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Clay-Tempered Steel

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Clay tempering is perhaps one of the most skilled artforms in sword making. The process starts as if an artist is composing a painting. The swordsmith paints a clay mixture onto the rough, shaped blade — carefully applying different thicknesses of clay to both the spine and cutting edge. Next, the swordsmith adds personal markings onto the blade with a thin metal tool. The marks can only be seen when a sword polisher reveals them. They are the soul of the sword, and form a unique natural temper line known as hamon.

 

Tempered Steel

 

Through rapid heating and quenching, the spine and cutting edge cool at different rates because of the clay coating, resulting in a cutting edge that is extremely hard and a spine that is durable and flexible. These blades of tempered steel are tough enough to withstand the stress of battle, providing improved shock absorption. 

 

Passed down through the generations by ancient swordsmiths, a clay tempered sword is a testament to precision, art, and ingenuity. Browse the wide range of clay tempered swords at Swords of Northshire today.

 

Our Unique Selection of Clay Tempered Wakizashi and Katana

 

At Swords of Northshire, we strive to bring you top quality blades that have been created by master craftsmen. These swordsmiths have spent years learning their art to bring you the best battle ready pieces including:

 

 

Our samurai and ninja swords are made with the utmost attention to detail and result in beautiful, battle ready pieces that are ideal for practice in the dojo, cutting practice, and display in your home.

 

Shop with the Best

 

Shop at Swords of Northshire and receive a clay tempered sword that’s made to order the moment you buy it. Once you place your order, we pass it on to one of our skilled swordsmiths who spend two to three weeks custom-making your piece. Complete your sword by specifying what level of hand sharpening and what style of engraving you prefer. Choose a strong and durable samurai sword or a stealthy and flexible ninja sword from our collection. Buy a clay tempered wakizashi or katana today.

 

Your custom-made katana begins its life in the famed swordsmithing town of Longquan located in the remote, green mountains of Qinxi. The art of blade making has continued, unabated, for over 2,600 years near the cold, shining waters of the Ou River. Your sword's exact crafting methods are entirely u..
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This sword is made of 1095 high carbon steel, clay tempered with a polished mirror-like surface. It is a very strong sword made with traditional methods, for multiple applications. The blade is repeatedly heat treated and hand forged to remove impurities. The clay temper process combines the ch..
$469.99
This Yamato sword from Devil May Cry 5 is made of 1095 high carbon steel. With its polished, mirror-like surface from painstaking work with wafer thin hazuya stones, we’ve made it to look exactly like Vergil's Yamato katana from Devil May Cry 5. Vergil’s trademark sword is a dark forged katana that ..
$619.99
This sword is made of 1095 high carbon steel, clay tempered with a polished mirror-like surface. It is a very strong sword made with traditional methods, for multiple applications. The blade is repeatedly heat treated and hand forged to remove impurities. The clay temper process combines the ch..
$339.99
This Katana sword is made of 1095 high carbon steel, clay tempered with a polished mirror-like surface. It is a very strong blade made with traditional methods, for multiple applications. The blade is repeatedly heat treated and hand forged to remove impurities. The clay temper process combines..
$356.99
This high quality tanto shirasaya is made of 1095 high carbon steel, clay tempered with a polished mirror-like surface. It is a very strong blade made with traditional methods, for multiple applications. The blade is repeatedly heat treated and hand forged to remove impurities. The clay te..
$326.99
This sword is made of 1095 high carbon steel, clay tempered with a polished mirror-like surface. It is a very strong sword made with traditional methods, for multiple applications. The blade is repeatedly heat treated and hand forged to remove impurities. The clay temper process combines the ch..
$364.99
This sword is made of 1095 high carbon steel, clay tempered with a polished mirror-like surface. It is a very strong sword made with traditional methods, for multiple applications. The blade is repeatedly heat treated and hand forged to remove impurities. The clay temper process combines the ch..
$339.99
This is a well-made and carefully constructed clay tempered & folded 1095 high carbon steel Katana, made to look like Roronoa Zoro's Shusui Sword from One Piece. The visible undulating grain pattern on the blade is a result from folding the steel 13 times during forging. The blade is r..
$429.99
This sword is made of 1095 high carbon steel, clay tempered with a polished mirror-like surface. This exact sword model was ordered by the prop team from Westworld and featured in the episode "Akane no Mai" on Season 2, wielded by both Miyamoto Musashi and the Shogun. It is a very strong sword ..
$939.99
This  Zatoichi Shirasaya Ninja Sword is made of 1095 high carbon steel, clay tempered with a polished mirror-like surface. It is a very strong blade made with traditional methods, for multiple applications. The blade is repeatedly heat treated and hand forged to remove impurities. The clay..
$376.99
This sword is made of 1095 high carbon steel, clay tempered with a polished mirror-like surface. It is a very strong sword made with traditional methods, for multiple applications. The blade is repeatedly heat treated and hand forged to remove impurities. The clay temper process combines the ch..
$419.99
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