The Ryujin Hikari

Patrick Chitwood


In the realm of martial arts and traditional weaponry, the Katana stands as a symbol of artistry, craftsmanship, and lethal efficiency. The Ryujin Hikari takes this to a whole new level, offering a sword that is both fully functional and battle-ready. Designed for those who demand the very best, this hand-forged masterpiece is more than just a weapon—it's a testament to the beauty of tradition and the power of innovation.

The Sword

Hand Forged & Hand Sharpened

Handcrafted using age-old Japanese methods, the Ryujin Hikari arrives sharpened and ready for display or practice. The meticulous forging process ensures a blade that is not just beautiful to look at but extremely sharp and functional.

Damascus 1095 Steel Clay Tempered Folded Steel + T10 Steel Blade

A blend of Damascus 1095 steel and T10 steel, this blade is built for durability and long-lasting sharpness. The clay tempering process adds another layer of quality, creating a blade that retains its edge while remaining remarkably tough.

Cutting Performance

Tameshigiri Ready

Whether you're cutting through tatami mats, bamboo, fruits, rope, or even water bottles, the Ryujin Hikari is designed for optimal cutting performance.

Blade Shape

GYAKU-KOBUSE Blade Core Shape & CHU-KISSAKI Blade Tip Shape

The Ryujin Hikari features a unique GYAKU-KOBUSE core shape that combines a hard outer layer with a softer core for outstanding durability and flexibility. Its CHU-KISSAKI medium tip ensures optimal cutting and thrusting capabilities, perfectly balancing weight for superior control.


Hard Wood Saya Sheath with Full Ray Skin Wrap

The sheath of the Ryujin Hikari is a work of art in itself. Wrapped in black lacquered stingray skin, it offers a unique blend of beauty and practicality, adding a layer of protection against the elements.

Sword Handle

Alloy Steel Handle with Stingray Skin

The handle is crafted from alloy steel and wrapped in genuine stingray skin, offering a combination of tradition, durability, and excellent grip.


Every Ryujin Hikari comes with a set of authentic accessories, including genuine stingray skin in the handle and sheath, a silk sage-o cord, and copper oxidized fittings that add an elegant traditional touch.

Sword Box

Sword Stand with Every Purchase

Every purchase of the Ryujin Hikari comes with a free sword stand, a unique addition that makes your collection even more special.

Size & Weight

The Ryujin Hikari is a substantial yet manageable sword, with dimensions and weights as follows: Overall Length: 40.9 inches / 104cm Nagasa Length (Blade Length): 27.8 inches / 70.5cm Handle Length: 10.6 inches / 27cm Blade Width (near Habaki): 1.26 inches / 3.20cm Blade Width (near Kissaki): 0.91 inches / 2.30cm Weight (with Saya): 2.71 lbs / 1.23kg Weight (without Saya): 2.23 lbs / 1.01kg


The Ryujin Hikari is not just another Katana—it's a masterpiece that brings together the very best in traditional craftsmanship and modern materials. Its striking beauty and lethal efficiency make it a must-have for any martial arts enthusiast or collector.

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