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

Clay-Tempered Steel

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.

 

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