1095 High Carbon Steel

When it comes to samurai swords, the 1095 carbon steel katana sword is a popular choice for its durability and sharpness. This steel is known for its high carbon content, which provides the sword with its hardness and ability to hold a sharp edge. At Swords of Northshire, we offer a variety of carbon steel katana swords that are hand-forged by master swordsmiths using traditional techniques.

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One of the standout features of our carbon steel katana swords is their sharpness. Our swords are hand sharpened to a razor-edge, allowing them to easily slice through targets with minimal effort. The sharpness of our swords is a testament to the skill and expertise of our master swordsmiths. Each 1095 steel sword is also tempered, which provides the blade with its flexibility and helps to prevent it from becoming too brittle.

For a blade that keeps a very sharp edge and is easy to resharpen, 1095 high carbon steel is very desirable. Generally, 1095 steel is the standard in most swords and katana blades. 1095 steel 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 sword collection from Swords of Northshire is ideal for your needs in the dojo, in cutting practice, or to put on display. Explore our massive selection of swords and knives made of 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.


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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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A katana is a japanese sword characterized by a curved, single-edged blade with a circular or squared guard and long grip to accommodate two hands.

The katana is generally defined as the standard-sized, moderately curved Japanese sword with a blade length greater than 23.86 inches. It is characterized by its distinctive appearance: a curved, slender, single-edged blade with a circular or squared guard and long grip to accommodate two hands.

Western historians have said that the katana was among the finest cutting weapons in world military history.

Having a regular cleaning routine in place is key to maintaining your katana.

You can purchase a traditional sword cleaning kit that will have everything you need. There are three steps: removing oil, polishing the blade, and oiling the blade.

Using a sheet of rice paper from the kit or soft cotton cloth, remove any oil that is still on the blade from the previous maintenance. Take the powder ball and tap it lightly against the blade about every two inches or so along its length. Take a fresh piece of rice paper and rub the powder over the blade to polish it. Do this until both sides of the blade have been polished and the powder completely removed. Take the bottle of oil and apply a few drops along the length of the blade on each side. Use a fresh piece of rice paper to spread the oil evenly on the blade.

The most iconic and well known of all the Samurai swords; the katana is distinguished by its long blade and handle that is made to accommodate two hands and strike from a large distance. It has a curved, slender, single-edged blade with a circular or squared guard. The katana has a set of dimensions that separate it from other samurai swords. A traditional katana will measure 3 to 4 feet in total length, with the hilt taking up one-fourth of the total and a characteristic curvature of more or less than 1 inch.

A full tang katana is the sword where the tang extends to almost the whole length of the handle, which makes the blade and the handle the same piece of metal. This gives to the sword certain rigidity and makes it a very solid piece to enjoy.

Full Tang katanas are handmade swords. They can be made of various stainless-steel types according to the Carbon Concentration. The forging is the essential part of the production because it allows the samurai sword to be solid and relatively light. Commonly, the piece of metal is repeatedly heated by fire and hammered while the metal is being folded. The mounting of the different parts is a very delicate operation that has its origins deep in the Japanese civilization. Samurai are used to cherish their Katanas as their trusted partners, and they handle them with love and care.