scratches on the blade, and had a little black residue on the gaurd. But it is still my favorite for its price.<br />Also, the handle wrap was black instead of magenta like the bow on the sheath, which kinda disapointed me.
Great original design and looks great with my others on the stand, just the kanji wasn't a burn in like I thought and a few letters came looking like they hadn't been sealed on well and were missing parts.
This thing is beautiful. It's bigger than the picture indicates, and has a nice balanced weight to it. <br /><br />The only problem is, mine arrived with a nick in the sheath, and a some plastic shavings.
etchings are dead on for display with the sheath. you get what you pay for. great quality for under $100
Overall the sword itself is a beautiful display piece. Looks great on any fireplace mantle or bookshelf or dresser. My main concern is that when i got it the sheath was cracked. Trueswords of course took care of the issue and i got it fixed. But overall, aside from that, it's a good product
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