The katana was first developed during the Heian period (794-1185) in Japan and was originally called a "tachi." It was used by the samurai, the warrior class of Japan, and was prized for its strength, sharpness, and versatility in combat.
When it comes to black katana swords and black blade katana swords, this particular category of swords has a type of blade that has been specially treated and polished to give the surface of the steel a distinctive black color, etched with a special oxidation process used by our master craftsmen at Swords of Northshire, where we hand forge and hand sharpen all swords individually ourselves.
At Swords of Northshire, there are a lot of different color and style combinations when it comes to the black katana and black blade design – these include black with red, white, gold, and blue colors, as well as dragon etchings, and so on. The possibilities are endless!
With the length of the blade usually between 60 and 73 cm, the katana was designed to be curved and single-edged, with a pointed tip and a broad base. This shape enhances the sword's cutting performance and balance, making it an excellent choice for fighting.
The blade of the black katana is made of high-carbon steel, a durable and strong material that can hold an edge extremely well. The kind of steel used and how it is treated can considerably affect the blade's properties, such as its hardness and flexibility. The handles of these black swords are made of wood, with a cord wrap called a "tsuka" to provide a secure grip. The scabbards (or "sayas") of the black katana swords are also made of wood, with a black lacquer or paint finish to match the blade.
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One of the main features of this black sword is that it is a relatively lightweight weapon, which allows the user to wield it with speed and agility. This can be particularly useful in close-quarters combat, where quick and precise movements are necessary.
Another advantage of the blade is that it is a well-balanced weapon, with the center of gravity located near the hilt. This makes it easier to control and allows the user to deliver powerful cuts with minimal effort.
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The black katana sword is a weapon rooted in history, tradition, and cultural significance. Its sleek design, exceptional performance, and durability make it a highly prized collection, It does not matter if you are a seasoned sword enthusiast or simply someone who appreciates fine craftsmanship, this weapon is sure to impress anybody. To add this iconic weapon to your collection, just scroll down below and purchase a sword for yourself!