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Treasures of the Far East

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.

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Practical Katana by Paul Chen / Hanwei

#500684
Like the name implies the Practical Katana is an economical cutting sword. Great for cutting practice or for those just starting their collection.
$250.95

Practical Plus Tanto

#403339
No Practical Plus set can be complete without the Practical Plus Tanto! Hand forged high carbon steel differentially hardened to HRC 60 on the edge and HRC 40 on the spine.
$189.95

Raptor Tanto

#403226
This Raptor Tanto is part of a collection designed to the specifications of cutting master James Williams. Forged of 5160 high-carbon steel and specially heat treated.
$196.95

Shikoto Hammer-Forged Longquan Master Wakizashi

#501722
The tsuba and handle fittings on this Shikoto Teal Wakizashi are of solid brass with an aged bronze finish. The wooden handle has teal traditional cord wrapping over genuine, tea-dyed rayskin. A black lacquered and polished wooden scabbard with cord-wrapping houses the blade.
$266.99

The Black Crane Damascus Katana

#501516
The razor sharp blade of this Katana sword is hand-forged Damascus steel. Handle has genuine ray skin, wrapped with black, Japanese purpose silk. Overall 39-1/4 inches.
$194.95

Ryumon Dragon Katana

#501447
This katana exhibits a hand-forged 1065 high carbon steel blade with a real hamon. Features genuine cotton-wrapped, rayskin handle, bronze tsuba and an ornate saya. Includes Certificate of Authenticity. Overall length of 41-1/4 inches.
$329.95

Classic Tiger Katana

#501182
Ferocious like its namesake animal, the Tiger Katana from Hanwei has been brought back into production by Paul Chen / Hanwei with the same folded steel as the original.
$1,039.95

Shirasaya

#500992
This hand-forged Japanese blade is crafted of AISI 1060 high carbon steel. The mune (back of blade) and the ha (edge) is 45° Rockwell and 58° Rockwell respectively. Comes with Certificate of Authenticity. Made in a 2600-year-old swordmaking center. Overall length of 39-3/8 inches.
$249.95

Top Customer Reviews

Review of: Raptor Katana Moroha Zukuri

This is my second Hanwei sword and it is of quite high quality.

The good
-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 bad
-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