Absolutely love the craftsmanship with this custom piece. Swords of Northshire was wonderful to communicate with. Always very timely and extremely accommodating. Listened to every detail I was looking for, and did their best to make my dream (and the recipient of this sword's dream) come true. I would and will definitely be back again to re-order another in the future.
- Cassy L
The sword is forged and assembled very well, very fast shipping, great service and courteous. Anyone who wants to buy a sword, this is the place!
- Simone
Impressed by their professional approach. They were quick to respond to my questions and give offers of assistance. The custom made Katana was a true beauty and I am very satisfied with every aspect of my dealings with them. I can highly recommend Swords of Northshire to anyone seeking a finely crafted excellent quality sword for a very reasonable price.
- Colin M
Our son was absolutely speechless when he unwrapped the sword. He loves it. We needed a rush build and the sword came on time. It looks very elegant-well made with handsome parts. Also, customer service was very helpful. Thank you very much.
- JGR
I am extremely satisfied with Swords of Northshire. Aside from my custom katana being absolutely beautiful and well made, their customer service is outstanding. They accommodated me at every step. My second custom katana is in the mail now! Can't recommend them enough, and will certainly be doing more business in the future.
- Matt K
The quality in craftsmanship of the sword I had custom made is impeccable. The materials are beautiful. The staff were always available when needed and very informative.
- Paul S

1060 High Carbon Steel

For tough and durable samurai swords, 1060 carbon steel is one of the top choices. This type of steel is popular with martial arts practitioners due to the balance of rigidity and flexibility in the steel. Since our swords are created by master smiths using authentic Japanese techniques, our carbon steel swords are properly heat treated and tempered to create the strong, resilient blades you need for dojo practice, ceremonial displays, and display in your home.

 

 

Types of Carbon Steel Swords

 

 

Our collection of swords made with 1060 high carbon steel includes:

 

 

 

 

All our swords are incredibly customizable, and we honor your preference for sharpening, fittings, colors, and engravings. 

 

 

Why 1060 Carbon Steel Swords?

 

 

The power of your blade is first and foremost determined by the type of steel you choose. When you choose a steel alloy that includes .60% carbon, you’re getting the best balance of strength and flexibility for a sword that can cut through bamboo, hold a sharp edge, and bend without breaking. Some other benefits of this steel composition include:

 

 

  • Offers a lighter weight than 1095
  • Able to take bends and spring back
  • Easy to use for practice
  • A very affordable steel type

 

 

The steel composition can tell you a lot about a weapon, and at Swords of Northshire, we recommend 1060 carbon steel as a great option for your next katana, tachi, or shirasaya.


Wondering about the best steel for a katana? Read our guide to learn more before buying!

 

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