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Despite being new to the market, Musashi Swords has quickly become known for making quality, dependable Japanese katana and other blades at budget prices. A number of Chinese forges make up the company, which remarkably includes the forge of celebrated Chinese sword craftsman Chris Zhou.

Chris Zhou started forging swords under his father’s instruction. Zhou has forged swords for Wu Fan Fu, who was a former Chinese Vice Chairmen, and Xi Zhongxun, who was the Deputy Prime Minister in 1988. To go along with this, Zhou was also awarded in 2001 the title of Arts and Crafts Master of the Zhejang Province.

Musashi Katana

Musashi swords have a relatively new online presence, but they have made regular appearances at many trade shows. Even though Musashi swords created in different forges, they are generally made of good quality. This consistency is a very nice feature, especially since Musashi swords are some of the lowest priced that you can find on the market.

Under the Musashi brand name, a consumer can find some of the most affordable display and light duty swords and some genuine workhorse katanas. Individuals who are looking to purchase a Musashi katana should expect to pay a price within the range of $60 to around $300, depending on what they are looking for.

Many of the Musashi swords that are at the $60 price range get great reviews by the customer’s that purchase them. An important thing to note about Musashi swords is that they can only truly be identified by their SKU numbers. Thus, the name of each sword may vary between retailers and vendors. However, understand that the swords at the $60 price range are a very economical choice for what you are getting. These katanas are very affordable, but they are still considered fully functional and battle ready. For the price, they can be used as a great display piece or light cutter.

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How to Care for Your Musashi Sword

The quality and functionality of your Musashi sword can only be achieved through maintenance. Even though this does not require much work, keeping up with the maintenance of your sword helps to improve its longevity. It does not matter if you are using your sword as a decoration piece or to practice Kenjutsu or Tameshigiri. Remember that your sword serves as a piece of art and as a symbol that requires respect and care. In order for your blade to last, it needs to be maintained.

The first thing you should always do after you are done using your sword is to place it in its scabbard or saya. By doing so, you will protect your blade from long exposure to air that can corrode your blade. You should also know that your scabbard helps to keep your blade from reshaping. But, if none of the reasons above are convincing enough, you should put your katana in its scabbard just for safety. If nothing else, leaving an unsheathed blade out in the open after use could cause a very preventable injury to occur. You should know that samurai swords are very dangerous weapons and can easily injure or kill someone if they are not handled properly. Thus, be safe and put your sword away when it is not being used.

One thing that you will want to avoid as much as possible with your Musashi katana blade is touching it frequently. Since your hands produce oils that could ruin your blade if it is frequently touched, it is best to not touch your blade when it is not absolutely necessary. Keep your hand-to-blade contact to a minimum, and when you do touch it, clean it with oil after. You can use a natural or synthetic oil to clean your blade. Some natural oils that you could use include mineral, clove, and camellia. When it comes to synthetics, silicone oil in a spray bottle will do the job.  Remember to oil your Musashi blade once a month to keep it in good and working condition.

Now that you know the basics on caring for your Musashi sword, you should know some ways that you can damage or break it. First off, you shouldn’t try to cut extremely hard objects with it. Do not try and cut down large tree trunks or branches with your Musashi sword. Your sword was not designed to handle these types of cutting tasks. To cut down large trees, you should use an axe instead. You should only perform light cutting tasks with your Musashi sword, which could include water bottles and milk jugs.

Storing Your Musashi Sword

After you are done practicing with your sword, you should prop it up in a corner or place it on a stand. Make sure that your katana is left in a cool and dry place. Also, the place you decide to store your Musashi katana should have low humidity and heat. If not, your blade could get warped or damaged from unsatisfactory conditions.

Finally, you should always oil your katana before storing it for an extended period of time. To do this, apply a light coat of oil to your blade before storing it away in your scabbard for a long period of time. If you are going to store your blade for a very long time, make sure you take it out of its scabbard every six months to oil your blade.

Sharpening Your Blade

When it comes to sharpening your Musashi samurai sword, it is best to leave this task to the professionals. If you take some time to do some research, you should be able to find a professional in your area who is certified and knows how to sharpen your blade properly. You need to remember that your samurai sword is not a toy, and this type of sharpening could be very dangerous. Another danger is the possibility of permanently damaging or breaking your sword.

Displaying Your Sword

When you decide to display your Musashi samurai sword over a horizontal stand, make sure that the edge of your blade is facing up. This will prevent your blade from becoming damaged in your scabbard. When it comes to which direction to display your handle, this decision is more of a preference choice as compared to a right or wrong choice. You should decide which option looks best to you and stick with it.

Yet, most say that when you display your handle to the right, your katana can be drawn more easily. Thus, some take this as a meaning of aggression. This may also be a suitable option for you if are more likely to defend your home from intruders with your battle-ready katana. On the other hand, you can decide to display your katana by placing its handle to the left. When your sword is displayed like this, many believe that it is a sign of peace. This may be the way you may want to display your sword when you have guests or family visiting your home.

In Conclusion

Remember that your Musashi samurai sword is a very dangerous weapon. You should know how to handle it responsibly to prevent severe injury or even death from occurring. Make sure that before you purchase your Musashi samurai sword that you do your research and buy from a reputable vendor. Finally, you want to make sure that keep up with the maintenance of your blade in order to make it last a lifetime.