I AM BOTH PLEASED AND PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE RGW KATANA RANGE.AS MANY OF YOU ALREADY KNOW THIS HAS BEEN SEVERAL YEARS IN THE MAKING AND IS NOW AVAILABLE
TO ORDER,I STATE THIS AS YOUR KATANA IS AVAILABLE WITH SEVERAL CHOICES OF KOSHIRAE,ITO,SAME ETC. AND WILL
HAVE A DELIVERY TIME APPROX. 8 -12 WEEKS FROM CLEARED PAYMENT DATE.THIS TIME WILL HAVE TO REMAIN VARIABLE TO ALLOW
FOR CUSTOMS CLEARANCE ETC. BUT WILL IN MOST CASES BE SO AND YOU WILL BE KEPT UP TO DATE ON YOUR ORDER PROGRESS WHEN REQUESTED.
ALL ITEMS OF YOUR KATANA SUCH AS BLADE AND TSUKA LENGTH CAN BE PRODUCED TO YOUR SPECIFICATION IF REQUIRED AND OFTEN AT NO
As a mixed martial arts instructor/practitioner over 22 years (and Cinematographer) I have
always been on the lookout for my dream katana, that would both suit my training needs, aswell as be true to traditional Japanese
sword design and quality. When i came across RGW Handforged Katanas online, I was really excited to find a seller who obviously
knew about the products he was selling, and offered a large range of quiality blades that were aimed at the serious practitioner.
As the market is flooded with low quality swords, and many dealers
overseas seem to roll out massproduced display swords, I was very surprised to find a seller who not only delivered top quality,
but at unbelievable prices for what you get.
decided that the RGW 1095 CLAY TEMPERED FOLDED STEEL blade was the one for me. As I know how many hundreds of hours are spent
in the process of selecting the forging materials, melting, folding, shaping the steel, not to mention the refined and expert
work it takes to temper and curve the blade, I could not believe i had all these choices at my fingertips, and it could be
delivered to my door here in the UK.
recieving my katana, I have put it to the test in every way. It feels wonderful in my hand, it feels well balanced, solidly
put together, and has obviously been built with great care and admiration. The handle (Tsuka) is the perfect length for me (28.5cm)
as it provides excellent grip and leverage, but is not so long as to poke into my arms or ribs on tighter movements and forms.
With many swords it is also too short, which is a fast way to get strain injuries in your wrists, not to mention dangerous loss
The blade is beautifully curved,
which delivers a smooth slicing action, where the edge follows your hand, without any loss of power. This also makes the draw
very natural, without any over reaching. It is gracefully designed with a clear 'Hamon' line that depicts a traditional
'mountain scape', rather than the mechanical pattern grind or acid edge so often seen in inferiour swords.
The blade itself is nicely thick, with a solid feel on impact, and
none of the cheap alloy vibration one often feels (and hears). I chose to have no 'Bo-hi', as i wanted a sword
that would not only cut cleanly, but also provide the weight i needed to improve my grip strength and arm/shoulder speed and
The 'Same' is a nice thick quality
ray skin, not the offcut patches often used. The 'Ito' and 'Sageo' are neatly and tightly braded, as to provide
a sure grip, yet still ellegant and proudly presented. The handle is held together by traditional bamboo mekugi
pins, which means i know i always have the opertunity to change the design of the sword in the future, if i want to. This
means you have a fully customised sword for life, which can be the accurate extention of your arm, and suit your style
and body, which i believe is the only way in which a samurai would have originally chosen a blade to live along side and depend
All in all, I would highly recommend this
company to any serious blade practitioner, or purely collectors, as you get a great flexible service, which delivers
a sword that is amazing for the price you pay. I think only the best swordsmiths/designers fabricate blades with
the care and attention to detail, they would put into making their own sword. This is definately the case here.
1095 CLAY HARDENED £325.00
I received my RGW sword on saturday, and I must say I'm extremely happy with item itself, as well
as the service and advice you offered.
The RGW katana is of extremely high build quality, there are so many
fine details of craftsmenship which can only be seen when one is holding the sword, even the hi-res photos on your site do
not do it justice. The balance and weight are perfect for a sword of its length. Even the silk bag is one of the nicest i've
seen! I'm glad I paid a little extra for one of your custom blades - it was really worth firstname.lastname@example.org
THE KOBUSE LAMINATION IS A TECHNIQUE WHERE A SOFTER
INNER STEEL IS WRAPPED WITH A HARDER OUTER STEEL,THIS IS ONE OF MANY TRADITIONAL METHODS THAT WAS AND IS STILL USED TODAY
AND ONE THAT I HAVE CHOSEN TO BE,IN MY OPINION,THE MOST PRCTICAL AND SUITABLE FOR TODAYS MODERN STEELS.THE INNER SOFTER CORE
STEEL IS WRAPPED WITH FOLDED CLAY HARDENED 1095 STEEL.THIS TYPE OF LAMINATION IS VERY DIFFICULT TO PRODUCE CORRECTLY SO SOME
ADDITIONAL TIME IS REQUIRED FOR THE FORGE.
THE KOBUSE LAMINATED BLADE WILL COME WITH THE HANDFORGED,HANDSHAPED
AND HAND FINISHED KISSAKI PICTURED BELOW ALTHOUGH THIS IS AVAILABLE AS AN EXTRA TO ALL MY KATANA.
1095 CLAY HARDENED FOLDED STEEL BLADE £385.00
What can I say, but thank you so much!! I have never opened a package
so carefully in all my life. A totally stunning work of art, the hamon and folds are so prominent. The weight feels amazing,
the whole sword in fact feels great in my hands. The seal made with the Saya when re-sheathing is fantastic.
pleased indeed and well worth the wait, and I will be sure to recommend you to anyone who speaks to me about the purchase
of a Shinken.
BLADE ~ 70cm nagasa,19mm sori,1095
clay tempered high carbon monosteel/folded steel,9260 spring steel.
WEIGHT ~ 1.1 - 1.3kg (with or without bo-hi)without
saya,balance point 13cm from tsuba
TSUKA ~ 28.5cm wood,colour optional silk ito,white/black same,2 x bamboo mekugi
SAGEO ~ colour optional silk
HABAKI/SEPPA ~ solid brass
I would just like to say how delighted I am to take delivery of my Katana ordered from
Rod. It was just over three months in the making and Rod kept me informed of progress throughout. I purchased
a Katana from the higher priced range, it's beautiful, the artwork on the sword is simply stunning, what I've waited
for all my life, I am now 62! I practised my first cuts today, on a tatami roll (4 matts), taking four cuts it was like
a hot knife through butter balance of the blade, perfect. I am 5th Dan in Martial Arts and 4th Dan Konoru, anyone wanting
a sword at a reasonable price, don't look any further than Rod, he will help you in every way. Delighted Sensai Maggs.
BELOW ARE YOUR CHOICES OF HAND MADE KOSHIRAE FOR THE MOUNTING
OF YOUR BLADE.
OPTION 12 NO LONGER AVAILABLE
SAYA WITH RAY SKIN INLAY,FROM £45.00.
WRATTAN WRAP TO TOP SECTION OF SAYA FROM £45.00
FULL SAME WRAP £40.00
HAND FORGED,HAND FINISHED KISSAKI. PLEASE ADD £45.00
NOW CHOOSE YOUR SILK ITO/SAGEO FROM THE LIST BELOW
TO MAKE YOUR PURCHASE PLEASE CONTACT ME WITH THE FOLLOWING
BLADE - 9260 SPRING STEEL,1095 CLAY HARDENED,1095 CLAY HARDENED FOLDED OR 1095 KOBUSE
LAMINATED,WITH OR WITHOUT BO-HI,SHARP OR BLUNT
KOSHIRAE - OPTIONS 1~18
- BLACK OR WHITE,PANEL OR FULL WRAP
UPON CONFIRMATION YOUR PAYPAL INVOICE CAN BE GENERATED OR ANY CHOSEN PAYMENT
METHOD CONFIRMED,ONCE PAYMENT IS RECEIVED YOUR ORDER WILL BE PASSED TO THE FORGE AND YOUR KATANA MADE.