This is a museum-quality reproduction of an antique Japanese helmet and mask armor set. Much like European helmets, Japanese helmets were designed to protect the wearer, but also to awe and intimidate.
This museum-quality reproduction of the helm of the great Samurai Date Masamune has been handcrafted by the metalsmiths of Hanwei with exacting attention to detail.
The katana themed tsuba and handle fittings on this Longquan Master Tanto are solid iron. The wooden handle has traditional cord wrapping over genuine, tea-dyed rayskin. A black lacquered and polished wooden scabbard with cord-wrapping houses the blade.
A part of the Paul Chen / Hanwei “Generals Series” line, this katana is made in the memory of the One-Eyed Dragon of Oshu, Date Masamune. The katana has a distinct brown suede wrap placed over white same (rayskin) with a detailed gold menuki.
Honor one of the legendary names of Japanese history with the Takeda Shingen Katana. Featuring a 27 1/8” forged steel blade and real buffalo horn kurikata and kojiri.
Stunning like the enchanting fish it’s named after, the Koi Katana shows the fish swimming cut into the tsuba. Hand-forged T10 high-carbon steel blade. A fantastic complement to the wakizashi!
A fantastic complement to the katana, the Koi Wakizashi shows an elegant Koi fish swimming in the tsuba. Hand-forged T10 high-carbon steel blade.
Kaeru means frog which is the name given to this wakizashi thanks to the amphibian seen on the tsuba. Made by Paul Chen of Hanwei.
The rich tradition of the Samurai is captured in our line of traditional katana’s and swords. The strict code lived by during the height of each dynasty’s reign emphasized honor, faith and trust. This complex culture proudly displayed these positive traits in everything they did and made. We at MuseumReplicas.com keep that tradition alive. Whether a novice collector or true connoisseur in the ways of the Samurai, you'll find a wide array of weapons for just about any pocket book.
Top Customer Reviews
Review of: Raptor Katana Moroha Zukuri
This is my second Hanwei sword and it is of quite high quality.
-Extremely well balanced and light.
-Feels great in the hand.
-Tight ito and samegawa panels.
-Fits extremely well in the saya and does not rattle.
-All fittings are tight and do not rattle
-The tsuba on this sword has a spot where the blackened steel flaked off. I'm sure this is a casting flaw and probably does not represent every sword.
I have not cut with this blade as I currently do not have access to an appropriate amount of space to do so. Please bear that in mind.
If you need a more thorough review including cutting, look up Matthew Jensen on YouTube.
Museum Replicas shipping was fast and a pleasure to do business with.
Reviewed by: Chris, May 05, 2021
Review of: Takeda Shingen Katana
Beautifully rendered, well balanced and sturdy against my overgrown practice bamboo garden. Worthy of the most honorable Samurai
Reviewed by: Mike, December 22, 2020
Review of: Practical Plus XL Light Katana
I have collected a lotta swords (and stuff). but I did NOT have a real katana. For a collector, that's like collecting guns and not having an M1911 - it's almost morally wrong. So, when I happened to come into some extra cash AND MR offered their awesome Black Friday deal, I decided it was time! I wanted one I KNEW was meant to use, so I went for the "practical" line. There were four, and after comparing I went for the most expensive one... I wanted it to LOOK good too, and I also wanted the longer type with a typical handle length. I am sure fully pleased!! Just even looking at it, it was plain this was no-foolin' good steel, not some chromed crap...., and a big hunka hunka steel it is. Thick, hefty and sharp (in case you were wondering, as I was), but not out of balance. No loose fittings anywhere. Simple, but beautiful to the eye. It is exactly what I was looking for!
Reviewed by: Gordon, December 03, 2020