Does Anyone own a Hanwei Forge Miyamoto Musashi sword?
QUESTION: We've all seen katanas with the name "musashi", but this IS the Miyamoto Musashi sword. Runs from $500-1000.
At least it appears to be a good sword.
My question is does anyone own it, and if so, is it more of a display piece or is it the real deal?
Right now, its almost impossible for me to shell out $300-1000 on a Katana, but this sword, as well as the Cheness Tenchi Katana were ones I was strongly considering.
So if anyone can provide insight into this sword I would greatly appreciate it!!ANSWER:
The Hanwei Musashi it is definitely the real deal as far as functionality goes. We actually stock the 'Elite' version of this sword here at the SBG Sword Store and we don't stock non-functional swords... ;-)
It is an excellent cutter. Some people don't like the extra long tsuka, but others love it - so that is a matter of personal preference.
The main reason it is called the 'Musashi' sword is because of the tsuba design, the double C rings which were apperently designed by the great man himself.
Defintely a worthwhile sword.