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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The Green Dragon Crescent Blade (青龍偃月刀) was a legendary weapon wielded by Guan Yu, a great commander..
$869.99
This sword is made of 1095 high carbon steel, clay tempered with a polished mirror-like surface, mad..
$653.99
At Swords of Northshire, we understand the appeal of owning a replica weapon from your favorite show..
$789.99
This sword is made of 1095 high carbon steel, clay tempered with a polished mirror-like surface. It ..
$619.99
The sword is Unokubi-Zukuri style, with a through hardened 1095 high carbon steel blade. The bl..
$329.99
During the Tang Dynasty (618-907) the single-edged Dao was a popular weapon, having superceded the J..
$319.99
Lovingly dubbed the "Falmessertana" this unique Messer sword is a fully functional, yet af..
$463.99
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This is an accurate and fully functional reproduction of a WW2 Gunto Japanese Officer Sword made thr..
$839.99
A beautiful Chinese style Kung Fu sword, this piece has a thick, powerful blade that is weighty enou..
$839.99
The sword is Unokubi-Zukuri style, with a through hardened 1095 high carbon steel blade. The bl..
$319.99
This sword is made of 1095 high carbon steel, clay tempered with a polished mirror-like surface. It ..
$484.99
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This sword is made of 1095 high carbon steel with a polished mirror-like surface. The blade is repea..
$364.99
This katana exemplifies beauty in simplicity. Its blade is a through-hardened 1095 monosteel making ..
$489.99
The blade is Unokubi-Zukuri style with a double edge made of through hardened 1095 high carbon ..
$364.99
This Kogarasu Maru (Little Crow) sword is made of 1095 high carbon steel, clay tempered with a ..
$546.99
This battle ready Tang Dao sword is made of clay tempered 1095 high carbon steel, designed to be per..
$963.99
This high quality tanto is made of high carbon 1095 steel, clay tempered with a traditional polish u..
$469.99
This sword is made of 1095 high carbon steel with a polished mirror-like surface. The blade is repea..
$419.99
The blade is Unokubi-Zukuri style, with a back that gets thinner around the middle of the blade and ..
$319.99
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This is a beautiful katana with a shobu-zukuri blade made of folded 1095 high carbon steel. Being ma..
$739.99
This is a fully functional replica of a Medieval European double-edged viking sword, the blade ..
$364.99
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The blade is Unokubi-Zukuri style, with a back that gets thinner around the middle of the blade and ..
$529.99
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This is a beautiful blade with a deep koshi sori and shinogi zukuri geometry. The blade is made of d..
$869.99
The Chinese Spear (Qiang) is used in many variations on the pre-modern battlefield. Many generals pr..
$619.99
The gladius was a sword popularized by the Legions at the height of the Roman Empire. It’s tradition..
$336.99
Our historically accurate and fully functional reproduction of a WW2 era Japanese Type 97 katan..
$1,239.99
Our historically accurate and fully functional reproduction of a WW2 era katana offers you the chanc..
$839.99
This battle ready Miao Dao sword is made of 1095 high carbon steel, designed to be perfect for pract..
$338.99
This sword is made of 1095 high carbon steel, clay tempered with a polished mirror-like surface. It ..
$489.99
Are you tired of the cheap mold-made stainless steel replica swords and are looking for a real ..
$619.99
This tachi sword is made of 1095 high carbon steel, clay tempered & folded with a polished ..
$1,239.99
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The Chorui Katana sword is made of 1095 high carbon steel, clay tempered with a polished mirror..
$389.99
The blade is Unokubi-Zukuri style with a double edge made of through hardened 1095 high carbon ..
$289.99
Are you tired of the cheap mold-made stainless steel replica swords? Are you looking for a real..
$639.99
This katana exemplifies beauty in simplicity. Its blade is a through-hardened 1095 monosteel making ..
$1,389.99
This Chinese Oxtail Saber sword features through-hardened 1095 high carbon steel with two blood groo..
$419.99
Another of our new sword designs is this beautiful piece with a medieval European design. The blade ..
$619.99
This is a fully functional replica of a Medieval European double-edged viking sword, the blade ..
$319.99
This battle ready Miao Dao sword is made of folded steel, designed to be perfect for practical Chine..
$339.99
These functional Wing Chun Butterfly swords are made of 1095 high carbon steel, great for Chinese ma..
$369.99
This battle ready Qing Dao sword is made of 1095 high carbon steel, designed to be perfect for pract..
$769.99
This Naginata sword is made of 1095 high carbon steel with a polished mirror-like surface. The blade..
$439.99
The Chinese Spear (Qiang) is used in many variations on the pre-modern Chinese battlefield. It is on..
$689.99
This tachi sword is made of 1095 high carbon steel, clay tempered & folded with a polished ..
$1,239.99
This battle ready Tang Dao sword is made of clay tempered 1095 high carbon steel, designed to be per..
$989.99
This battle ready dao sword is made of 1095 high carbon steel, designed to be perfect for practical ..
$1,089.99
Emperor Kangxi, the longest-reigning emperor in China and perhaps the most famous, reigned for 61 ye..
$639.99
The blade is Unokubi-Zukuri style with a double edge made of through hardened 1095 high carbon ..
$319.99