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The tachi sword is a traditionally crafted Japanese sword dating back to the Kotō period (900-1596) and is a design that preceded the katana. It differs from the katana in several ways, including how it was worn. This style of samurai sword was hung on the belt with the cutting edge down instead of facing up. The mei, or signature, appears on the opposite side of the tang on a tachi blade, so it is still visible when facing outward from the belt.

An authentic tachi sword must be hung from a leather device or two hangers to ensure it lays horizontally against the body of the wielder. It also averages between 27 and 32 inches in length with a greater taper from hilt to point. The longest known Japanese tachi measured 12 feet from end to end with a blade that was a little more than seven feet in length. If you’re ready to add a new blade to your collection, shop for the best tachi sword for sale at Swords of Northshire now!

 

Our Tachi Swords

At Swords of Northshire, we pride ourselves on offering a wide selection of authentic and high-quality tachi for sale. Each sword is handcrafted by skilled artisans using traditional Japanese sword-making techniques, resulting in a blade that is not only beautiful but also fully functional for martial arts and cutting practice.

We offer a variety of swords with different designs and features, including those with intricately carved hilts and scabbards. Whether you're looking for a traditional tachi katana or one with a more modern twist, we have the perfect blade for you.

At Swords of Northshire, we love Japanese and Chinese motifs and symbolism. When you shop our collection, you’ll see many cranes, dragons, and phoenixes, as well as flowers and plants like bamboo and cherry blossoms. We also design hilts that feature geometric designs and shapes from feudal eras.

When you purchase a sword from Swords of Northshire, you can be confident in the quality of your sword. We use only the best materials and craftsmanship to ensure that each blade is durable, sharp, and true to its historical roots.

To complete the purchase of your sword, you will also receive a scabbard that matches your blade. Whether you prefer hardwood scabbards (saya) or ito wrapped handles, Swords of Northshire has it all.

 

Swords of Northshire Guarantees Quality

Our swords are made from the highest quality materials, such as 1060 and 1095 high carbon steel, and are handcrafted with intricate detail and care. Fully functional for multiple applications, our swords are perfect for iaido and kenjutsu, gifts, or cutting practice. Need something more to complement your sword? Check out our sword accessories and our selection of Japanese knives.

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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.