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Folded Damascus Steel

Folded Damascus Steel

Folded steel blades, commonly referred to as Damascus steel or pattern-welded steel, are made by hammering the steel flat and folding it over itself repeatedly to create several thousand layers of steel. Most of our Damascus steel swords are folded 13 times, creating 8,192 layers. 

 

Folding was developed in feudal Japan due to the impure metals that were most often used in blacksmithing. The tamahagane needed to be folded over and over again to remove impurities and even out the carbon content of the steel. Today’s modern steel is pure, and folding is only done for tradition's sake or for the aesthetically pleasing flowing grain pattern it creates on the blade. 

 

Damascus Sword Selection

 

When you explore our collection of Damascus swords for sale, you’ll find that we carry a large range of folded swords, including katanas and ninja swords. Since we specialize in Japanese and Chinese techniques, most of our swords incorporate imagery that harkens back to ancient Asian stories. From dragons and cranes to cherry blossoms and bamboo, choose the design that speaks to you.

 

Our selection also includes a variety of battle-ready replicas from your favorite anime, movies, manga, video games, and more. Some of our Damascus swords even incorporate various colors into the blades to create eye-catching display pieces.

 

Shopping for Swords with Us

 

At Swords of Northshire, each of our Damascus steel swords is handcrafted by master craftsmen who have trained for years in the art of ancient Japanese and Chinese sword making techniques. They pay the utmost attention to detail when forging each sword to ensure that the sharpening and engraving meet our high expectations for quality. 

Our dedication to metal crafting and sword replication results in beautiful craftsmanship and heirloom quality pieces. Whether you’re looking for a samurai sword or you want to make your own custom sword, we have the right blade for you.

 

The black blade is made of 1095 high carbon steel and the red blade is made of folded steel. After sharpening, the blade is etched with an oxidation process to give the surface it's black and red color. The swords come with a hardwood saya, silk sageo/ito, solid alloy fittings, and ge..
$684.99
This battle ready Han Dynasty Jian sword is made of folded steel, designed to be perfect for practical Chinese martial arts training. The blade is heat-treated, tempered, and oil quenched to achieve optimal levels of durability and hardness. Traditional design with modern construction, this is ..
$739.99
Sokka’s Sword | Avatar: The Last Airbender   Chinese Meteor Sword   In Avatar: The Last Airbender, Sokka trains with a master in Piandao to improve his fighting skills. As part of his training, he forges a sword from a fallen meteorite. The sword he creates is known as a Jian, ..
$459.99
Sokka’s Sword | Avatar: The Last Airbender   Chinese Meteor Sword   In Avatar: The Last Airbender, Sokka trains with a master in Piandao to improve his fighting skills. As part of his training, he forges a sword from a fallen meteorite. The sword he creates is known as a Jian, ..
$319.99
Zuko’s Swords | Avatar: The Last Airbender Zuko's Dual Broadswords are meant to represent the character’s internal conflict, as each sword symbolizes good or evil. Featured in Avatar: The Last Airbender, these dual dao swords are made to look exactly like the weapons that Zuko uses to s..
$949.99
In June 2006 the forging technique of Longquan Swords was listed as a national intangible cultural heritage. The 130-year-old Shen Guanglong Sword Workshop was nominated the protector of the technique, and it's owner, Shen Xinpei, the representative heir. Longquan Swords have been presente..
$4,200.00
This battle ready Jian sword is made of folded steel, designed to be perfect for practical Chinese martial arts training. The blade is heat-treated, tempered, and oil quenched to achieve optimal levels of durability and hardness. Traditional design with modern construction, this is not your ave..
$1,249.99
This battle ready Jian sword is made of folded steel, designed to be perfect for practical Chinese martial arts training. The blade is heat-treated, tempered, and oil quenched to achieve optimal levels of durability and hardness. Traditional design with modern construction, this is not your ave..
$589.99
This battle ready Black Dragon Jian sword is made of folded damascus steel, designed to be perfect for practical Chinese martial arts training. The blade is heat-treated, folded, tempered, and oil quenched to achieve optimal levels of durability and hardness. Traditional design with modern..
$486.99
This is a well-made folded steel Katana, made to look just like Rukia Kuchiki's Zanpakuto sword from Bleach. The blade is very sharp and folded 13 times resulting in over 8,000 layers. It comes with a white hardwood saya and silk sageo/ito, iron fittings, and genuine same (rayskin). The tang is secu..
$299.99
This is a well-made colorful folded steel sword, following the traditional Japanese process. The blade is very sharp and folded 13 times resulting in over 8,000 layers. After sharpening, the blade is etched with an oxidation process to give the surface it's black and red color. It comes with a ..
$389.99
This William Wallace Braveheart sword is a very sharp and strong fully functional replica. The blade is made of folded steel. It can cut through bamboo. tatami mats, and similar. The surface is well-polished. The sheath and handle are both wrapped with high quality..
$663.99
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