At Bugei we reach into history to design blades to be used by the student of traditional Japanese Sword Arts. The Bamboo
Katana was Bugei's first production sword. And all these years later the updated Bamboo Katana with its elegant
black fittings and gold
bamboo highlights continues to be one of our most popular swords.
Bamboo is a popular theme for Japanese sword mounts as it represents
both strength and flexibility, qualities highly prized by the Samurai.
The tsuba (sword guard) is made from a plate of soft copper that
is given a hard gloss black coating and then gold highlights are applied to the intricate bamboo. The tsuka (handle)
is wrapped in black silk ito to complement the
gloss black saya and glossy black fittings.
The Bugei Exclusive 5160 Cutting Sword Line uses less expensive modern through hardened 5160 mono-steel blades. The modern heat treatment methodology combined with a very tough steel yields
a tough, aggressive cutting blade. These blades are then mounted to Bugeiís high standards using the high quality Bamboo fittings including pure silk tsukaito on the tsuka (handle). The hand carved saya is also finished in a more scuff resistant hammered matte finish to help keep costs down. The swords themselves are sized and shaped similarly to their more refined Bugei Exclusive cousins. We wanted these swords to feel good in the hands with the high quality our customers are used to receiving from Bugei Trading.
Our goal was to reduce production cost as much as possible while maintaining the classic good looks of the original mounts. There is no hamon and no hada (folding pattern) in the tough 5160 steel but these swords can cut and take abuse at the same time. So each sword can sit proudly on a sword stand but also be a daily working sword in the dojo.
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Most sword vendors sell the same generic swords as every other vendor. Bugei Trading, however, felt that swords should be designed by experienced swordsmen and sword craftsmen to ensure they would meet higher standards of functionality as well as historical accuracy. To this end Bugei provides unprecedented selection in terms of tsuka (handle) length and nagasa (sword length) for our customers, something you just don't find anywhere else. We recognize that our customers are serious about their swords and may need a very specific configuration in their sword. Sometimes a generic sword just isn't good enough. Since we offer such a variety of configuration options for each sword in our exclusive line it is possible we will be sold out of some configurations.
If we do not have a specific sword you ordered in stock and available for immediate delivery we will contact you by phone or e-mail to discuss your options. Many customers find that while we may be out of stock of one particular item, we may have another configuration that could meet their needs. So if you are somewhat flexible, be sure to ask about what we might have in stock or on special.
Of course if you have your heart set on a specific sword with a specific configuration we will make sure the factory knows to make an additional sword ASAP to fill your order. We order new stock on a regular basis throughout the year. If we do not have the sword you need in stock we will take a $250 deposit to reserve a sword in an upcoming order specifically for you. The balance will not be billed until your sword is here, inspected and ready to ship to you.
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