Blue katana swords at Swords of Northshire have a distinctive blue tsuka (handle or hilt), and sometimes even a blue saya (sheath or scabbard) as well. These blue swords are often associated with the samurai, the elite warrior class of ancient Japan, and are prized for their beauty, craftsmanship, and effectiveness in battle.
The Blue Katana Specialty
The process of creating a blue sword begins with the forging of the blade in a specific katana forge technique. A skilled swordsmith will heat and hammer a piece of high-quality steel to create the shape and structure of the blade for each of the blue katanas.
Once the blade is finished, the handle, also known as the hilt, is added to the weapon. Then the hilt is where the tsuba, or handguard, is attached. The tsuba helps protect the hand from slipping off of the handle and onto the blade and adds to the overall aesthetic of the blue katana as a whole.
Today, these blue swords are popular among collectors and martial arts practitioners and are often used for display or in demonstrations and tournaments.
In addition to their beauty and functionality, blue katanas are also steeped in tradition and cultural significance. In Japanese culture, blue often embodies the elements of the sky and sea, as well as the feelings and emotions involving purity, transparency, grace, tranquility, balance, and loyalty. All of these particular aspects can spiritually transform the blue sword into something new and unique for its user and its usage.
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Swords of Northshire follows the traditional Japanese process with well-made steel being folded over 10 times and creating thousands of layers within the blade of the blue sword itself. Blue-colored variants come with a combination of elements, such as a blue lacquered saya as well as alloy fittings. Each will have its unique flair, custom-created for you the customer. These beautiful weapons from Swords of Northshire are amazing choices for any type of person or situation, for students, for practice, as gifts, or for display. You can’t go wrong with a custom handmade blue katana from Swords of Northshire.
Whether you are a collector, a martial artist, or simply someone who appreciates the beauty and craftsmanship of these weapons, a blue katana sword is a truly unique and special piece to add to your collection. The samurai, who wielded these swords, were a highly respected and revered class in ancient Japan. Today, blue katanas are still highly prized by collectors and enthusiasts of Japanese culture. So, if you're interested in owning one of these beautiful and iconic swords, be sure to check out our selection and make your first purchase today!