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Dynasty Forge Musha 1060 Musashi Double Ring Theme Katana

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The Dynasty Forge Musha class offers surprisingly strong cutting performance at a very reasonable price. These blades are forged from 1060 carbon steel and through tempered for durability, offering a strong blade that is more forgiving to less than perfect technique.

Forged from extremely durable 1060 spring steel, this blade is mono-tempered and machine polished. Forged without Bo-Hi, this blade is the most durable cutter in the Musha line. The Shinogi-Ji is hand-burnished to a mirror polish, giving the blade a crisp geometry. The sword is fitted in Musashi themed Tsuba and Fuchi-Kashira with a pair of Menuki. The Saya is finished in 11-layer natural lacquer taken to a high-gloss finish. The 11 Tsuka is paneled with genuine ray-skin and wrapped in black cotton Ito. Includes a cotton sword bag.

Please Note: These katana now come with a single bamboo mekugi peg instead of two. Historically, single pegs were used for many katana.

Please Note: It is common for the lacquer finish of the scabbards to have minor cosmetic blemishing. Also, the Menuki may not match what is pictured as it is common for the manufacturer to use different menuki for different production runs. It is also common for the sword to be configured for a single bamboo mekugi peg to be used instead of two. Also – It is common for the manufacturer to sometimes place a metal cap on the end of the scabbard which matches the pommel cap of the sword. Please be aware that some swords have this cap and others are plain wood.

Overall Length41''
Blade Length29 3/4''
Weight2 lb 10.5 oz
Width34 mm
Thickness8 mm - 5.7 mm
Grip Length11 1/8''
Blade [1060 High Carbon Steel]
ClassBattle Ready
ManufacturerDynasty Forge
Country of OriginChina

1 review for Dynasty Forge Musha 1060 Musashi Double Ring Theme Katana

  1. R. K.

    A Rugged, Heavy Katana I’m no expert on Japanese swords, so feel free to point out any mistakes I made in labeling the parts.

    Mine first impression when I unsheathed this katana was “Wow! This thing is heavy!” This being my first katana, I didn’t know what to expect in terms of balance and weight. I have been told that this katana is very heavy and tough compared to other katana.

    The overall shape of the tsuka is somewhat cone-shaped, tapering slightly towards the kashira and flaring out a little on the other end near the fuchi. The ito alternates, is tight, and the diamonds are fairly even, but not perfect. The ito feels more like rayon or polyester then cotton, which is nice – no fuzz. The kashira and fuchi are plain steel or iron (I tested them with a magnet), with a matte black coating. The Mushashi style tsuba is also made of matte black coated iron or steel. The same is real, though the strips seem to be a little narrow in places – I can see just a little bit of wood on the edge of one diamond. The menuki on my katana are not Buddhist swords as shown in the pictures and description, but are instead, as far as I can make out, depictions of the sun and the moon with clouds. Some of the decorative filed edging on the seppa between the tsuba and the habaki is uneven and ragged looking. There is one mekugi.

    The blade itself is flawless. It is through hardened, with no fake hamon. The kissaki is counter-polished, with no geometrical yokote. When looking down the mune of the blade, I can see that the kissaki flares out a little before coming to a point. A nice touch. The polish is mirror on the shinogi-ji, and almost mirror on the rest of the blade, except for the kissaki. The edge is sharp – not razor, or dull, just sharp as it should be. The ha is straight as a laser.

    The saya has an iron or steel kojiri, which is finished matte black like the other fittings. The lacquer is glossy and even. The koiguchi is horn, and I assume the kurigata is as well. The sageo is the same black material as the ito. The katana does rattle a little in the saya, and the koiguchi does not hold the katana tightly – it slips out of the saya very easily.

    I have had no training or prior experience using a katana. I tested it on a few water-filled milk jugs. It did the job fairly well – nothing extremely impressive, but that was because of my less then stellar technique. It had no bends or other problems when I was done, even after I accidentally hit the top of the trashcan the targets were sitting on.

    Overall, I would class this katana as a heavy cutter – a backyard beater that may not be as pretty as other models in it’s price range, but one that will probably outlast the competition.

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