Excalibur Brothers has recently received a new shipment of Thaitsuki Nihonto swords. These highly sought after swords are often available only on a pre-order basis as usually the number of swords received are not enough to fill existing backorders and often times can take 3-6 months to receive from the time of order.
These swords are fully functional and forged in the Yamato Nihonto tradition making it a durable, flexible and extremely sharp blade. While these are a high end swords they make an excellent addition to any sword enthusiasts collection.
Make sure to order yours today while supplies last as it may a while before we have an excess supply like this again.
Lovers of swords and knives have been engaged in a battle that seems to reach back as far as our interest in all things that bash, slice, and dice.
Which one is more effective: the terrifying sharpness and formidable strength of the Samurai swords, or the blunt force of the European longsword?
First let’s take a look at both.
The Samurai sword or the Katana is said to be strong enough to slice a body in two, but precise enough to cut a human hair. The curved blade is made to be used with swift movements to leave your opponent filleted before he even knows what hit him.
The process of forging an authentic Katana takes months to complete. A block of steel is pounded flat and then folded and pounded flat again. This process helps remove impurities from the steel creating a stronger more flexible blade. Folding a blade just 10 times creates 1024 layers. An additional 4 folds brings the total layers to over 16,000. This process creates a distinct pattern in the sword.
The blade is then quenched in water to temper the steel. Many Japanese swordsmiths coated the blade in clay using different thicknesses for the back and the cutting edge before quenching the blade. The different thicknesses caused the blade to cool at different rates creating a harder edge and more flexible back. This method is known as the Japanese Claying Method.
From there the blade is meticulously crafted with a curved edge to allow the sword to be pulled from the scabbard and then slash or cut an opponent all in one motion.
Last an expert sword polisher gets his hands on the blade and finishes the last stage. His efforts make the blade scalpel sharp using polishing stones.
The end result is a swift Samurai sword that can cut through flesh and bone like warm butter.
Known as a Knight’s trusty sidekick, there is something hopelessly gallant and romantic about the cold steel of a European Longsword.
Built to be used with force by a heavy hand, this sword is great for cutting and crunching some ribs. Made to be used with two hands in melee, every inch is designed for hand to hand combat.
Both swords were used by the aristocracy, and both have captivated us for centuries.
Excalibur Brothers is excited to announce that you can now purchase your favorite swords and knives and take up to 6 months to pay for them. During the checkout process simply choose PayPal as your billing option and then choose the "Bill Me Later" option.
Plus from now through November 30, 2012 if your order totals more than $99 you can have no payments AND no interest for 6 months. (Credit approval is required and balance must be paid within 6 months to avoid accruing interest on the purchase)
If you are already a "Bill Me Later" customer you don't even have to apply. This is just in time for Christmas too.
Even if you are only shopping for yourself and wanted that really cool sword you thought you'd need to save money for you can order it and make payments instead of trying to save it all up ahead of time.
Now more than ever Excalibur Brothers offers you the products you want at competitive prices with fast shipping and now financing available. Thank for shopping at Excalibur Brothers.com
The Twin Cities Pioneer Press reported Thursday Nov 1, 2012 that a 57 year old grandmother and her 13 year old grandson were stabbed to death on Minneapolis' north side Monday October 29, 2012 by what police think was a samurai sword.
22 year old Ishmael Roberts has been charged with 2 counts of 2nd degree murder in the double homicide. Roberts was apprehended in Iowa on Monday. The sword however was not found and police believe he discarded the sword somewhere between the twin cities and where he was taken into custody in Waterloo Iowa.
Please keep in mind that this is not the fault of the samurai sword but rather the person who weilded it. Swords and knives are tools just like any other tool. A hammer can be used to build a house or to hit someone in the head. The tool has no idea how it is being used. It is the intent of the person controlling the tool that determines if it's use is good or bad.
If you are a samurai sword collector check out the vast selection of functional and replica samurai swords available here:
Excalibur Brothers is happy to announce that Musashi brand swords are now available.
Musashi swords are fully functional, sharpened, carbon steel swords at affordable prices.
Excalibur Brothers now offers the entry level line of Musashi brand samurai swords and katana. These swords are made with carbon steel blades but are competitively priced to match or beat the prices of many stainless steel replica display swords.
You'll love this line of swords. Affordable, functional and hand crafted with quality and care. If you are unsatisfied for any reason you can return the sword for a full refund within 10 days no questions asked. We even refund any ground shipping charges you may have paid when you ordered.