Jody Samson Katana
Samson Katana and Wakizashi
Samson Mid-Size Katana
Each sword features a blade ground from 5/16" thick 1075
steel that is deeply hollowground and has a deep fuller fading
into a false edge at the top. The blade finish is easily maintained/restored
with oil and a grey Scotchbrite pad.
Overall length: 38.75"
Blade length: 27.25"
Weight: 2 lbs 14 oz
Mid-Size Katana Specifications:
Overall length: 31.5"
Blade length: 22.25"
Weight: 2 lbs 9 oz
Overall length: 25.375"
Blade length: 19.375"
Weight: 2 lbs 1 oz
The katana, mid-size katana and wakizashi are available in two
editions -- a limited edition of 10 swords ground and signed
by Jody and a "production" version with Jody's "Samson"
Limited Edition Samson Katana... $1,500
Samson Katana... $800
Limited Edition Samson Mid-Size Katana... $1,350
Samson Mid-Size Katana... $700
Limited Edition Samson Wakizashi... $1,200
Samson Wakizashi... $600
Limited Edition Samson Katana Set (Katana,Wakizashi)... $2,500
Samson Katana Set (Katana,Wakizashi)... $1,200
Edition Samson Katana Set (Katana, Mid-Size Katana and Wakizashi)...
Samson Katana Set (Katana, Mid-Size Katana and Wakizashi)...
are a couple of photos of Jason cutting Japanese tatami mats
world the majority of reality fighters are becoming mixed
martial artists, combining the strengths of striking systems
with grappling, etc. Does it not make sense to apply the
same concept to weapons?
Well, master swordmaker Jody Samson has been doing this
for years, recently exemplified in the Samson Katana.
All of the shape and cutting ability of the greatest of
Samurai swords, with the strength and durability of a
Viking sword and the comfort and maneuverability of a
Filipino blade, enable one to utilize this masterfully
crafted tool as a means to do whatever end is imaginable.
As a martial artist I gear my training toward real life
application balanced with the art of self expression.
Jody Samson is the only swordmaker alive who I feel can
truly express both sides in one quality piece of work.
Consequently, whether I am putting myself on the line
in a full contact weapon fight, or honing my skills through
thousands of repetitions, the quality of my weapon and
the spirit in which it was made are of the utmost importance.
Point blank, if the sword is an extension of the soul,
then I trust mine to Jody Samson. Sincerely and with the
-- Allen Bridgeman
or Black belt level of
Gojukido Karate - The way of the hard and soft
Founder-Master Kaoru Kishiyama
Consists of- Judo, Jujitsu, Kumbu, Aikido, Ai imawa (ki-spirit),
Tai chi chuan, Long boxing kung fu, Kempo karate, Go Ju
Kai Karate and Boxing.
Valencia Lameco - acronym for Largo, medio, corto
or Long Medium and Short range.
Founder of Lameco- Edgar G. Sulite, passed the system
to his top brawler Felix Valencia
Consists of-Kali, Eskrima, Arnis, Shooto, Silat, and Hawaiian
Muay Thai - Animal fighting
Instructor-Felix Valencia who was undefeated in Muay Thai
matches in Thailand.
Young Chuan - Chinese family system of kung fu.
Consists primarily of- Wing chun Gung fu and Wujichyuan
Taekwon do - the Korean national sport
Instructor- Ben Ramsey
Assistant and primary instructor to S.W.A.T. teams, special
forces, U.S. Marshalls, National guard and various other
government and private sectors around the country. This
includes defensive tactics training for the Ohio police
in Toledo, CQB (Close Quarter Battle) in Arizona, The
FARM gun school in Salt Lake City, Utah, MDT (Midwest
Defensive Tactics) and the SWAT and Sheriffs departments
in Oklahoma City and Moore Oklahoma, Wichita, Kansas and
various rape prevention and self defense seminars for
both citizens of Los Angeles and L.A.P.D. members.
As a 13 and 14 year old, won the Rocky mountain international
kung fu championships twice in the 15-17 year old advanced
black belt division. Achieved first place in the Oklahoma
collegiate and Senior black belt divisions in Judo, qualifying
for nationals in both in 2003. Has competed in various
renown underground full contact fights with and with out
weapons, stand up or on the ground.
with the Samson Katana:
This is a sword Jody has created as a proposed piece for
an upcoming major fantasy film. It features cast hilt components
from original hand-carved waxes, genuine bone grip, walnut spacers,
and a deeply hollowground leafblade. The runes were designed
by Leif Hansen and deeply engraved by Steve Fisher. Grip carved
inscription is a quote Jody found at the beginning of Richard
Francis Burton's The Book of the Sword and is attributed
to Lod. della Vernaccia, A.D. 1200.
"Nothing is high and awful save the sword..."
This sword will be available in limited quantities.
Overall length: 35"
Blade length: 25 3/4 "
Grip length: 5 1/2"
PoB: 3 1/2"
Weight: 3.4 lbs
Senatorial Spatha... $2,000 SOLD
The Seaward Sword will be available in both a Limited Edition
of 10 hand ground by Jody, and a "production" version
of 500 swords.
The Limited Editions have darkened steel fittings and hand-filework
on the spine.
Limited Edition Seaward... $2,000 SOLD
The standard Seawards have darkened bronze fttings and no filework.
Seaward Sword... $1,200
This is a sword that Jody put together for a friend
-- it turned out so well that we decided to make it in a Limited
Edition of 10.
It combines the guard and pommel of his popular katana with
the blade from the equally popular Seaward Sword.
The blade is deeply hollowground of 1/4" 1075 steel, the
pommel and guard are "lost wax" castings from one-of-a-kind
original waxes hand-carved by Jody.
castings have been darkened.
Grip and brown leather wrap by Shan-Aan.
Overall length: 40.25"
Blade Length: 30"
Weight: 2 lbs 7 oz
Limited Edition Samson Seaward Katana... $1,500
product designed by Jody, licensed by Frank Frazetta --
The Martian Longsword
A lot of us grew up reading the exploits of John Carter and
longed for the needle-sharp longsword that was pictured in
Frank Frazetta's cover art.
Jody has recreated that famous sword here.
This a sword worthy of defending the honor of your Deja Thoris!
Longsword (pictured above)... $1,200
The standard edition features a hand-dyed and textured green
Limited Edition Martian Longsword (pictured below)...
$1,500 SOLD OUT
The limited editions are hand-signed and numbered by Jody
a green rayskin and twisted wire grip.