Samurai is a Luxurious Watch Made of Damascus Steel Inspired by Japanese Swords

Live on Kickstarter, the MUSHA Samurai is an automatic watch using Damascus steel in Japan

Samurai, the all new luxurious and mysterious watch from MUSHA created using Japanese Damascus steel, is live on global crowdfunding platform Kickstarter and raising funds to bring the project to life.

Damascus steel is an ancient material that was often used in crafting swords due to its tough, resistant-shattering makeup. MUSHA, the brand behind the Samurai watch, is located in Seki City, Gifu, a place that is well known for swordsmith. The company has taken inspiration from Japanese swords to create to create the Samurai watch.

“Damascus steel has typically only been used in premium knives and you will see the patterns emerge on its surface after it is polished. In America and Europe, it is viewed as a precious material and decoration and has been gradually evaluated from an artistic standpoint. With the Samurai Watch, is the one and only pattern of its kind, and we will not see it again,” says founder and CEO Masayuki Otsuka.

Due to the limited nature and high labor costs of Damascus steel, the steel is in short supply making it difficult to mass produce products using the material. This makes the Samurai Watch a rare piece boasting the highest caliber materials inside and out. A true craftsmanship piece that gives a historical glimpse into the soul of the ancient artistry and skill of the Samurai.

MUSHA Damascus Watch SAMURAI specifications:

• Case: SUS316L
• Dial: Damascus steel (Stainless steel)
• Crystal: Sapphire glass 
• Strap: Ostrich, choose from 3 colors, black, orange, blue
• Movement (Caliber): MIYOTA Caliber 9015Watch size: 40mm
• Lug width: 20mm
• Waterproof: 5ATM(Water resistant)
• Warranty period: 5 years (Covers normal use only)

“When we established MUSHA in Seki City, there were already countless cutlery companies, so to just make another cutlery product meant no chance of success. So we focused on the unique pattern of ‘Damascus steel’ because we wanted to create new products, outside of traditional cutlery, using the mysterious pattern,” adds Otsuka. “We hoped to encourage the possibility of new local industries in Seki City by creating new items to help stimulate the area. This is our hope with MUSHA. The MUSHA Damascus Watch Samurai is created by various local craftsmen and represents the original worldview and soul of the city.”

The Samurai Watch from MUSHA is currently live and available to support on Kickstarter:


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