Takeda Shingen Katana
  • Takeda Shingen Katana
  • Takeda Shingen Katana

Takeda Shingen Katana


The Takeda Shingen Katana has a handforged 65 Mn blade, differentially tempered using a traditional claying method with a gunome hamon.


A legend of many names, the Tiger of Kai, Shinano no Kami, and competitor for power to Tokugawa Ieysau , Oda Nobunaga and Uesugi Kenshin, Takeda Shingen commanded respect on the battlefield as well as the political arena. Representing the best and worst of the romantic perception of the feudal lords of the time, Takeda had some of the most forward thinking political ideals as a ruler over his people. Hanwei memorializes Takeda Shingen in steel with this new katana.

This classic tsuba depicts Takeda wielding his favorite weapon, the war fan. The blade side of the tsuba features the “wind, forest, fire & mountain” moto of the Takeda clan taken from Sun Tzu which is carried over to the fuchi in gold. The tsuka is wrapped in black cotton around white same (ray skin) kashira with a finely detailed gold tiger on the kashira. Contrasting the tsuka are the gold Takeda mon menuki and the silver seppa and habaki. The 27 1/8” forged steel blade springs forth from textured red saya with black sageo and buffalo horn kurikata and kojiri. Pair your Takeda Shingen Katana with the Takeda Shingen Kabuto (AH2082) from Hanwei for a vibrant Japense motif.


Handforged steel blade
Black cotton sageo over same (real ray skin)
Textured Red Saya
Takeda Shingen Katana
Overall: 102,9 cm
Blade Length: 68,58 cm
Handle Length: 31,4 cm
Weight: 2 lbs 7 oz
Blade Steel: 65Mn, Hrc Edge: 60, Hrc Back: 40

65Mn is a readily-available steel that is formulated to provide good wear resistance and hardness. The medium-high carbon content makes for a high degree of toughness and resilience, while the manganese, in addition to improving these properties, improves the hot-working characteristics of the steel, making it an excellent candidate for forged sword blades. 65Mn Steel Composition: 0.62-0.7C 0.9-1.2Mn 0.17-0.37Si

Specs will vary slightly from piece to piece.