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Wado Ichimonji Sword of Zoro Roronoa - from One Piece
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Hand Forged 1060 High Carbon Steel Blade Full Tang Oil Quenched Samurai Katana Sword
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Hand Forged 1060 High Carbon Skyrim Blades Sword Dragon & Snake Martial Arts Iaito Katana
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Hand Forged 1060 High Carbon Steel Blade Knife Full Tang Samurai Tanto Sword
Tanto - Hamamatsu 1060
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The history of the samurai sword, also known as the katana, can be traced back to the Japanese Edo Period and as far back as the Kamakura Period. The katana is a symbol of the samurai class and was designed as a two-handed sword, with a distinctive curved blade and long grip.

The samurai sword was traditionally made using tamahagane steel, which is a type of steel made from iron sand that is only found in Japan. The swordsmiths would fold and temper the tamahagane steel to create a curved blade. This process involved repeatedly heating and hammering the steel to remove impurities and strengthen the blade. The result was a blade that was both sharp and durable.

One of the unique features of the samurai sword is the hamon, which is a visible line that runs along the blade. The hamon is formed during the forging process and is a result of the varying thickness of the blade. The swordsmith would carefully control the heating and cooling of the blade to create a hamon that was unique to their style of sword making. The hamon is revealed when the blade is polished and is a distinctive feature of the katana.

The samurai sword is not just a weapon, it is also a work of art. It is highly valued for its beauty and craftsmanship and is often passed down from generation to generation as a family heirloom. This sword is a symbol of Japan's rich cultural heritage and remains an enduring symbol of the samurai class.

 

Samurai Swords for Sale

Our samurai swords for sale are made in the famed sword-smithing town of Longquan in the mountains of Qinxi from an ongoing tradition that’s lasted 2,600 years. Each sword is carefully crafted with the utmost care and attention to detail using traditional hand forging methods. We use high-grade steel and durable materials for all our swords, creating strong and beautiful works of art. The sword of the samurai is drenched in traditions of honor, pride, and power. With so many choices available, it’s easy to find the perfect authentic samurai sword that embodies your personality and spirit. Take a look at our categories of Japanese swords:

 

Get Your Samurai Katana at Swords of Northshire

We have a wide selection of swords including odachi and wakizashi. If you’re looking for something completely unique, we can help you create your own custom sword. Swords of Northshire makes it easy to find your perfect katana, providing pictures, simple check-out, and excellent customer service. Our swords can be hand sharpened per your request or remain unsharpened. Each sword comes with a free personal engraving, to truly make the sword your own. Enjoy our selection and choose your sword wisely.

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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.