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 of 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. Finally, he adds his own personal markings onto the blade with a thin metal tool, a mark that will only be seen when the sword polisher reveals the soul of the sword, the unique natural temper line, or hamon.

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 enough to withstand the stress of battle, providing improved shock absorption. Passed down from generations by swordsmiths, a clay tempered sword is a testament to precision, art, and ingenuity. Check out our wide range of clay tempered swords, including katanas, odachis, and tantos. Each of our blades is handcrafted with the utmost care and attention to detail. Choose between a strong and durable samurai sword or a stealthy and flexible ninja sword – it’s your choice.

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