Iwa Katana Review

This nice cutting test review with our Iwa Model  is performed by Nicole : And these cutting sessions were done by Phillip :

continue reading

Higo Katana Review

In the first video, John is reviewing the higo katana itself, the second video (below) is were the action is :) The cutting tests

continue reading

Konron's 9260 Quality Katana, a review with video

9260 Konron Forge Katana - 2e Generation REVIEW review by Serge Winckelmans This summer I was on vacation in Spain. Been there, my eye felt down to a ornamental katana set, and I bought it. Once I came back in Belgium I searched the web for a real katana and I found a site (in Belgium) who would deliver me a real (low budget) katana. When I saw the testings of this katana, my mind was sold to swords in general. The next thing I did was ordering a KONRON 9260 katana at samoerai sword shop (dot

continue reading

Battle ready katanas, next in line is the Kiku Katana.

Introduction Recently I tested the Kiku Katana. The version I’ve got is without bo-hi. I will start with this review with the looks, fit and finish of this katana. Then I’ll tell you what kind of tests I performed with it, and my conclusions about the Kiku katana. The Looks The Kiku is delivered in a blue sword bag, which is suitable for full Koshirae ( the katana fully equipped with tsuba etc. ) The first thing which strikes me when I see this Kiku katana is the sori ( the curvature of the

continue reading

New cheap handmade samurai sword – Ideal entry level sword

A few days ago, our members already got a notification about the new things that were going to happen here at our store (not a member yet ? Go here, subscribe and you will be part of our elite club ). Today I can announce a first new toy…I’m not sure if you remember the 9260 steel samurai swords we got in from the Konron forge. They were a huge success and the first and second delivery did sold out within a few weeks. At this moment, the forge need to re-locate and it will still take a few weeks

continue reading

9260 Katana Sword review with Video.

Introduction Hello, welcome to this review about the Konron 9260 Katana. I am Daan. I own a Hanwei Practical Katana and use it for so called “Backyard Tamishigiri”. I have had no official sword training, so I learned everything I do and know on the internet, online forums and just lots of practicing. A few days ago Dave asked me if I was interested in testing and writing a review about the 9260 Konron Katana. I gladly accepted to enjoy the “feel” of an other katana and to review it, have

continue reading

The Konron katana tested to the bone

Introduction Dave, of the Samurai-Sword-Shop has offered me the possibility to test the Konron 9260 Katana. I have tested the version without bo-hi. I will start with this review with the looks and finish of this katana. After that I’ll tell you about the real deal. The testing, something these katana’s are build for. The Looks My first impression of the Konron is a good one. It has a serious and sturdy feel.The saya is painted in shining black. The paint work is tight and doesn’t chip easily

continue reading

9260 steel katana review

After days of rain, we had a sunny day so it was time to get our new 9260 steel katanas and play a bit. The new delivery arrived last week but we were so busy with organising our little sword show that we didn’t have any time left to give you a closer look. Besides the traditional forged carbon steel swords(more on those one later) we also have to 9260 spring steel swords in stock now. These blades are known as flexible and very strong. Since they are through hardened, there’s no hamonline to

continue reading