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Ten Ryu Swords

Known as a great brand for entry level katanas, each one of Ten Ryu’s line of Samurai swords is hand forged with the highest attention to detail and quality. A samurai’s sword is the most prized possession that the warrior owns. Going back to ancient Japan, the samurai sword was considered the soul of the samurai. It is not only a weapon, but one that needs to be respected.

Ten Ryu

The Ten Ryu line of samurai swords is very versatile, featuring a number of different options and designs at a variety of price points. Known for their affordability, Ten Ryu samurai swords are also known to be hand sharpened to ensure the sharpest blade possible. Master sword smiths use a combination of modern knowledge and secrets passed down from generation to generation to ensure quality, sharpness, craftsmanship, and durability within each blade.

Within the United States, Master Cutlery serves as the primary distributor. Since each Ten Ryu sword is forged to fit the needs of a true samurai, they make sure each sword is made to the highest standards. Thus, each sword is fully functional, battle ready, and ready to cut. Featuring high quality blades at prices that won’t break your bank, Ten Ryu swords are a perfect entry level option for collectors and samurai sword aficionados alike. With product prices ranging from $50-200, Ten Ryu has the samurai sword options you want at the prices you can afford.

Ten Ryu Katana

One thing that separates Ten Ryu from other samurai sword manufactures is because their swords are not factory made. Finding a completely handmade sword under $200 is an amazing feature. Ten Ryu katana blades are hand forged and heat treated to ensure your blade will have the strength to last a long time. Each blade has the perfect amount of strength and flex for cutting purposes. Since the blades are hand sharpened, a super sharp edge is created, making your ideal for cutting.

Ten Ryu katana are made for strength and should last for decades. Great for people who are novice or entry level cutters, Ten Ryu katana offer a great option for people who are looking to begin practicing Kenjutsu. The blades are flexible and durable, making them perfect for those looking for a quality samurai sword without spending a fortune.

Ways You Can Spot a Fake

Since Master Cutlery is intended for wholesale purposes only, individuals who are trying to get their hands on a Ten Ryu samurai swords will have to get one through a different vendor like Swords Of The East. This makes it hard to ensure the quality of the Ten Ryu brand line is maintained, since some vendors sell their customers fakes or knock offs.

The best method to give yourself some peace of mind and reassurance that you aren’t getting ripped off is by doing your research. By scanning the various sword forums online, you will be able to determine the vendors who offer true Ten Ryu samurai swords. Yet, one of the biggest giveaways to a fake or knock-off product being sold online can be determined by the asking price. Make sure that you don’t fall for the gimmicks and scams of some online sellers who are offering Ten Ryu swords for a fraction of their usual price. Research the value of the sword you are interested in to make sure you are paying the right amount. Don’t waste your money on a faulty product claiming to be a “Ten Ryu” sword just to save money. Yes, as a consumer you are always looking for a deal, but any site offering a large discount or huge price cut should be examined closely. Find a reputable vendor that offers some customer service and makes it possible to return or exchange your Ten Ryu sword if you think its quality is in question.

Besides price, the next way to determine that your Ten Ryu samurai sword is authentic is by examining its blade. Know that any katana blade should be curved. Also, all Ten Ryu samurai sword blades are made of high carbon steel. If your blade is made of stainless steel, it is most certainly a fake. The blade of your sword is the most important part, and you should be guaranteed that your blade is made of high carbon steel. If it’s not, your blade will not be able to stand up to cutting and is going to break, which could cause a safety concern. Stainless steel is not strong enough steel, and it will break into metal shards when doing normal cutting tasks. Thus, it is imperative that your Ten Ryu samurai sword vendor is supplying you with a high carbon steel blade.

How to Maintain Your Ten Ryu Sword

The quality and functionality of your Ten Ryu 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 also does not matter if you are using your sword as a decoration piece or to practice Kenjutsu. 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 Ten Ryu 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 it, and your scabbard also helps to keep your blade from reshaping. The final reason why you should do it is just for safety. If nothing else, leaving an unsheathed blade out in the open after use could cause a very preventable injury to occur. Samurai swords are very dangerous weapons that can kill. Put your blade away when it’s not being used.

One thing that you want to avoid as much as possible is touching your Ten Ryu sword’s blade. Since your hands produce oils that could ruin your blade over time, it is best to not touch it as much as possible. Keep your hand-to-blade contact to a minimum, and clean your blade with oil after touching it. 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 Ten Ryu blade once a month to keep it in good and working condition.

Now that you know the basics on caring for your Ten Ryu 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 Ten Ryu 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 to medium cutting tasks with your Ten Ryu sword, like cutting water bottles, milk jugs, and hay bales.

Storing Your Ten Ryu Sword

With your sword placed within its scabbard or saya, you can prop it up in a corner or place it on a stand. Make sure that it is left in a dry, cool place. The storing location of your Ten Ryu sword should have low humidity and heat, otherwise your blade could get warped or damaged.

You should always oil your katana before storing it for a long period of time. Apply a light coat of oil to your blade before storing your sword for an extended period of time. If your sword is going to be stored for a very long time, make sure to take it out and oil the blade every six months.

Sharpening and Displaying Your Katana

When it comes to sharpening your Ten Ryu samurai sword, it is best to leave this task to the professionals. By doing a little research, you should be able to find a professional in your area who is certified and knows how to sharpen your sword correctly. 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.

When displaying your Ten Ryu 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. Yet, the direction of the handle of your sword depends on your individual preference.

A Quick Review

Remember that your Ten Ryu 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 before you purchase your Ten Ryu 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.