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.
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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This katana is made of 1095 high carbon steel, clay tempered with a polished mirror-like surfac..
This is a fully functional replica of a Medieval European double-edged viking sword, the blade ..