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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.

 

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 color. It comes with a african rosew..
$319.99
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 color. It comes with a black matte&n..
$189.99
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 color. It comes with a black lacquer..
$269.99
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 color. It comes with a black ma..
$264.99
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 color. It comes with a black ma..
$249.99
This is a set of two high quality black folded steel ninja swords that fit together into the included saya. The blades are very sharp and folded 13 times resulting in over 8,000 layers. After sharpening, the blades are etched with an oxidation process to give the surface it's bla..
$539.99
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 color. It comes with a bla..
$264.99
This is a well-made colorful folded steel sword, following the traditional Japanese process. The blade is very sharp and folded 14 times resulting in over 16,000 layers. After sharpening, the blade is etched with an oxidation process to give the surface it's black color. It comes with a black matte ..
$319.99
This is a well-made folded steel Shirasaya, following the traditional Japanese process. The blade is very sharp and folded 13 times resulting in 8,192 layers. The visible grain pattern on the blade comes from folding the blade repeatedly during forging. The blade is then heat-treated, tempered,..
$219.99
This is a beautiful katana with a shobu-zukuri blade made of folded 1095 high carbon steel. Being made of 1095 steel means that this sword can be used on heavy targets without compromising its edge. Adding to the grain pattern or hada on the blade brought by the folding process is a beautiful hand-e..
$739.99
Another of our new sword designs is this beautiful piece with a medieval European design. The blade is made of folded 1095 high carbon steel polished to bring out it's beautiful grain pattern. It features a sleek iron handguard and pommel, and the hardwood handle is wrapped in black leather cor..
$619.99
This is a beautiful katana with a shinogi-zukuri blade made of folded 1095 high carbon steel. The blade has no groove and the folding of the blade during forging produces a very distinct and beautiful raindrop pattern. This is different from the appearance of the usual folded steel which has a wavy ..
$419.99
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