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

1095 High Carbon Steel

For a blade that keeps a very sharp edge and is easy to resharpen, 1095 high carbon steel is very desirable. Generally, 1095 is the standard of high carbon steel in most swords and katana blades. It offers the highest carbon content and yields the sharpest edge, but it can also be fragile if not crafted by a master swordmaker.

Whether you’re a novice collector or an experienced sword buyer, the carbon steel swords from Swords of Northshire are ideal for your needs in the dojo, in cutting practice, or to put on display. Explore our massive collection of swords and knives made of 1095 high carbon steel today.

 

Our Carbon Steel Selection

 

At Swords of Northshire, our focus is on traditional Japanese and Chinese weaponry. We love everything about the warriors of these ancient cultures and curate a collection that includes everything from folded steel katanas to ultra long nagamaki blades. Discover the perfect sword for you in a collection that includes:

 

Since most of our blades are inspired by Asian cultures, you’ll find numerous motifs and rich symbolism that revolve around dragons, cranes, bamboo, cherry blossoms, and more. For beautiful handmade nagamaki pieces, samurai swords, and more, browse the blades at Swords of Northshire today.

 

Shop with the Best

Our 1095 steel is hand forged by experts who have passed the art of metalworking down from generation to generation since even before the age of the samurai. Each of our swords are built for function, yet they are perfect for a centerpiece statement as well. We use 1095 high carbon steel in many of our handcrafted samurai swords, ninja swords, and color-treated swords. You can choose to have your sword sharpened to a razor-edge or leave it unsharpened for the samurai in training. Check out our selection the find the perfect, high-quality sword that’s right for you.

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Your custom-made katana begins its life in the famed swordsmithing town of Longquan located in the r..
$189.99
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This sword is made of 1095 high carbon steel, clay tempered with a polished mirror-like surface. It ..
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This nagamaki has a very unique structure. It’s a mix between katana and naginata swords, but the Un..
$463.99
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This Yamato sword from Devil May Cry is made of 1095 high carbon steel. With its polished, mirror-li..
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This sword is made of 1095 high carbon steel, clay tempered with a polished mirror-like surface. It ..
$364.99
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This Nodachi sword is made of 1095 high carbon steel with a polished mirror-like surface. The blade ..
$439.99
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This sword is made of 1095 high carbon steel, clay tempered with a polished mirror-like surface. It ..
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The black blade is made of 1095 high carbon steel and the red blade is made of folded steel. After s..
$684.99
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This Katana sword is made of 1095 high carbon steel, clay tempered with a polished mirror-like surfa..
$356.99
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This high quality tanto shirasaya is made of 1095 high carbon steel, clay tempered with a polished m..
$326.99
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This sword is made of through hardened 1095 high carbon steel, made to resemble a traditional ninja ..
$264.99
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This sword is made of 1095 high carbon steel, clay tempered with a polished mirror-like surface. Thi..
$939.99
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This sword is made of 1095 high carbon steel, clay tempered with a polished mirror-like surface. It ..
$419.99
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This Katana sword is made of 1095 high carbon steel with a polished mirror-like surface. It is a ver..
$249.99
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This sword is made of 1095 high carbon steel, clay tempered with a polished mirror-like surface. It ..
$339.99
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This  Zatoichi Shirasaya Ninja Sword is made of 1095 high carbon steel, clay tempered with a po..
$376.99
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The blade is Unokubi-Zukuri style, with a back that gets thinner around the middle of the blade and ..
$349.99
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The cutting edge of the sword is on the reverse side. This type of sword is called Sakabato, made fa..
$264.99
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This sword is specially designed for outdoor survival, plain but functional. The blade is made of 10..
$246.99
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This tanto sword is specially designed for hunting and outdoor survival. It's a Japanese ninja ..
$209.99
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This sword set is made of 1095 high carbon steel, clay tempered with a polished mirror-like surface...
$1,129.99
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This sword is made of 1095 high carbon steel, clay tempered with a polished mirror-like surface. It ..
$489.99
The single-edged Dao sword became the favored weapon during the Tang Dynasty after Chinese and Korea..
$679.99
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This Gyaku-Kobuse tanto is constructed with two different kinds of steel, folded steel (8,192 layers..
$560.00
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This sword is made of 1095 high carbon steel with a polished mirror-like surface. The blade is repea..
$289.99
This sword is made of 1095 high carbon steel, clay tempered with a polished mirror-like surface. It ..
$439.99
This sword is made of 1095 high carbon steel, clay tempered with a polished mirror-like surface. It ..
$519.99
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This sword set is made of 1095 high carbon steel, clay tempered with a polished mirror-like surface...
$879.99
During the Tang Dynasty (618-907) the single-edged Dao was a popular weapon, having superceded the J..
$364.99
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This sword is specially designed for outdoor survival, plain but functional. The blade is made of 10..
$246.99
Based on 1 reviews.
This sword is specially designed for outdoor survival, plain but functional. The blade is made of 10..
$246.99
Based on 4 reviews.
The blade is Unokubi-Zukuri style, with a back that gets thinner around the middle of the blade and ..
$529.99
Based on 1 reviews.
This Ninja sword is made of 1095 high carbon steel, clay tempered with a polished mirror-like surfac..
$356.99
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The Tiger Katana sword is made of 1095 high carbon steel, clay tempered with a polished mirror-like ..
$396.99
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This ninjato sword is Unokubi-Zukuri style, with a straight 1095 high carbon steel blade. ..
$319.99
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This sword is made of 1095 high carbon steel, clay tempered with a polished mirror-like surface. It ..
$439.99
This sword is made of 1095 high carbon steel, clay tempered with a polished mirror-like surface. It ..
$529.99
Note: While the sword is fully functional, we do not recommend to use this sword for anything m..
$639.99
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This Nagamaki sword is made of 1095 high carbon steel, clay tempered with a polished mirror-lik..
$456.99
Based on 2 reviews.
This sword is made of 1095 high carbon steel, clay tempered with a polished mirror-like surface. It ..
$489.99
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The blade of this wakizashi is made of 1095 high carbon steel and clay tempered to produce a genuine..
$369.99
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This Katana sword is made of 1095 high carbon steel, clay tempered with a polished mirror-like surfa..
$396.99
This sword is made of 1095 high carbon steel, clay tempered with a polished mirror-like surface. It ..
$473.99
Based on 1 reviews.
The blade is Unokubi-Zukuri style, with a back that gets thinner around the middle of the blade and ..
$569.99
This sword is made of 1095 high carbon steel, clay tempered with a polished mirror-like surface. It ..
$419.99
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This Katana sword is made of 1095 high carbon steel, clay tempered with a polished mirror-like surfa..
$436.99
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This sword is made of 1095 high carbon steel, clay tempered with a polished mirror-like surface. It ..
$539.99
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This sword is made of 1095 high carbon steel, clay tempered with a polished mirror-like surface.&nbs..
$423.99